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Mediterranean Tomato Bites

"My friend Mary served these lovely appetizers at a summer gathering several years ago, and I adapted it a bit to my taste. It's a great August recipe when tomatoes and herbs are at their freshest!" —Susan Wilson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Grilled Tilapia Piccata

"We aren’t big fish eaters, but a friend made this for us, and we couldn’t believe how wonderful it was!...


Lasagna Toss

"This easy skillet dish tastes just like lasagna without all the layering prep work. It's perfect for busy weeknights!" —Sharon...


Sheet-Pan Chicken Parmesan

"Saucy chicken, melty mozzarella and crisp-tender broccoli—all in one pan. What could be better?" —Becky Hardin, St. Peters, Missouri


Homemade Meatless Spaghetti Sauce

"When my tomatoes ripen, the first things I make are BLTs and this homemade spaghetti sauce." —Sondra Bergy, Lowell, Michigan

Sweet Potato Panzanella

"This is my favorite fall lunch dish. It is filled with flavour and texture but isn't too high in calories."...


Five-Cheese Spinach & Artichoke Dip

"Whenever I go to an event, I'm always asked to bring this hot dip. Five types of cheese make it...

Homemade Ravioli

"I love to bake and cook, especially Italian dishes like this homemade ravioli recipe. In fact, my idea of a...


Eggplant Parmesan

"We really like eggplant and would rather have it baked than fried. This can be served as a side dish...


Creamy Avocado Manicotti

"I am always looking for creative ways to make vegetarian dinners a little different. I grow my own basil, and...


Garlic-Cheese Flatbread

"Unless you plan to make two, don't count on leftovers. As an appetizer or side, this cheesy flatbread will be...

Chicken Parmesan With Spaghetti Squash

"I grow spaghetti squash and herbs in my garden every year, so this recipe is the perfect way to use...


Satisfying Tomato Soup

"After craving tomato soup, I decided to make my own. My sister Joan likes it chunky-style, so she doesn't puree....


Colourful Brunch Frittata

"A friend called and asked me for a special recipe that he could serve at his daughter's wedding brunch. I...


Quick and Healthy Turkey Veggie Soup

"I freeze our leftover turkey at the holidays so we can enjoy meals like this year-round. This soup is especially...


Slow-Cooker Pasta e Fagioli

"This chunky soup is good to the last spoonful. It's my go-to recipe because it's so hearty and we all...

Slow-Cooker Cheesy White Lasagna

"Here’s my best version of my favorite food—lasagna! The recipe is a winner, so it’s worth the extra prep. You’ll...