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Scottish Oatcakes

These slightly sweet rounds are a cross between a cookie and a cracker. Eat them plain or with jam for breakfast, or top them with cheese for a snack.

Author: Grace Gordon

Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Corn

This simple salad makes use of two summer favorites: fresh ripe corn and perfect plum tomatoes.

Author: Katie Morford

Classic Caponata

Doris Jacobson of Anaheim, California, writes: "I host many family gatherings, and I always get requests for my lemon bars and my caponata appetizer. They're easy to make and perfect for picnics at the...

Author: Doris Jacobson

Baked Ziti with Spinach and Tomatoes

Offer this simple, hearty dish with a green salad, crusty garlic bread and a light red wine, like Beaujolais.

Author: Carmela M. Meely

Portuguese Green Soup

Author: Diane Brown Savahge

Grilled Marinated Tuna Steaks Rau

Author: Martha A. Rau

Mushroom Barley Soup

Author: Tony Litwinko

Roast Pork with Mustard Herb Coating

The Potato Gratin with Cream and Fresh Herbs is a nice accompaniment to this main course. And for the wine, consider serving a flavorful red, such as a Pinot Noir from Oregon.

Author: Patrick Corrigan

Spicy Asian Style Pasta Salad

Author: Erin Renouf Mylroie

Seared Scallops with Ginger Sauce

Author: Katherine Anastasia

Potato Leek Soup with Cheese

Author: Julia Shure

Medallions of Pork with Pear Sauce

Author: Carmela M. Meely

Nana's Anise Biscotti

Author: Tim Mantoani

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Author: Antoinette Muto

Chinese Chicken Salad

Ellen Chao from Manhattan Beach, CA, writes: "I make this salad when I entertain guests. It looks impressive and tastes delicious. My kids love it, too - especially with the fried wonton skins." When chicken...

Author: Ellen Chao

Diane's Six Spice Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Author: Diane Elizabeth Brown

Shrimp Provençale

Author: Jocelyne Roux

Grand Fruit Salad

Author: Mary Sellen

Sweet and Sour Brisket

Author: Jan Okun

Louisiana Jambalaya

Author: Stacy L. Callahan

Spicy Pasta, Bean, and Sausage Soup

Author: Marie Devito Crowley

Steak, Potato, and Leek Pies

Author: Lindsay McDougal

My Grandmother's Spaghetti

Author: Valerie Kraus

Baked Clam Dip Loaf

Author: Jan Rayfiel

Banana Black Bean Empañadas

These Latin American turnovers work as appetizers or as a vegetarian main course when served several to a person.

Author: Diane Brown Savahge

Halftime Chili

Author: Richard Snyder

Lemon Crème Brûlée with Fresh Berries

Alexis Watson of Irvine, California, writes: "You could say I'm a bit obsessive when it comes to cooking. Often I'll take a particular recipe and spend months perfecting it, as I've done with the crème...

Author: Alexis Watson

Thai Noodle Salad

Author: Jennifer Martin

Cream of Spinach Soup

Author: Blair Box

Quick Clam Chowder

Author: Dorothy Duder

Fusilli with Fresh Tomato and Olive Sauce

Author: Erin Renouf Mylroie

Spicy Corn Chowder

Author: Mary Sellen

Easiest Noodle Kugel

Author: Anita Hacker