Reindeer Brownies

My son, Jeremy, is 36 but acts as if he’s 5 when he sees these brownies—I’ve been making them for more than 30 years! My daughter, Jayme, and my four grandchildren love them, too. If you’re short on time, a boxed mix works just fine. —Jeannine Schneider, Fremont, California

Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

Crisp and chewy with a creamy filling, these perfectly pepperminty cookies taste just like a popular brand. You absolutely cannot eat just one. I always need to double the recipe! —Judy Wilson, Sun City West, Arizona

Super Easy Spaghetti Sauce

At my house, we never know how many we’ll have for dinner. That’s why this spaghetti sauce is one of my favorites – flavorful, filling and fast. Italian sausage gives it depth, and salsa adds the kick. —Bella Anderson, Chester, South Carolina

Lemon & Rosemary Butter Cookies

Cooling lemon and aromatic rosemary make these butter cookies stand out at the holidays. I use them to punch up the cookie trays for potlucks or as gifts.—Elizabeth Hokanson, Arborg, Manitoba

Mahogany-Glazed Cornish Hen

I make this for my husband and myself for holiday dinners. It’s an elegant tradition, custom fit for two. —Jeannette Sabo, Lexington Park, Maryland

Toasted Mexican Ravioli

We like Mexican and Italian foods, so spicy breaded ravioli gives us the best of both worlds. We serve sauce on the side and pass the queso fresco. —Cristy King, Scott Depot, West Virginia

Grilled Pork Tenderloin & Veggies

There’s flavor in every bite of this fun supper. Marinate overnight and enjoy easy prep the next day. —Marie Parker, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Minty Watermelon Salad

My four year old twin grandchildren love to cook and create in the kitchen with me. Last summer, the three of us were experimenting with watermelon and cheese and that’s where this recipe began. It’s ideal for neighborhood gatherings and picnics, or as a healthy snack on a hot summer day. —Gwendolyn Vetter, Rogers, Minnesota

Popcorn & Pretzel Chicken Tenders

My daughter, Alivia, thought it would be tasty fun to coat chicken tenders with two of our favorite movie-watching snacks, popcorn and pretzels. Crunchy and crispy, they bring on a lot of smiles when served with a creamy and sweet mustard sauce. —Suzanne Clark, Phoenix, Arizona