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This economical, enjoyable entree is perfect when serving a crowd. I've also served it with mashed potatoes with successful results.—Ada Lower, Minot, North Dakota
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Heart's Delight Torte

Heart's Delight Torte

Heart's Delight Torte

Cherry pie filling dresses up homemade chocolate cake layers in this impressive dessert. "I found the recipe on a newspaper we used for packing material when we moved to our new home," recalls Nancy Heesch of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. "Our family enjoys it so much, it has become the traditional birthday cake at our house."

Spiced Red Cabbage

Spiced Red Cabbage

Spiced Red Cabbage

When it comes to vegetable dishes, this traditional one is at the top of my list. The wonderful sweet-sour aroma and taste remind me of home. Plus, it looks so pretty on the table. -Karin Cousineau, Burlington, North Carolina

Pork Chops 'n' Pierogies

Pork Chops 'n' Pierogies

Pork Chops 'n' Pierogies

"This meal-n-one dish is a different way to use pierogies," says Greta Igl of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.
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Grilled Pork Chops with Maple Butter

Grilled Pork Chops with Maple Butter

Grilled Pork Chops with Maple Butter

This recipe takes some time to prepare. But after one taste, you'll agree it's worth the extra effort. These chips get rave reviews.

Coconut Gingerbread Cake

Coconut Gingerbread Cake

Coconut Gingerbread Cake

This unusual dessert came from a little book I bought at a flea market many years ago. The broiled orange-coconut topping really dressed up a boxed gingerbread mix. When I bring it to potlucks and family get-togethers, it never lasts long! -Paula Hartlett, Mineola, New York

Hot Kielbasa Dip

Hot Kielbasa Dip

Hot Kielbasa Dip

My husband and I are retired, and I like to look for simple, speedy ways to cook. This thick cheesy dip, with the unusual addition of sausage, goes together in a jiffy. Accompanied by crackers or fresh veggies, it's a hearty appetizer for a football party or family gathering. -Mary Bondegard, Brooksville, Florida

Plantation Gingerbread

Plantation Gingerbread

Plantation Gingerbread

I like to make this recipe for Christmas. The wonderful aroma of the gingerbread fills the entire house. I am a homemaker and mother of three children.

Tossed Wilted Lettuce Salad

Tossed Wilted Lettuce Salad

Tossed Wilted Lettuce Salad

My mother loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed working in her garden. When she served this salad, she would first prepare the dressing. The last thing she would do is go out to the garden to pick some lettuce. Mother timed all of this to serve my dad the freshest salad ever.

Chocolate Pizza Candy

Chocolate Pizza Candy

Chocolate Pizza Candy

—Norma Oosting, Holland, Michigan Suggest that red and/or green candied cherries could be used. (Original photo had both; current photo only had red).

Dijon-Dill Brussels Sprouts

Dijon-Dill Brussels Sprouts

Dijon-Dill Brussels Sprouts

"I added my own touches, including crunchy water chestnuts, to this recipe from a friend," remarks Audrey Thibodeau of Mesa, Arizona. "The tender brussels sprouts get winning flavor from lemon, dill and Dijon mustard."



Superb Herb Bread

Superb Herb Bread

Superb Herb Bread

Caraway, poppy seed, sage and nutmeg give this tender bread its superb flavor. "I received a blue ribbon at our fall festival for this recipe," notes Doris White of De Land, Illinois. "My bread machine makes it convenient to prepare the dough for this loaf—it's light, delicious and the wheat flour makes it extra nutritious."

Rich Fruit Kuchens

Rich Fruit Kuchens

Rich Fruit Kuchens

This German classic is such a part of our reunions, we designate a special place to serve it. Five generations flock to the "Kuchen Room" for this coffee cake.

Pork Medallions with Sauteed Apples

Pork Medallions with Sauteed Apples

Pork Medallions with Sauteed Apples

Pork and apples are such a good match, and this down-home supper is proof. I really like that the lean cut of meat is tender and juicy, but healthy, too. —Clara Coulson Minney, Washington Court House, Ohio

Spinach Slaw

Spinach Slaw

Spinach Slaw

Served with rolls or homemade bread, this slaw's hearty enough to be a main course, it's also a great side dish—my family especially likes it accompanying steak and corn on the cob. It tastes good with ribs besides. Even people who don't enjoy cabbage like it prepared this way. (I know...my husband, Glen, is one of them!) The honey's sweetness helps with that. Glen works for our local police department, and I work for the fire department. We have a pair of sons, 19 and 6, an

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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

Grandma Davidson's Baked Apple Pudding

Grandma Davidson's Baked Apple Pudding

Grandma Davidson's Baked Apple Pudding

My savvy grandmother whipped up recipes in the Depression years that many of us still use today, like this homey, cinnamon-scented apple pudding. —Holly Sharp, Warren, Ontario

German Apple Salad

German Apple Salad

German Apple Salad

In culinary school, I had to make a salad with Granny Smith apples. I remembered my mother’s German potato salad and swapped out the potatoes. —Sharyn Hill, Las Cruces, New Mexico
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