Cream of Asparagus Soup (Crème d'asperges)

This classic French soup is made with just six ingredients: butter, asparagus, onion, chicken stock, cream, and lemon juice.

Contest Winning New England Clam Chowder

This is the best New England clam chowder recipe, ever! In the Pacific Northwest, we dig our own razor clams and I grind them for the chowder. Since these aren't readily available, the canned clams are...

Corn and Black Bean Salad

This colorful, crunchy black bean and corn salad is chock-full of easy-to-swallow nutrition that all ages will love. Try it with a variety of summer entrees, or as a wholesome salsa! -Krista Frank, Rhododendron,...

Carolina Style Pork Barbecue

I am originally from North Carolina (where swine is divine) and this recipe for the slow cooker is a family favorite. My husband swears my authentic Carolina 'cue is the best BBQ he has ever eaten! -Kathryn...

The Best Chicken & Dumplings

Homemade chicken and dumplings from scratch harken back to my childhood and chilly days when we devoured those...

Chicken Salad Sandwiches

These classic chicken salad sandwiches are open for interpretation. Depending on your level of prep, you can create them using either home-cooked chicken or a rotisserie chicken from the store. From there,...

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 enjoying baked potato soup at one of our favorite restaurants....

Potato Leek Soup Recipe by Tasty

Buttery, creamy, and made oh-so fragrant with the help of thyme and chives, this potato leek soup is the perfect companion to any cold weather dinner. Serve with a bit of hot sauce for an extra kick and...

Slow Cooked Pork Barbecue

You need only five ingredients to fix this sweet and tender pork for sandwiches. Feel free to adjust the sauce ingredients to suit your family's tastes. -Connie Johnson, Springfield, Missouri

Greek Salad Dressing

Homemade Greek salad dressing doesn't get much easier. If you don't have lemon juice on hand, replace it with additional vinegar. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Winning Cream of Asparagus Soup

I developed this recipe myself by substituting asparagus for broccoli in cream of broccoli soup. It's a big favorite at our house! -Westelle Griswa, Monroe, Connecticut

Creamy Dilled Cucumber Salad

This creamy cucumber salad, a Norwegian favorite, was a staple at all of our family holidays. -Patty LaNoue Stearns, Traverse City, Michigan

Smash Burgers

Now is not the time to cut calories or skimp on salt. Go for ground chuck that is at least 80/20. If you can find a blend with ground brisket or short rib, all the better. The best burger comes with being...

Crunchy Ramen Salad

For potlucks and picnics, this ramen noodle salad is a knockout. I tote the veggies in a bowl, dressing in a jar and noodles in a bag. Then I shake them up together when it's time to eat. -LJ Porter, Bauxite,...

Winning Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Meet the Cook: Generally, my husband isn't a soup fan - but his spoon's poised and ready for this version. I adapted this rich and creamy concoction from a recipe I tasted at a local restaurant...and...

Asian Salad Dressing

This Asian salad dressing is delicious in a salad or on stir-fried vegetables. It will last, sealed in a Mason jar, in the refrigerator for about six weeks. A tablespoon of ground ginger may be used in...

Tuna Salad Sandwiches

For many people, those days when you had a tuna salad sandwich for lunch are still some of the happiest childhood memories. Bring back those days with a simple lunch that satisfies your nostalgic cravings...

Quick Cream of Mushroom Soup

My daughter-in-law, a gourmet cook, served this cream of mushroom soup recipe as the first course for a holiday dinner. She received the recipe from her mom and graciously shared it with me. Now I'm happy...

Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream

I serve this refreshing and simple salad year-round because it perks up everyday meals. I think what makes it so special is the addition of dill.

The Ultimate Chicken Noodle Soup

My first Wisconsin winter was so cold, all I wanted to eat was homemade chicken noodle soup. Of all the chicken noodle soup recipes out there, this

Grilled Cuban Sandwich (Sandwich Cubano)

Editor's note: Chef, nutritionist, and cooking teacher Lourdes Castro shared this recipe from her cookbook, Latin Grilling. It's part of a festive Cuban party menu she created for Epicurious and a great...

Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing

Most commercial garlic dressings don't have enough garlic taste for me, but this one always hits the spot. The thick and creamy dressing will jazz up any salad. -Michele Odstrcilek of Lemont, Illinois

Classic French Onion Soup

Enjoy my signature French onion soup the way my granddaughter Becky does: I make onion soup for her in a crock bowl, complete with garlic croutons and gobs of melted Swiss cheese on top. -Lou Sansevero,...

Pineapple Coleslaw

When I was a child, my mother often served this salad with multicolored marshmallows sprinkled on top, much to my delight. The marshmallows added a touch of sweetness that really complemented this salad's...

Simple Taco Soup

We first sampled this chili-like taco soup recipe at a church dinner. What a warming dish for a cold day. And because it uses packaged seasonings with several cans of vegetables, it's a snap to prepare....

Classic Chili

Mom's homemade chili recipe was the best! She knew just the right ingredients to put her 'stamp' on it. I could eat it with my eyes closed and know it was hers. It amazed me that she could put it together...

Russian Borscht

I immigrated to the United States from western Russia in 1998. When I made friends, I found that many people had heard of Borscht, a traditional soup made with fresh beets, but few knew how to cook it....

Easy Chicken Corn Chowder

When I haven't planned for dinner, I often play around with ingredients in my pantry instead of running to the store. This recipe was a happy experiment. Cut some fat by omitting the bacon-it's still tasty....

Crab Melts

These special open-faced sandwiches from Donna Bennett of Washougal, Washington have wonderful crab and cheese flavor. "This recipe closely resembles a dish my husband and I enjoyed at a favorite restaurant...

Southern Cornbread Salad

To feed a crowd, especially when I want to make a good impression, I make this eye-popping cornbread salad. It's beautiful in a trifle bowl. I love it in summer, when we can make it with our own garden...

Super Italian Chopped Salad

Antipasto ingredients are sliced and diced to make this substantial chop salad. I like to buy sliced meat from the deli and chop it all up so you can get a bit of everything in each bite. -Kim Molina,...

Easy Ground Beef Taco Salad

Every time I have to bring a dish to a party, friends ask for my taco salad. Even players on my son's football team ask for it. -Lori Buntrock, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Tuna Macaroni Salad

"This jazzed-up tuna recipe came from a nutritionist I worked with at a prenatal clinic," writes Mary pat Eck from Cincinnati, Ohio. "It's so full of protein and flavor that we shared it with many of our...

Best Seafood Chowder

My husband is an avid fisherman. When a family get-together was planned and we had to bring something, we created this recipe using fish from our freezer. The chowder got rave reviews from the relatives!...

Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup Recipe by Tasty

Here's what you need: potato, onion, chicken broth, salt, pepper, butter, flour, heavy cream, sour cream, shredded cheese, bacon, scallion

Hearty Vegetable Soup

A friend gave me the idea to use V8 juice in vegetable soup because it provides more flavor. My best vegetable soup recipe is perfect to prepare on a crisp autumn afternoon. -Janice Steinmetz, Somers,...

Pasta Crab Salad

"When it comes to cooking, I believe the simpler the better," writes Holland, Michigan's Carol Blauw. "A few years ago, a co-worker told me about this colorful, tasty and, most importantly, easy-to-prepare...

Easy Chicken Quesadillas

For this effortless entree, I sandwiches cooked chicken, tomato, onion and cheese inside tortillas, then warms them on a griddle until the cheese is gooey. I garnish them with sour cream, your favorite...

Grandma's Chicken 'n' Dumpling Soup

I've enjoyed making this rich homemade chicken dumpling soup recipe for over 40 years. Every time I serve this type of soup,...

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

When I have leftover ham in the fridge, I always like to make this split pea soup. Just throw the ingredients in the slow cooker, turn it on, and dinner is done. -Pamela Chambers, West Columbia, South...

Cucumber, Tomato, And Avocado Salad Recipe by Tasty

Here's what you need: english cucumber, roma tomatoes, ripe avocados, red onion, fresh cilantro, lemon, salt, pepper, extra virgin olive oil

Hearty Beef and Barley Soup

This hearty beef and barley soup is a favorite menu item in our house throughout the year. Everyone savors the flavor. -Elizabeth Kendall, Carolina Beach, North Carolina