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    Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

    This chicken bacon ranch casserole is a dinner that both of my wonderful (but picky!) children will eat. I can easily make it ahead and then bake it right before serving. Sometimes I add 2 cups of cooked veggies, like peas or chopped broccoli, for a complete meal. —Rebekah Schultz, Mantua, New Jersey

    Gluten-Free Stuffing

    Gluten-free eaters, rejoice! Now you can enjoy everyone's favorite Thanksgiving dish, too. This easy gluten-free stuffing has all the classic...


    Pumpkin Brownies

    Chocolate and pumpkin pair up to make a family-favorite fall dessert. These pumpkin brownies are fantastic for parties and picnics....


    Orange Sweet Rolls

    This orange sweet rolls recipe is so dependable—I make it a lot during the holidays because it’s quick and delicious....


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    Make-Ahead Spicy Olive Pasta

    This is a fancy version of my grandchildren's favorite baked spaghetti. It feels like such a special dinner, and it's...

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    Gooey Butter Cake

    A friend gave me a quick version of this gooey butter cake recipe using a cake mix, but I prefer...


    Homemade Confetti Cake

    This is a moist and fluffy vanilla cake with lots of sprinkles and a whipped vanilla buttercream. It's almost impossible...

    Cheesy Meatball Sliders

    These meatball sliders are a fun way to serve meatballs at your party without using a slow cooker. Made on...


    Smoky Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

    My hearty, delicious, nutrient-packed vegetarian dish is amazingly healthy. Everyone I've made it for has loved it—even carnivores! I always...


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    Pecan Pie Cobbler

    I couldn't find a recipe, so I took it upon myself to devise this amazing dessert that combines the ease...


    Perfect Four-Cheese Lasagna

    Lasagna is one of my favorites, and this is the recipe I’ve been making since I was a teenager. It’s...

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    Mississippi Mud Pie

    This southern favorite is one my family can never get enough of and there are never any leftovers. My grandmother,...


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    Garden-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    Not only are these boats a delightful way to get your veggies, they're basically a one-dish meal that covers all...


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    Bake-Sale Lemon Bars

    The recipe for these tangy lemon bars comes from my cousin, who is famous for cooking up farm feasts. —Mildred...


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    Lemon Pudding Dessert

    After a big meal, folks really go for this light lemon treat. The shortbread crust is the perfect base for...


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    Ham and Swiss Sliders

    My next-door neighbor shared this ham and Swiss sliders recipe with me, and I simply cannot improve it! You can...

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    Mexican Stuffed Peppers

    This nutritious yet economical summer meal makes the most of my home-grown peppers. I like to top it with sour...


    Baked French Toast

    Any day is special when Mom makes one of her French toast recipes, like this do-ahead baked version. —Jill Baughman,...


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    Best Ever Bread Pudding

    The secret to incredible bread pudding with a soft middle and crisp edges starts with leftover dinner rolls. I picked...


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    Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups

    One night friends on a tight schedule stopped by. I invited them to stay for dinner, so I needed something...


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    Artichoke Spinach Lasagna

    Friends of ours served this homey dish when we visited them in Maryland. We just had to get the recipe,...


    Nacho Chicken

    I have been serving this rich and zippy chicken casserole for years, and it's a favorite of my family and...


    Zucchini Lasagna

    We plant zucchini every year and always seem to have more than we can use! This hearty zucchini lasagna is...


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    Chocolate Chip Cookie Delight

    This is a simple chocolate delight recipe for any type of potluck occasion, and the pan always comes home empty....


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    Garlic Beef Enchiladas

    Beef enchiladas are typically prepared with corn tortillas, but my husband, Jeff, and I prefer flour tortillas. I use them...

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    Black Bean and Rice Enchiladas

    I love Mexican food, but I'm always looking for ways to make it more healthy. I "renovated" a dish that...


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    Strawberry Pretzel Salad

    Need to bring a dish to pass this weekend? This make-ahead strawberry pretzel salad will disappear quickly at any potluck....


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    Corn Pudding

    Cornbread mix and canned corn make this southern corn pudding casserole a snap to prepare. Now, this is real comfort...


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    Make-Ahead Coffee Cake

    This is a wonderful time-saver because it's assembled the night before. My kids think the nutty topping, sweet glaze and...


    Ultimate Scalloped Potatoes

    My husband found this recipe when I called and informed him we were going to have guests for dinner. This...


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    Cherry Pudding Cake

    A cross between a cake and a cobbler, this dessert is a hit whenever I make it to share at...