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I bring this dish to an annual Oktoberfest party. Everyone likes it, which ensures our invitation back year after year. There are never any leftovers to bring home. -Dara Luburgh, Sparta, New Jersey
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Chicken Fricassee With Dumplings

Chicken Fricassee With Dumplings

Chicken Fricassee With Dumplings

If your family is craving old-fashioned comfort food, give this recipe a try. With plenty of chicken, veggies and dumplings on top, it's a complete meal in one.—Lena Hrynyk, Sherwood Park, Alberta

Autumn Vegetable Beef Stew

Autumn Vegetable Beef Stew

Autumn Vegetable Beef Stew

THIS RECIPE was given to me by a dear friend many years ago. Served with homemade bread and a green salad, it makes a wonderful meal. Even people who don't like turnips find they enjoy their distinctive flavor in this stew. -Martha Tonnies, Ft. Michell, Kentucky

Make Ahead German Potato Salad

Make Ahead German Potato Salad

Make Ahead German Potato Salad

Relate Jesse and Anne Foust from Bluefield, West Virginia, "We like to make this chunky salad the day before to let the flavors mellow."
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Raspberry Dessert with Vanilla Sauce

Raspberry Dessert with Vanilla Sauce

Raspberry Dessert with Vanilla Sauce

This delicious fruity dessert comes from my German background. Mom always called it "Rote Grütz." We had a large raspberry patch, so she served it often in summer, when fresh berries were in season. —Marie Baumgartner, Stoughton, Wisconsin

Cappuccino Cherry Trifle

Cappuccino Cherry Trifle

Cappuccino Cherry Trifle

Field editor Katie Sloan of Charlotte, North Carolina says, "This is a rich dessert that's as pretty to look at as it is good to eat. It's the perfect complement to any meal."

Caraway Rolls

Caraway Rolls

Caraway Rolls

Filled with caraway, these rolls are a nice addition to your meal, say Ruth Hastings of Louisville, Illinois.

Corned Beef Potato Dinner

Corned Beef Potato Dinner

Corned Beef Potato Dinner

For St. Patrick's Day, I usually prepare this dish instead of the traditional corned beef dinner. This takes less time because it makes good use of the microwave...and it's very tasty. -Brooke Staley Mary Esther, Florida

Caramel-Frosted Potato Cake

Caramel-Frosted Potato Cake

Caramel-Frosted Potato Cake

I am 90 years old and have been baking this cake very Christmas for 65 years! My sister-in-law gave me the recipe in 1941 and it has been in demand since. My grandchildren have never been able to figure out why it's called a potato cake since it doesn't taste like potatoes.

German Spice Cookies

German Spice Cookies

German Spice Cookies

These chewy spice cookies are great with coffee and taste even better the next day. The recipe has been a family favorite for more than 40 years.

Steamed Winter Vegetables

Steamed Winter Vegetables

Steamed Winter Vegetables

Potatoes, parsnips, carrots, brussels sprouts and turnips star in this colorful side dish from Marilyn Leedom of Appleton, Wisconsin. A dash of horseradish and dill perk up this vegetable assortment that makes an appealing partner to any winter entree.

Confetti Salad

Confetti Salad

Confetti Salad

My mother-in-law shared this recipe with me. The red and yellow peppers add to its flavor and eye-appeal. To speed it to the table, I often use a package of mixed greens.—Christine Panzarella, Buena Park, California

Gingerbread Currant Biscotti

Gingerbread Currant Biscotti

Gingerbread Currant Biscotti

I serve this biscotti at my tea parlor and explain to guests that "dunking" is quite appropriate. Friends love it when I put the dry ingredients in a jar, attach the biscotti recipe and give it as a gift. — Linda James of Greenfield, Wisconsin

Wilted Coleslaw

Wilted Coleslaw

Wilted Coleslaw

I fix this snappy salad for myself whenever I have a taste for it. The crisp ingredients and sweet-and-sour dressing are irresistible.—Denise Albers, Freeburg, Illinois

Reuben Loaf

Reuben Loaf

Reuben Loaf

When I make this bread, I almost always have to bake two loaves so that everyone gets a taste! It's especially good in the winter. In fact, last year when we went to a Christmas buffet at my husband's aunt's house—with a hearty soup as the main course—I took a Reuben Loaf along. It looks so pretty sliced and arranged on a platter, too. My husband and I are crop farmers with three young children. Cooking—especially baking—is one of the ways I relax, and I al

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German Christmas Cookies

German Christmas Cookies

German Christmas Cookies

This little spice cookie tastes very European and is similar to Pfeffernüsse or “peppernut.” We make ours with cozy spices, anise flavoring, almonds and candied citron. —Carole Mueller, Florissant, Missouri

Mama's Warm German Potato Salad

Mama's Warm German Potato Salad

Mama's Warm German Potato Salad

My grandmother, Mama, made this potato salad for every family gathering at her home. Every relative would arrive with their specialties in hand. She never wrote it down, so I had to re-create the recipe from memory. Years later, it's just about right. —Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida

Beer-Braised Pulled Ham

Beer-Braised Pulled Ham

Beer-Braised Pulled Ham

To jazz up leftover ham, I slow-cooked it with a beer sauce. Buns loaded with ham, pickles and mustard are irresistible. —Ann Sheehy, Lawrence, MA
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