high protein recipes

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Copycat Pasta Da Vinci

I fell in love with this high-protein dish at a restaurant and experimented until I could duplicate it at home. What’s so nice is that the sauce ...

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Healthy salmon pasta

Make your next salmon pasta dish really creamy (but still healthy) with reduced-fat crème fraîche. Peas and dill add greenery and there's lemon z...

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Pressure-Cooker Penne with Meat Sauce

This pressure-cooker pasta is delicious and super easy. I like to serve it with a chopped salad and Italian dressing.

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Mighty Nice Curried Chicken with Rice

This was one of the first chicken recipes I prepared for my husband more than 54 years ago. His exclamation? "Mighty nice!" That's how it got its n...

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Five-Spice Chicken Lettuce Wraps

With this lettuce wrap, I get all the satisfaction without all the carbs. The pickled carrots really make it feel special. Use them on other sandwi...

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Glazed Spatchcocked Chicken

A few pantry items, such as mustard and preserves, inspired this recipe. And since then it has been the successful centerpiece for both small weekn...

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Sheet-Pan Soy-Ginger Salmon with Veggies

This salmon and veggie sheet-pan dinner is packed with umami Asian flavors and is so easy to make. It's high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber...

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Beef Stew Recipe

Treat yourself to an oh-so-satisfying Sunday dinner with our recipe for the best beef stew of all time.

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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 so cozy for winter

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Chorizo Burgers with Green Chile Aioli

Chorizo does all the work seasoning these burgers, and the aioli comes together in minutes. Wrap the juicy patties in lettuce for a keto version. D...

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Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken Breasts

My husband is not crazy about chicken, but one of his favorite snacks is jalapeno poppers. So I created this fast dinnertime recipe to give the chi...

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Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup)

Pho is one of Vietnam's most well-known dishes. For many families, the cooking of the dish is a true labor of love and care. With its aromatic brot...

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Spicy Pork Loin Alfredo

This recipe is so quick and easy but still has a lot of great flavor. From time to time I'll add half a pound of sauteed mushrooms to the sauce jus...

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Pressure-Cooker Pot Roast with Asian Black Bean Sauce

I love stir-fry with black bean sauce. This recipe takes that same delicious flavor and combines it with fork-tender pot roast.

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Cheesesteak-Stuffed Peppers

As a park ranger, I've cooked a lot of meals outdoors. I often assemble a steak and potato foil pack and toss it into my backpack with some ice. Th...

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Steak and Potato Foil Packs

As a park ranger, I've cooked a lot of meals outdoors. I often assemble a steak and potato foil pack and toss it into my backpack with some ice. Th...

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Cafe Rio Copycat Pork Bowls

My friends are big fans of Cafe Rio's sweet pork tacos, so I came up with this version to eat in the comfort of our own homes. Serve the pork in fl...

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Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Salad

My husband and sons love chicken with blue cheese, so I created this salad. You can even make the chicken the day before and reheat when ready to s...

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Kabobless Chicken and Vegetables

As the primary caregiver for my grandma, I am trying to cook healthier for her. I am fascinated with Mediterranean cuisine. It is much easier to ha...

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Sheet-Pan Jambalaya with Cauliflower Rice

Sheet-pan dinners are a busy cook's dream with quick prep and easy cleanup. This sheet-pan jambalaya is a healthy twist on a classic that uses caul...

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Slow-Cooker Thai Peanut Noodles

I like to serve these Thai peanut noodles with green onion or cilantro for pops of color and fresh flavor.

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Instant Pot Taco Pasta

This dish is a welcome change from boring taco Tuesday. I've taken all the flavors of tacos and created an easy pasta dish. Kids love the taste, an...

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Skillet Pork Chops in Pineapple-Soy Sauce

We try to eat a variety of foods, and although we like pork, it really has very little flavor. One night I was fixing some beautiful boneless pork ...

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Sweet & Tangy Salmon with Green Beans

I'm always up for new ways to cook salmon. In this dish, a sweet sauce gives the fish and green beans some down-home barbecue tang. Even our kids l...

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Shrimp Cobb Salad

This shrimp cobb salad is quite healthy. I often use a grill pan, but you can simply saute, too. Feel free to use any greens you like.

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How to Bake Salmon in Foil

Baking salmon in foil results in a delicious and satisfying meal.

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The Best Eggplant Parmesan

I love eggplant and have many recipes that include it, but this one is my favorites. The cheeses and seasonings make the dish unforgettable.

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White Chicken Enchiladas

I adapted the recipe for these rich and creamy white chicken enchiladas from a cooking class I had a while back.

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Sheet-Pan Tandoori Chicken

This tandoori chicken recipe is easy for weeknights since it bakes in one pan, but it is also special enough for guests. The best part? There isn...

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Chicken Verde Quesadillas

I used the corn, peppers and zucchini in my fridge to create these quick and easy quesadillas. Dollop with sour cream and you're good to go.

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Lemony Chicken & Rice

I couldn’t say who loves this recipe best, because it gets raves every time I serve it! Occasionally I even get a phone call or email from a frie...

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General Tso’s Cauliflower

Cauliflower florets are deep-fried to a crispy golden brown, then coated in a sauce with just the right amount of kick. General Tso's cauliflower i...

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Smoky Vegan Bacon

This vegan bacon recipe is a must for any meatless eater! You won't believe how similar it is to the real thing.

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Vegan Alfredo Sauce: The Best Dairy-Free Recipe

This vegan Alfredo sauce is rich, creamy and full of flavor. It's cashew-based, dairy-free and gluten-free. Pair with pasta for a delicious plant-b...

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This Vegan Chili Recipe Will Be Your New Staple

Think a delicious chili isn't possible without meat or dairy? Think again! This vegan chili is rich and hearty, thanks to several smart tricks.

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Vegan Mashed Potatoes

Whip up vegan mashed potatoes for dairy-free guests—and everyone else. This is the recipe that will unite your family!

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Vegan Meatballs

Serve these hearty vegan meatballs with spaghetti and marinara sauce for a quick, healthy dinner.

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Vegan Enchiladas

This recipe for vegan enchiladas is packed with flavorful vegetables and topped with a creamy cashew sauce. It's great for a quick and easy weeknig...

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How to Make Vegan Ramen

When it comes to the noodles in the store-bought packets, the answer is yes, they are most likely vegan. To be completely sure, read the ingredient...

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Vegan Lasagna

To make this vegan lasagna recipe, we layer tofu ricotta, spinach, mushrooms and vegan Italian sausage with pasta and red sauce. Yum!

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Vegan Potpie

This warm and comforting vegan potpie is made with tender vegetables in a creamy sauce and topped with a homemade flaky crust.

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Vegan Butter Cauliflower

I created this Indian butter cauliflower recipe for all the picky eaters in my family who love ethnic food. It's also vegan-friendly.

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Chickpea & Potato Curry

I make chana masala, the classic Indian chickpea curry, in my slow cooker. First browning the onion, ginger and garlic really makes the sauce amazing.

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Vegan Ranch Dressing

This easy vegan ranch dressing is a perfect dairy-free alternative for salads, dips and more.

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Vegan Tortilla Soup

Quinoa may be an unconventional ingredient, but it adds protein in this vegan tortilla soup, making it hearty enough for a main dish.

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Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Now everyone can enjoy this classic Thanksgiving side. Just a few small tweaks make this a vegan green bean casserole, but no one wiletast the diff...

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Falafel

This authentic falafel recipe uses dried beans that are simply soaked—never cooked—for balls that cling together while becoming crispy outside ...

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Vegan Stir-Fry

This vegan stir-fry is quick and easy to make at home! Just toss fresh vegetables with a homemade sauce for a flavorful weeknight meal.

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Tofu Chicken Nuggets

These tofu chicken nuggets can be made ahead to use throughout the week. To mimic the taste (and texture!) of chicken, we also use a plant-based pr...

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Black Bean and Cheese Enchiladas

Picante sauce gives lots of zip to the tasty filling in these meatless black bean and cheese enchiladas. Each generous serving is packed with fresh...

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Grilled Vegetable Pesto Sandwiches

Grilling isn't just the pastime of meat eaters! Ask my vegetarian family members who love these wholesome sammies slathered with prepared pesto and...

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Saucy Tempeh Sloppy Joes

I grew up eating sloppy joe sandwiches and can’t get enough of the messy deliciousness. But, I wanted to transform the dish into a high-protein v...

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Feta Asparagus Frittata

Asparagus and feta cheese come together to make this high-protein meal extra special. It’s perfect for a lazy Sunday or to serve with a tossed sa...

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Coconut-Granola Yogurt Parfaits

I prepare homemade granola ahead of time—it makes these yogurt treats special.

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Kidney Bean Casserole

I don’t recall its origin, but I’ve had this high-protein meal for many years. A Triscuit cracker crust makes it unique.

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Pinto Bean Zucchini Boats

Zucchini shells take center stage when filled with vegetables, beans and sauce.

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Cheesy Egg Quesadillas

Here’s my fun spin on breakfast for dinner—or breakfast! This high-protein meal is so easy to make and plain delicious any time of day.

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Black Bean Rice Burgers

A salsa and sour cream sauce help dress up this high-protein vegetarian dinner. “My fiance, who’s a confirmed meat-and-potatoes man,

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Seitan Chicken

It might look like a lot of steps, but this seitan chicken recipe is not hard to put together. If you are looking to save time, you can skip the dr...

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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

I created this dish after my father had triple bypass surgery. He loves comfort food and I wanted him to be able to enjoy a rich and tasty dish lik...

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Sheet-Pan Yellow Bells & Eggs

This recipe is healthful and versatile—just add your favorite veggies, or even fruit. I love sweet potato and apple tossed into the mix.

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Enchilada Pasta

Enchilada pasta pairs beans and pasta in a comfort food mash-up, piling on the vegetables and spices for a well-rounded one-pot meal.

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Three-Cheese Quiche

Try eggs and cheese at their best. Guests often comment on how tall, light and fluffy this crustless entree is. You'll love it!

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Migas Breakfast Tacos

Unless you grew up in the Southwest or visit there often, you might be hearing of migas for the first time. Just think of them as the best scramble...

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Broccoli Cheese Crepes

this recipe from Jane Shapton is perfect to prepare for a special brunch or light dinner for two. The Irvine,

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Tofu Chow Mein

This is an easy recipe for a "tofu beginner," as it teaches people how to use it. If you have time, one way to prepare it is to cut the tofu block ...

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Spanakopita Casserole

Spanakopita is the Greek name for this traditional dish featuring spinach and feta cheese. You can serve it as a side dish or meatless main dish.

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Grilled Eggplant Panini with Basil Aioli

I love being able to use the bounty of fresh vegetables and herbs from my garden for summer meals. This sandwich is loaded with veggies and has suc...

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Chickpea Burger

This chickpea burger recipe calls for just five ingredients plus seasonings. The patties store well in the fridge or freezer, making them great for...

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Tomato-Garlic Lentil Bowls

An Ethiopian recipe inspired this feel-good dinner that's tangy, creamy and packed with hearty comfort.

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Artichoke Blue Cheese Fettuccine

Store-bought Alfredo sauce speeds along this flavorful, meatless entree. I use dry pasta, but you can use refrigerated fettuccine to make this reci...

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Asparagus & Cheese Frittata

This rich and creamy frittata begins in the skillet and ends in the oven. We like this melty, cheesy dish with salad on the side.

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Homemade Manicotti

These tender manicotti are much easier to stuff than the purchased variety. People are always amazed when I say I make my own noodles. My son fixed...

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Mexican Breakfast Casserole

This versatile and tasty Mexican breakfast casserole is ideal for a slow Sunday brunch with friends.

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Veggie Calzones

Bread dough makes it a breeze to assemble these savory turnovers. If you have a favorite pizza dough, use it instead. These freeze well and once th...

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Vegetable Strata

We always serve food at our Bunco games, and since one of us is a vegetarian we like to make fun meatless dishes we can all enjoy. This strata can ...

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Marty’s Bean Burger Chili

My husband and I met while working the dinner shift at a homeless shelter that served my chili. I’ve revised the chili using bean veggie burgers.

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Artichoke and Potato Frittata

This potato frittata is a delicious brunch dish, but it’s hearty enough for a weeknight dinner, too. If you like Greek or Mediterranean cuisine, ...

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Italian Herb-Lentil Patties with Mozzarella

Italian Herb-Lentil Patties with Mozzarella

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Muffin-Tin Lasagnas

This is a super fun way to serve lasagna for make-ahead lunches, potlucks or other fun get-togethers. My daughter took some of these to work and by...

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Cheesy Vegetable Egg Dish

I'm a cook at a Bible camp, and this is one of my most popular recipes. Everyone who tries it raves about it. The one that touched me the most was ...

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Pennsylvania Dutch Cucumbers

My mom's side of the family was German and Irish. Settling in Pennsylvania, they adopted some of the cooking and customs of the Pennsylvania Dutch....

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Amish Breakfast Casserole

We enjoyed hearty breakfast casseroles during a visit to an Amish inn. When I asked for a recipe, one of the women told me the ingredients right of...

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Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Doughnuts

My relatives have been making these tasty doughnuts for years. The potatoes keep them moist, and the glaze provides just the right amount of sweetn...

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Aunt Edith’s Baked Pancake

My aunt made a mighty breakfast that revolved around 'The Big Pancake'. I always enjoyed watching as she poured the batter into her huge cast-iron ...

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Easy Apple Cobbler

Three words to describe this apple cobbler: easy, comforting and down-right delicious. The best part? It takes three simple steps to get this golde...

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Best Ever Potato Soup

You'll be surprised at the taste of this rich and cheesy easy potato soup. It really is the best potato soup recipe, ever. I came up with it after ...

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Pennsylvania Dutch Pork Chops

Recipes of Pennsylvania Dutch heritage, like this one, are popular in our area. We like to serve these sweet-and-sour pork chops with dumplings or ...

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Southern Coleslaw

My mother used to make this salad on holidays. With all the cabbage that is grown here, this coleslaw recipe is a real natural for us!

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Pennsylvania Pot Roast

This heartwarming one-dish meal is adapted from a Pennsylvania Dutch recipe. I start the pot roast cooking before I leave for church, adding the ve...

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Canned Blueberry Jam

Summer doesn't feel complete without at least one berry-picking trip and a batch of homemade blueberry jam. Eat atop fresh scones or biscuits for m...

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Pickled Green Beans

Make your summer produce go the extra mile with this easy pickled green beans recipe. We'll walk you through every step of making this tasty snack.

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Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Butter

You can spread this apple butter on thick and still enjoy a breakfast that's thin on calories. For a smoother texture, use tender varieties such as...

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Turkey White Chili

Growing up in a Pennsylvania Dutch area, I was surrounded by excellent cooks and wonderful foods. I enjoy experimenting with new recipes like this ...

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Maple Baked Beans

Since my husband raises hogs and my parents produce maple syrup, this recipe's a natural for me! I usually prepare Maple Baked Beans just for us du...

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Amish Sugar Cookies

The Amish seem to be master bakers, and they did not skimp on Amish sugar cookies.

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Buttermilk Dressing

This restaurant-style buttermilk dressing is similar to a classic ranch and dresses up basic green salads, pasta salads and potato salads.

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Grandma’s Rosemary Dinner Rolls

My grandma (I called her Baba) made these in her coal oven. How she regulated the temperature is beyond me! She always made extra rolls for the nei...

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Apple Slab Pie

Apple slab pie is a terrific contribution to a covered-dish supper, picnic or potluck. It’s baked in a large 15x10 baking pan so it’s easy to m...

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Amish Buttered Noodles

These are the best buttered noodles ever! They are easy to make and kid-friendly, and they pair nicely with lots of main dishes.

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Amish Onion Cake

This rich, moist bread with an onion-poppy seed topping is a wonderful break from your everyday bread routine. You can serve it with any meat, and ...

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Potato Stuffing Casserole

I adapted this recipe from a Pennsylvania Dutch cookbook, and it's indicative of the fine German cooking found in this area. If you're looking for ...

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Pennsylvania Dutch Funny Cake

I can still remember my grandma serving this delicious cake on the big wooden table in her farm kitchen. Every time I bake this unusual cake, it ta...

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Pickled Sweet Onions

These slightly crunchy pickled onions are not only a great gift for Christmas, but also a terrific contribution to a backyard barbecue as a relish ...

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Oatmeal Molasses Crisps

When I found this recipe in an Amish cookbook, I had to try it. It’s traditional in regions with Amish populations—Pennsylvania, Ohio and the U...

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Old-Fashioned Honey Baked Apples

My baked apple recipe is very old-fashioned yet tried and true. It's definitely a comfort food.

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Tangy Bacon Green Beans

My grandmother’s Pennsylvania Dutch-style recipe turns plain old green beans into a tangy cross between three-bean and German potato salads.

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Apple-Walnut Maple Conserve

Versatile and delicious, this conserve reminds me of a warm cozy kitchen; you'll love every bite. I warm the conserve and pour it over vanilla ice ...

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Pretty Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns

I make sticky buns and cinnamon rolls quite often because my husband loves them. One day I had some fresh pumpkin on hand and decided to try pumpki...

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Tangy Pickled Mushrooms

Home-canned pickled mushrooms are a handy addition to your pantry. They’re ideal for cocktails, appetizers, salads and relish trays.

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Our chocolate zucchini bread surpasses any regular zucchini bread by miles. Save up your zucchini bounty so you can later enjoy this bread bounty.

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Cabbage Rolls

I've relied on this recipe for years, and my cabbage rolls never fail to impress. As the host of a number of holiday parties, my guests have come...

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Amish Baked Oatmeal

The first time I had this treat was at a bed-and-breakfast in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. To me, it tasted just like a big warm-from-the-oven oatmeal ...

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Cinnamon-Apple Pork Chops

When I found this pork chops with apples recipe online years ago, it quickly became a favorite. The ingredients are easy to keep on hand, and the o...

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Broccoli Casserole

This classic cheesy broccoli casserole recipe is a timeless family favorite. It requires only five ingredients and 15 minutes of prep time for a qu...

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Golden Honey Pan Rolls

A cousin in North Carolina gave me the recipe for these delicious honey-glazed rolls. Using my bread machine to make the dough saves me about 2 hou...

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Spicy Potato Soup

My sister-in-law, who is from Mexico, passed along this wonderful recipe. Since she prefers her foods much spicier than we do, I reduced the amount...

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Apple Streusel Muffins

These apple streusel muffins remind us of coffee cake, and my husband and kids love them as a quick breakfast or snack on the run. The drizzle of g...

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Kielbasa Cabbage Skillet

Spicy kielbasa sausage and plentiful cabbage and potatoes give this dish a pleasing Old World flair. My husband never liked cabbage before I made t...

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Mom’s Roast Beef

Everyone loves slices of this fork-tender roast beef with its savory gravy. The well-seasoned roast is Mom's specialty. People always ask about the...

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Chicken Corn Soup

This chicken corn soup stands up no matter the weather. It's cozy enough for cold winter nights and light enough for cool spring evenings.

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Pumpkin-Apple Muffins with Streusel Topping

My mother always made these tasty muffins whenever our family got together at her house. Now they’re a family favorite at my house, and my in-law...

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Walnut Horn Cookies

At our house, it wouldn't be Christmas without these Pennsylvania Dutch cookies, which are known locally as kiffels

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Chicken Potpie Soup

My grandmother hand-wrote a cookbook. She included this amazing pie crust, and I added this delicious chicken potpie soup for it.

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Amish Raisin Cookies

I found this recipe for a chewy raisin cookie in one of the many Amish cookbooks I own. I haven't seen it duplicated anywhere else.

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Amish Macaroni Salad

Amish macaroni salad is a perfect side dish for summer get-togethers. Make up a big bowl for your next barbecue or block party, and wait for the co...

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Maple-Walnut Sticky Buns

Mmm! These ooey-gooey goodies will have everyone licking maple syrup from their fingers—and reaching for seconds. The yeast dough chills overnight.

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Salmon Patties

Salmon patties are quick and easy! Prepare this versatile recipe the night before for a simple lunch, or turn it into a vibrant appetizer platter, ...

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Tuna Cheese-Waffle Sandwiches

I love cheddar waffles (or chaffles) as well as tuna salad sandwiches. Combining the two makes for an incredible lunchtime stack. The dill pickles ...

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Blackened Tilapia with Zucchini Noodles

I love quick and bright meals like this one-skillet wonder. The way it tastes, you'd think it takes a lot more effort, but it goes from prep to din...

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Greek Chicken Pasta

This hearty main dish has great Mediterranean flavor. I left out the olives, and my family still loved it.

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Copycat Southwest Chicken Salad

My husband and I loved this salad the first time we ate it at Applebee's. After eating it three times my husband asked them for the ingredients in ...

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Hawaiian Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps

We love this easy slow-cooker recipe on Sunday afternoons. It's equally comforting and light for lunch or dinner. We serve ours with sweet potato o...

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Cinnamon Whiskey BBQ Chicken Wraps

Chicken, bacon, cheese and an amazing barbecue sauce make this a family favorite! The sauce can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator.

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Buffalo Chicken Crunch Wraps

My daughter-in-law loves Buffalo chicken, so I came up with this easy-to-make crunch wrap using all the same flavors and grilled it in a panini pre...

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Sesame Pork Roast

My trick to making a tasty roast that’s pull-apart tender is marinating a boneless cut of pork in a tangy sauce overnight before cooking it slowl...

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Breaded Pork Chops

These traditional pork chops have a wonderful home-cooked flavor like the ones Mom used to make. The breading makes them crispy outside and tender ...

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Easy Chicken Fried Rice

After my first child was born, I needed meals that were satisfying and fast. This easy chicken fried rice is now part of our regular dinner rotation.

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Air-Fryer Cheeseburgers

Our air-fryer cheeseburger recipe creates restaurant-caliber beef patties topped with a succulent sauce in about 20 minutes. Get ready to try your ...

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Easy Chicken Alfredo

This dish's classic sauce is almost as simple as opening a jar but tastes so much better. The easy chicken Alfredo recipe can be on the table in le...

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Strawberry Poppyseed Salad with Chicken

I love the Strawberry Poppyseed Salad at Panera Bread but can't always make it to the restaurant, so I created my own version. It's quick, deliciou...

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Pressure-Cooker Thai Sweet Chili Pork Bowls

My family loves pork tenderloin as well as Thai food, so I decided to combine the two in this easy pressure-cooker dish. It is very simple to put t...

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Air-Fryer Loaded Pork Burritos

Air-fryer burritos are quick and easy—the perfect dinner for the whole family. Don't be afraid to load your tortillas with pork, beans, cheese an...

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Pressure-Cooker Cuban Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I lived in Florida for a while and loved the pork served there, so I went about making it for myself! The flavorful meat makes amazing Cuban sandwi...

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Tropical Chicken Cauliflower Rice Bowls

This tropical favorite is a delicious and healthy dinner with tons of flavor! You can substitute regular rice for the cauliflower rice if desired.

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Copycat Chicken Salad

Inspired by Chick-fil-A chicken salad, this recipe is incredibly easy to make, and your family will love it. The sweet pickle relish gives it that ...

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Gochujang Gumbo

It’s warming and spicy, but not too spicy. More like a building yet mild burn. Big flavor comes from Andouille sausage, garlic cloves, gochujang ...

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Skillet Pork Chops and Beans

This one-pot meal of pork chops seared to golden perfection and nestled in aromatic cannellini beans is inspired by French cassoulet. A classic dis...

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Buttery Shrimp With Marinated White Beans

Shrimp and white beans combine with garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, butter, and white wine to create a sophisticated dinner that comes together ...