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Air-Fryer Olive Burgers

My mom would reminisce about the olive burgers she would get at Coney Island when she was a girl. After a couple of attempts, I was able to make her one that was just like she remembered. —Lorraine Hickman, Lansing, Michigan

Air-Fryer Stuffed Zucchini

When your garden is overflowing with zucchini, it's time to pull out your air fryer. Filled with ground beef and...


Air-Fryer Taco Puffs

I like to make these puffs ahead of time and keep the in the refrigerator until I'm ready to pop...


Air-Fryer Meat Loaf

If you're looking for a hearty meal perfect for two, then look no further. This air-fryer meat loaf cooks quickly....


Air-Fryer Cowboy Casserole

When it starts to get cold, I love to make this quick and creamy Tater Tot bake. It's a delightful...

Air-Fryer Beef Turnovers

My mom's recipe for these flavorful pockets called for dough made from scratch, but I streamlined it by using refrigerated...


Southern-Style Meat Loaf

When my husband and I moved to the South, we discovered our love for pimiento cheese! Its addition lends flair...

Jalapeno Sliders with Crispy Onions

My husband and I love spicy foods, and this recipe was an excellent step up from a typical burger. It...


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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...


Easy Stovetop Lasagna

My family and I have made this Easy Stovetop Lasagna recipe many times over the past few months. It's the...


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Burger Sliders with Secret Sauce

These sliders are super easy to put together and are always a hit! I love that they are "fast food"...

Quick and Simple Meatballs

Keep a batch of these meatballs in your freezer for an easy weeknight meal. This simple meatball recipe can be...


Cheesy Meatball Sliders

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


Easy Taco Cups

These zesty little cups rank high on my list of favorites because they combine three things I look for in...


Mini Meat Loaf Sheet-Pan Meal

I grew up with this classic meat loaf recipe, but I adapted it to mini meatloaves so that they would...


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Southwestern Beef and Rice Skillet

I like to serve this kicked-up skillet dish with warm flour tortillas and a side of guacamole. If you like...

One-Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta

When the weather's too chilly to grill, I whip up a big pot of this cheesy pasta. Believe it or...


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Easy Stuffed Poblanos

My partner adores these saucy stuffed peppers—and I love how quickly they come together. Top with low-fat sour cream and...


Wisconsin Butter Burgers

It’s no secret that Wisconsinites love their dairy—so much that they sometimes top their burgers with a generous pat of...


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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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Simple Taco Soup

We first sampled this chili-like taco soup recipe at a church dinner. What a warming dish for a cold day....


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Quick Tater Tots Bake

I like to make this Tater Tot casserole when time before supper is short. If we have unexpected company, I...


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Breakfast Scramble

One weekend morning, My husband and I wanted a breakfast without the traditional sausage or bacon. I reached for the...


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Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta

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I try to make foods that are not only kid friendly, but are also easy to reheat since my husband...


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Gruyere and Egg Burgers

These burgers were a huge hit with our friends during football season. Regular mayo can easily be substituted for the...

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Enchilada Casser-Ole!

My husband loves this casserole, so it never lasts too long in our house. Packed with black beans, cheese, tomatoes...


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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...


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Homemade Pizza

This recipe is a hearty, zesty main dish with a crisp, golden crust. Feel free to add your favorite toppings....


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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Garlic Beef Enchiladas

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


Pressure-Cooker Ground Beef Stroganoff

My mother gave me this recipe 40 years ago. It's a wonderfully tasty dish that's perfect for a pressure cooker....