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Easy Peach Cobbler

Rating: 4.5 stars
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What could be a more perfect ending to a summertime meal than easy peach cobbler? Savor the flavors of summer with sliced fresh peaches cooking away with butter and spices. The topping can made from pantry ingredients you have on hand and peaches can easily be substituted with any fruit you have depending on the time of year. The tang of the lemon juice paired with the sweetness of the peaches is perfectly balanced with the crisp topping. Want to make dessert even better? A dollop of fresh whipped cream or cold vanilla ice cream truly makes it the perfect way to end a summer night.

The Classic Burger

Rating: 5 stars
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Sink your teeth into a delicious restaurant-style, hamburger recipe made from lean beef. Skip the prepackaged patties and take the extra time to craft up your own, and that little extra effort will be worth it. To make cheeseburgers, about 1 minute before burgers are done, top with sliced cheese; continue cooking until cheese begins to melt.
By Linda Lau Anusasananan

Pan-Seared Strip Steak

Rating: 4.5 stars
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This fantastic strip steak is the perfect dinner for date night or any special occasion that deserves something extra delicious on the table. A little butter adds richness and keeps the leaner-than-usual beef moist without adding much in the way of total fat. Don't know how to cook steak on the stove? No worries! Not only is this one of our best steak recipes, it's incredibly easy. However, a word of caution: This recipe is smoky! Keep your exhaust fan on high or cook in a skillet on a hot outdoor grill.
By Robin Bashinsky

Best Carrot Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars
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Truly our best-ever carrot cake recipe, make this classic favorite for a crowd and you might not have any leftovers to bring home. For more flavor, try toasting the nuts and coconut before adding them to the batter. It's important to cool the cakes completely before frosting, otherwise the frosting will just melt right off. To expediate the cooling process, you can put the cakes on their wire racks in the freezer (don't worry, it's not cheating), checking until they're thoroughly cool. This is a cake you can bake for any occasion. We recommend this cake anytime from Easter to Christmas.

The Cheesecake Factory Original Cheesecake

Rating: 4.5 stars
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The Cheesecake Factory has more than 30 cheesecake flavors, but it's the original that makes us swoon. Try this copycat version, from the book Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2.

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Chicken Penne

Rating: 5 stars
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Creamy, cheesy, chicken pasta—what’s not to love? This cozy 25-minute meal from The Food Gays is sure to become your new go-to this Fall.
By The Food Gays

Beef Stroganoff

Rating: 3 stars
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For an easy take on this Russian classic, try the recipe from All You Reader Andrea Einarson.

Quick and Easy Green Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars
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Here's a fast, efficient way to cook green beans (and other vegetables), eliminating the fuss of bringing a large pot of water to a boil or draining the veggies. (Cost for 4: $1.12)
By Robin Bashinsky

Slow-Cooker Hashbrown Casserole

Rating: 2.5 stars
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The best part about this easy and delicious Hashbrown Casserole is that the slow cooker does all the work. Add the ingredients to the pot and forget it! In the morning you will have a perfectly cooked breakfast or brunch waiting for you.
By Jessica Robertson, Fishers, IN

Turkey Meatloaf

Rating: 5 stars
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Hands down, this is one of the best turkey meatloaves we've ever tasted. Even weighing in much lighter than a traditional meatloaf in terms of calories and fat, this rendition is exceptionally succulent thanks to the addition of chicken broth. Utilizing 97% lean turkey is the key to keeping this recipe low-calorie and low in fat (especially in saturated fat); however, you could certainly use ground turkey with a higher fat percentage or a different ground meat entirely, like ground chicken or pork, if that's what you have on hand. Any leftovers are excellent for sandwiches. 
By Kathy Kingsley; Wine pairing by Andrea Immer Robinson

Oreo Microwave Mug Cake

Only 2 ingredients, and it couldn't be easier. This decadent Oreo mug cake is calling your name.
By Nicole McLaughlin

Hash Brown Casserole

Rating: 3.5 stars
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This simple hash brown casserole features a buttery cornflake crust and is a favorite side for both casual family gatherings and holiday celebrations. The epitome of a comfort food dish, this casserole is fit for any dinner from Easter dinner to Christmas. This dish can be made in a crock pot, cast-iron skillet, or in a regular casserole dish. 
By Janelle Youngren, Vancouver, Washington
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Inspiration and Ideas

Sausage-Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Rating: Unrated
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This is one of our top-rated recipes for a reason: It's easy, it's quick, and it's absolutely delicious

Best Steak Fajitas

For a seriously satisfying dinner at home, look no further than this foolproof steak fajita recipe. 

Farfalle with Creamy Wild Mushroom Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars
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This farfalle recipe scored high in our Test Kitchens for its rich flavor and ultracreamy texture. The exotic mushroom blend, a combination of shiitake, cremini, and oyster mushrooms, is sold in eight-ounce packages. If unavailable, you can use all cremini mushrooms.