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Amish Sugar Cookies

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch 30 servings 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup vegetable oil 1 cup sugar 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 2 each: 233 calories, 14g fat (5g …

Simple Taco Soup

We first sampled this chili-like soup at a church dinner. It’s a warming dish on a cold day. And since it uses packaged seasonings and several cans of vegetables, it’s a snap to prepare. —Glenda Taylor, Sand Springs, Oklahoma Prep/Total Time: 25 min. 6-8 servings Prep/Total Time: 25 min. 6-8 …

Easy Chicken Piccata

My chicken dish is ready to serve in a half hour. It takes just a few minutes in the oven to bake to tender perfection. —Hannah Williams, Malibu, California Prep/Total Time: 30 min. 4 servings Prep/Total Time: 30 min. 4 servings Light-Bodied White Wine Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied …

Farmer’s Strata

For an inexpensive and easy-to-prepare dish, try this hearty casserole. You can assemble it ahead and bake it just before leaving for a potluck. People go back for seconds since it includes tasty basic ingredients like bacon, cheese and potatoes. —Pat Kuether, Westminster, Colorado Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: …

Classic Swedish Meatballs

I’m a “Svenska flicka” (Swedish girl) from northwest Iowa, where many Swedes settled at the turn of the century. This recipe was given to me by a Swedish friend. It’s obviously a 20th century version of a 19th century favorite, since back then they didn’t have bouillon cubes or evaporated …

Sweet-and-Sour Meat Loaf

My husband and I like basic, hearty meat-and-potatoes meals. The sweet-and-sour flavor adds a deliciously different twist to this longtime standby. I hardly ever make plain meat loaf anymore. You may not, either, once you’ve tasted this one. —Debbie Haneke, Stafford, Kansas Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour 6 servings …