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Sweet-Spicy Asian Meatballs

I love the sweet and spicy flavors of Chinese food and decided to try to incorporate them into a meatball. The subtle tastes of the meatball blend well with the spicy Sriracha and sweet chili sauce. The garam masala adds a hint of coriander, black pepper and cinnamon for a …

Amish Sugar Cookies

These easy-to-make cookies simply melt in your mouth! I’ve passed the recipe around to many friends. After I gave the recipe to my sister, she entered the cookies in a local fair and won the “best of show” prize! —Sylvia Ford, Kennett, Missouri

My Mother’s Mac and Cheese

I remember my mother sending me to the store for 15 cents worth of cheese. The butcher would cut off a slice from a gigantic wheel covered with a wax-coated cloth. Mother would then blend that cheese into this tasty dish. Today, the memory of her cooking is like food …

Crusty Homemade Bread

Crackling homemade bread makes an average day extraordinary. Enjoy this beautiful loaf as is, or stir in a few favorites like cheese, garlic, herbs and dried fruits. —Megumi Garcia, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Gran’s Apple Cake

My grandmother occasionally brought over this wonderful cake warm from the oven. The spicy apple flavor combined with the sweet cream cheese frosting made this dessert a treasured recipe. Even though I’ve lightened it up, it’s still a family favorite. —Lauris Conrad, Turlock, California

Favorite Italian Beef Sandwiches

I’m a paramedic/firefighter, and slow-cooked recipes like this one suit my unpredictable schedule. My husband and children and the hungry bunch at the firehouse love these robust sandwiches that have a little zip. —Kris Swihart, Perrysburg, Ohio

Mexican Beans and Rice

On cold or rainy days, this comforting dish really fills the tummy. Sometimes I switch up pinto beans for kidney beans or use white rice instead of brown. Add rolls and a green salad, and it’s dinner! —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

Chilled Fruit Cups

This refreshing frozen salad is easy to assemble ahead and serve to a group at breakfast – or any time of day. It’s a convenient and colorful addition to a holiday buffet. —Andrea Hawthorne, Mozeman, Montana

Bacon Macaroni Salad

This creamy pasta salad is like eating a BLT in a bowl. Chock-full of crispy crumbled bacon, chopped tomato, celery and green onion, it’s draped in a tangy mayonnaise and vinegar dressing. A real crowd pleaser! —Norene Wright, Manilla, Indiana

German Potato Salad

I’d always loved my German grandmother’s potato salad. So when I married a potato farmer—and had spuds in abundance—I played with several recipes that sounded similar and came up with this salad that reminds me of hers. — Sue Hartman, Parma, Idaho

Frosted Fudge Brownies

A neighbor brought over a pan of these rich brownies along with the recipe when I came home from the hospital with our baby daughter. I’ve made them ever since for family occasions, potlucks and parties at work. —Sue Soderlund, Elgin, Illinois

Freezer Cucumber Pickles

When I first started to make these crunchy and satisfying pickles, I wasn’t sure if freezing cucumbers would actually work. To my surprise, they came out perfect! Now I make enough to take them to picnics or give as gifts to friends and neighbors. —Connie Goense, Pembroke Pine, Florida

Banana-Pecan Sheet Cake

A dear friend of mine gave me this recipe, and I make it often, especially for potlucks. Sometimes I make it ahead, freeze the cake and then frost it before the party. —Merrill Powers, Spearville, Kansas

Cuban-Style Pork Chops

These are like Cuban sandwiches without the bread, so they’re a bit more elegant. Let your family customize theirs with pickles, mustard and other condiments. —Erica Allen, Tuckerton, New Jersey

Overnight Fruit Salad

I first tasted this rich fruit salad at my wedding reception almost 40 years ago. The ladies who did the cooking wouldn’t share the recipe at the time, but I eventually got it. I’ve made it for many meals, and our daughters copied the recipe when they married. —Eileen Duffeck, …

Crustless Spinach Quiche

I served this dish at a church luncheon and I had to laugh when one gentleman told me his distaste for vegetables. He, along with many others, were surprised how much they loved this veggie-filled quiche! —Melinda Calverley, Janesville, Wisconsin

Pork Tenderloin with Cream Sauce

Pork Tenderloin with Cream Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home Next Recipe › “We had the pork at a German restaurant in Nebraska. I tried the recipe at home and have been making it every since,” says Cathy Dwyer of Freedom, New Hampshire. Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. …