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Diner Dinners8

Choose one of these diner menu favorites, each with a unique new twist, for something special tonight.

Curry Chicken Salad Club Sandwich8

Major Grey’s Milkshake9

South-of-the-Border Meatloaf with lime queso gravy10

Sweet & Savory Mashed Potatoes11

Italian-Style Sausage Gravy with cornmeal biscuits12

Broccolini with sundried tomato vinaigrette13

Apple Puff Pancake with apple cider-caramel sauce14

Crisp, tart, and juicy, all-purpose Granny Smiths get full fanfare in this puffed, apple pancake.

French Fall Soups16

The French are renowned for their soupmaking abilities. These are just a sampling.

French Ham & Bean Soup (Garbure) with croutons16

French Chicken Noodle18

Gratinéed French Onion Soup with bacon19

Cajun & Creole Cuisine20

Straight from the Louisiana bayou, these two menus range from casual to higher end … but both rock!

Shrimp Creole with andouille sausage20

Red Beans & Rice21

Spicy Cajun Chicken Strips22

Cheesy Red Potatoes23

Casserole Makeovers24

Warm, rich, hearty, and oh-so comforting, there’s nothing heavy about these light casseroles.

Meat & Potato Casserole with cheddar sauce24

Fall Fruit Salad with pecans25

Veggie Tetrazzini with chicken26

Spinach Salad with dried cranberries & feta27

Bistro Fare28

Bring the bistro home with this French-inspired casual, comfort-food meal full of café favorites.

Boeuf Bourguignon with porcini mushrooms28

Green Bistro Salad with warm walnut-coated goat cheese30

Lemon-Thyme Muffins with gruyère31

Whipped Café Crème31

Cookie Exchange32

With any one of these three creative cookies, you’ll swap ‘til you drop at your next cookie exchange.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Blossoms with peanut butter cups33

Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies with chocolate34

Chocolate Chip Cookies with cinnamon swirl35


Fire up your taste buds and ignite your senses with these four diverse and delicious scallop dishes.

Scallop Salad with lemon vinaigrette36

Breaded Scallops with wilted spinach37

Thai Scallop Stir-Fry38

Spanish Scallop Newburg Casserole39

Chicken in Phyllo Packets with mushroom filling40

Winner, winner, this is the best chicken dinner you’ll lay a fork into for quite awhile.

Baking Sheet Dinners42

Not just for baking cookies, the baking sheet can’t be beat for its roasting ability.

Pork Chops, Pears & Butternut Squash with honey-vanilla sauce42

Roasted Chicken & Potatoes with fennel, tomatoes & olives44


Killer chili doesn’t have to take hours. Try one of these steamy, quick-to-fix recipes for dinner tonight.

Creamy White Chili with chicken46

Rib-Eye Steak Chili46

Green Chili with ground pork47

Vegetarian Chili with sweet potatoes47

Oatmeal Pie with semisweet ganache48

If sweet, gooey, and buttery all sound good to you, you’ll love this spin on pecan pie.

Perfect Pastas51

Get a taste of Italy in your own home with these delicious pasta menus perfect for weeknight dinners.

Pasta alla Vodka with chicken cutlets & sundried tomatoes52

Broccoli Bruschetta53

Baked Shells with gorgonzola & chicken54

Apple-Grape Salad with citrus vinaigrette55

Bucatini all’Amatriciana with bacon & ground sirloin56

Romano Garlic Bread57

Orecchiette in Broth with sausage, shrimp & broccolini58

Grapefruit Salad with pistachios & crumbled goat cheese59

Seafood Puttanesca60

Frisée Salad61

Smoked Salmon Pasta with capers & dill62

Napoleon Salads with herb vinaigrette63

Cheese Tortellini & Butternut Squash64

Mixed Salad Greens with blue cheese & walnuts65