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Apple Cider Doughnuts

Cake doughnuts remind me of family trips to South Dakota. We’d stop at Wall Drug for a dozen or so before camping in the Badlands. Maple glaze was and still is my favorite. Share a batch with friends and family who appreciate a hot, fresh doughnut. —Melissa Hansen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham

Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham

Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham

In my mind, few foods in a holiday spread are as tempting as a big baked ham. I always hope for leftovers so we can have ham sandwiches in the following days. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah

Chocolate Chip-Cranberry Scones

Chocolate Chip-Cranberry Scones

Chocolate Chip-Cranberry Scones

My daughter started making these as a "healthy" alternative to cookies since we seem to like cookies of any kind. I've never been able to eat just one, so this recipe seemed perfect for us. —Nichole Jones, Idaho Falls, Idaho

BLT Twice-Baked Potatoes

BLT Twice-Baked Potatoes

BLT Twice-Baked Potatoes

Two favorites go together in this hearty dish: BLTs and twice-baked potatoes. I like to serve these potatoes with grilled steaks or barbecued chicken. —Mary Shenk, DeKalb, Illinois

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Harvest Carrots

Harvest Carrots

Harvest Carrots

I make this hearty side dish quite often. Once in a while, I add leftover turkey or chicken breasts and turn it into a main dish.

Hambalaya Corn Bread

Hambalaya Corn Bread

Hambalaya Corn Bread

Donna Thomas from Dallas has won over 200 ribbons for foods she’s entered at the Texas State Fair. Among them is this savory corn bread, stuffed with sausage and ham, that took the blue ribbon in the Cornbread Cookoff. “It’s practically a meal in itself!“ notes Donna.

Feather-Light Biscuits

Feather-Light Biscuits

Feather-Light Biscuits

"I USUALLY used a glass or baking powder can lid as a cutter so the biscuits would be bigger than average size...and I always baked some extras to send home with the kids. They liked to split them and fill them with cheese or peanut butter and strawberry jam."
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Venison Pot Roast with Vegetables

Venison Pot Roast with Vegetables

Venison Pot Roast with Vegetables

"This hearty dish has tender meat and wonderful seasonings," relates Debbie Phillips of Pittsburg, Texas. "Game is plentiful around our home, and my family could eat this satisfying meal weekly."

Rhu-berry Pie

Rhu-berry Pie

Rhu-berry Pie

I cook in a coffee shop, so I'm always looking for new and unique pies to serve my customers. The combination of blueberries and rhubarb in this recipe caught my eye and it was an instant best-seller. —Karen Dougherty, Freeport, Illinois

Sunrise Frittata

Sunrise Frittata

Sunrise Frittata

“My family and friends find this hard to resist. It's an impressive dish to serve to brunch guests and is easy to prepare.” Josephine Piro - Easton, Pennsylvania

Apple 'n' Carrot Slaw

Apple 'n' Carrot Slaw

Apple 'n' Carrot Slaw

"This crispy, colorful slaw is a true crowd-pleaser at any picnic or church gathering. The apples add color and a touch of sweetness," says Julia Livingston, Frostproof, Florida.

Hearty Country Burgers

Hearty Country Burgers

Hearty Country Burgers

When I plan a casual country cookout, I invite these dressed-up burgers to the table. Bacon, lettuce, tomato and cheese toppings and a touch of sauce really boost the flavor. And the mildly seasoned meat turns out nice and juicy.

Peanut Butter Teddies

Peanut Butter Teddies

Peanut Butter Teddies

These adorable teddies are almost too cute to eat but that won't stop the crew of youngsters who helped make them from gobbling them up.—Cynthia Kolberg, Syracuse, Indiana

Kate Smith Coffee Cake

Kate Smith Coffee Cake

Kate Smith Coffee Cake

I lived in an orphanage 50 years ago and helped out in the kitchen, Back then, I often made this wonderful coffee cake, dutifully following the recipe in the cookbook they used in that kitchen. Years later, when I saw Kate Smith on television, I realized that I had been using her cookbook to make this coffee cake. I was delighted to know I had been using one of Kate's favorite recipes!

Harvard Beets

Harvard Beets

Harvard Beets

This recipe makes a pretty accompaniment to any meal and have wonderful flavor. Even those who normally shy away from beets will gobble these up.—Jean Ann Perkins, Newburyport, Maryland

Makeover Streusel-Topped Sweet Potatoes

Makeover Streusel-Topped Sweet Potatoes

Makeover Streusel-Topped Sweet Potatoes

People really do "eat with their eyes," and no one ever misses the fat and calories in this dish when they see how yummy and attractive the makeover version is. —Tamra Duncan, Lincoln, Arkansas

Seafood & Shells Salad

Seafood & Shells Salad

Seafood & Shells Salad

“My family asks for this salad often during the summer months. It’s become a favorite.” —Rosalee Ray, Lansing, Michigan

Toffee-Pear Crisp Bread Pudding

Toffee-Pear Crisp Bread Pudding

Toffee-Pear Crisp Bread Pudding

My son loves pear crisp, but one night I was making bread pudding. He asked if I could make both. I compromised by combining two desserts into this one dish. It's absolutely fantastic!—Kurt Wait, Redwood City, California
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