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  • Tina Rupp

    Four Stack Pie

    "My family has been making this fast, easy dessert for years. It's perfect for casual get-togethers as well as festive occasions."

    —Megan Henson, Springfield, Ohio

    Makes: 12 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Bake: at 350 degrees F. for 18 minutes

    Chill: 1 hour

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  • Tina Rupp

    Garden Fresh Frittata

    "French onion dip gives this luncheon dish a zing."

    —Mary King, Mississauga, Ontario

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Cook: 5 minutes

    Bake: at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes

    Broil: 2 minutes

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  • Tina Rupp

    Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Loaf

    "This loaf freezes beautifully and is just as delicious when made with whole wheat flour."

    —Laura Caccamo, Staten Island, New York

    Makes: 12 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Bake: at 350 degrees F. for 1 hour, 15 minutes

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  • Kate Mathis

    Mee Mee's Irish Bread

    "This is an old family tradition. It's quite different from ordinary Irish soda bread, but definitely delicious and everyone loves it!"

    —Rhoda Silva, Rockport, Maine

    Makes: 12 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Bake: at 375 degrees F. for 30 minutes, 325 degrees F. for 15 minutes

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  • Kate Mathis

    Corn Bread Salad

    "My son-in-law David requests this salad every year for his birthday. What can I say—it's great!"

    —Nancy Perot Gleason, Port Arthur, Texas

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Bake: at 400 degrees F. for 32 minutes

    Chill: 1 hour

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  • Ann Stratton

    Millie's August Pie

    "This recipe is my family's favorite—my mother called it August Pie because you can use whatever kind of summer berries or fruit you like!"

    —Connie Masullo, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania

    Makes: 10 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Bake: at 400 degrees F. for 50 minutes

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  • Kate Mathis

    Roasted Lemony Veggies and Couscous

    "This is a great way to give veggies a lot of flavor, and the couscous makes it more of a complete meal."

    —Rebecca Vazquez, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Bake: at 375 degrees F. for 50 minutes

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  • Kate Mathis

    Cheesy Spinach Snacks

    "Sometimes I double this recipe so there's enough to serve as a side dish. My family and friends can't get enough of it!"

    —Wanda De Jonge, Byron Center, Michigan

    Makes: 18 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Bake: at 350 degrees F. for 45 minutes

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  • Ann Stratton

    Honey-Garlic Chicken

    "I like to serve this dish with salad and white rice, but my two little boys also love it with french fries."

    —Sarah Garcia, Homestead, Florida

    Makes: 4 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Bake: at 400 degrees F. for 40 minutes

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  • Oatmeal Bars

    "My friends, family, and coworkers are always asking me to make these bars—this is one of my most popular recipes!"

    —Deb Witschger, Cincinnati, Ohio

    Makes: 16 bars

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Bake: at 375 degrees F. for 35 minutes

    Microwave: 30 seconds

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  • Alexandra Grablewski

    Tortilla Stack

    "I'm not so handy in the kitchen, so if a guy like me can cook something that everyone likes, it must be a good recipe!"


    —Mark Addy, Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Bake: at 350 degrees F. for 15 minutes

    Cook: 7 minutes

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  • Alexandra Grablewski

    Cajun Shrimp Alfredo

    "I'm a vegetarian, but my husband is not. This is a great recipe for us because I just omit the shrimp for my serving."

    —Rebekah Diehl-Shipper, Sterling, Ohio

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Bake: at 350 degrees F. for 15 minutes

    Cook: 7 minutes

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  • Lucy Schaeffer

    Chocolate Hazelnut Pie

    "This has become my signature dish to bring to parties. I have to take copies of the recipe with me because everyone always asks for it!"

    —Brenda Melancon, Gonzales, Louisiana

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Bake: at 325 degrees F. for 30 minutes

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  • Kate Mathis

    Pasta with Garlicky Roasted Broccoli

    "This dish is a huge hit whenever I have friends over for dinner. The combination of ingredients gives it a unique flavor that keeps my guests asking for more!"

    —Dale Czerwieniec, Westfield Center, Ohio

    Makes: 6 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Cook: 10 minutes

    Roast: at 400 degrees F. for 13 minutes

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  • Kate Mathis

    Pork Roulade with Apple-Raisin Stuffing

    "This is my go-to dish for a low-key dinner party with friends."

    —Leigh Bollinger, Denville, New Jersey

    Makes: 4 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Cook: 18 minutes

    Roast: at 350 degrees F. for 20 minutes

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  • Ricotta Mini Cakes

    "Everyone loves these—they seem to be a hit wherever I bring them!"

    —Chris White, Bordentown, New Jersey

    Makes: about 3 dozen

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Bake: at 350 degrees F. for 14 minutes

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  • Yunhee Kim

    Cauliflower Salad

    "This is a great dish to serve a large crowd. I always use red-skinned peanuts for the look, but plain work just as well. Be prepared to provide copies of the recipe!"

    —Virginia Stephens, Tallahassee, Florida

    Makes: 10 cups

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Chill: 1 hour (refrigerate)

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  • Yunhee Kim

    Enchilada Pizza

    "Lovers of Tex-Mex flavors enjoy this take on pizza. I've been caught eating a slice right from the fridge the next day!"

    —Michelle Maibach, Staunton, Virginia

    Makes: 8 slices

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Bake: at 425 degrees F. for 17 minutes

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  • Ann Stratton

    Unstuffed Cabbage

    "My mom always served this to my seven siblings and me with mashed potatoes. It's still not only a family favorite but also seems to be everyone's favorite."

    —Kim Lee Cooper, Highland Lakes, New Jersey

    Makes: 6 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Cook: 1 hour, 51 minutes

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  • Mark Lund

    Oriental Glazed Chicken

    "When I make this dish I play up the Asian theme by serving it with purchased egg rolls."

    —Deborah Haenggi, Cape Coral, Florida

    Makes: 4 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Marinate: 1 hour

    Cook: 10 minutes

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  • Alexandra Grablewski

    Pizza Dip

    "My friends would be disappointed if I didn't serve this at my parties. For a great taco dip, I substitute cheddar for the mozzarella, and salsa for the pepperoni and tomatoes."

    —Kathleen Valle, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Makes: About 6 cups

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Bake: 30 minutes

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  • Alexandra Grablewski

    Feta Chicken Breasts

    "Company is always impressed when I bring these out. And the fact that they can be made ahead is a real plus."

    —Jennifer Wantland, Mount Juliet, Tennessee

    Makes: 6 Servings

    Prep: 20 minutes

    Bake: 60 minutes

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  • Alexandra Grablewski

    Pasta Cubana

    "This healthy and quick recipe is very popular at my home. It's also good made with ground turkey or pork tenderloin."

    —Amy Brown, Leawood, Kansas

    Makes: 6 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Cook: 20 minutes

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  • Alexandra Grablewski

    Easy Italian Sausage Pie

    "This is a family favorite that is great for company as well."

    —Mary D. Bradish, Epping, New Hampshire

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 20 minutes

    Bake: at 375 degrees F. for 1 hour, 15 minutes

    Cook: 5 minutes

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  • Alexandra Grablewski

    Fondue Scones

    "After having Swiss cheese fondue in Europe, I was inspired to revise my favorite comfort-food scone recipe."

    —Shelly Fisher, Hermiston, Oregon

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Bake: at 425 degrees F. for 15 minutes

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  • Alexandra Grablewski

    Oven Chicken Salad

    "This is an excellent dish to serve at a shower or spring luncheon. It reheats nicely."

    —Kathryn McDermott, Gurnee, Illinois

    Makes: 6 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Bake: at 400 degrees F. for 20 minutes

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  • Tina Rupp

    Chicken Curry Casserole

    "This dish tastes just as good when made with low-fat soup and light mayo."

    —Alisha Rodrigues, Tetonia, Idaho

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Bake: at 350 degrees F. for 45 minutes

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  • Charles Schiller

    Peanut Butter Blondies

    "This recipe was adapted by one of our cafeteria ladies to serve at the local elementary school. The kids love them."

    —Vanessa Murray, Snyder, Texas

    Makes: 48 blondies

    Prep: 20 minutes

    Bake: at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes

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  • Alexandra Grablewski

    Chicken Burrito Casserole

    "Every one of my four kids loves this meal. Using frozen burritos makes it seem as though you've worked hard, but it's really very easy to put together."

    —Lesley Remington, Vancouver, Washington

    Makes: 6 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Bake: at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes

    Cook: 10 minutes

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  • Creamy Orange Trifle

    "I received this recipe from someone at our church a long time ago and my family never tires of this light, refreshing dessert."

    —Theone Seipel, Mondovi, Wisconsin

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Chill: overnight

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  • Alexandra Grablewski

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    Send original recipes to readerrecipes@familycircle.com. We'll pay $50 for each recipe we print. We reserve the right to edit all entries, which become the property of Family Circle.

    Originally published on FamilyCircle.com, May 2010.

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