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German Butter Pound Cake

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Kristine Chayes
Cardamom and lemon peel mix with almond and vanilla flavors to add zip to a classic butter pound cake. — Kristine M. Chayes, Smithtown, New York
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Double-Duty Applesauce Mini Muffins

Double-Duty Applesauce Mini Muffins

Double-Duty Applesauce Mini Muffins

Children reach with both hands for these buttery tender mini muffins. Cinnamon-spiced and made with applesauce, they’re easy to bake on a moment’s notice. —Mary Ann Lee, Clifton Park, New York

Garlic Tilapia with Spicy Kale

Garlic Tilapia with Spicy Kale

Garlic Tilapia with Spicy Kale

We make this main dish and side together, and adjust the heat from the red pepper flakes depending on who's at the table. —Tara Cruz, Kersey, Colorado

Sesame Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Sesame Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Sesame Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I wanted to build a better pork sandwich, and this Asian-style filling was a huge hit with my husband and co-workers. Bring on the wasabi mayo. —Jennifer Berry, Lexington, Ohio

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Fresh Plum Kuchen

Fresh Plum Kuchen

Fresh Plum Kuchen

In late summer when plums are in season, this tender fruit-topped cake is delectable! The plum slices look so appealing arranged in circles on top. For variety, I sometimes substitute fresh pear or apple slices instead. —Anna Daley, Montague, Prince Edward Island

Cream Puff Pyramids

Cream Puff Pyramids

Cream Puff Pyramids

From West Columbia, South Carolina, Saundra Busby celebrates holidays by topping store-bought miniature cream puffs with canned pie filling and melted chocolate. "These quick-to-assemble dessert call for only five ingredients," she says. "Nothing could be simpler or more elegant."

Corn-Stuffed Crown Roast

Corn-Stuffed Crown Roast

Corn-Stuffed Crown Roast

"My mother always made this elegant entree for company dinners and special family celebrations," remembers Dorothy Swanson of St. Louis, Missouri.
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Fruit 'n' Nut Stollen

Fruit 'n' Nut Stollen

Fruit 'n' Nut Stollen

"Making this stollen has become a tradition for our family," writes Rebekah Radewahn of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. "Our family, friends and neighbors look forward to it every Christmas. We like it because it does not contain the usual candied fruits and citron called for in other stollens."

German-Style Cabbage and Beans

German-Style Cabbage and Beans

German-Style Cabbage and Beans

This is one of my greatest hits as a potluck dish at church suppers. If you use some red cabbage, it will have very festive colors, light pink with green. It looks so pretty.—Winifred Winch, Wetmore, Michigan

Breadstick Braids

Breadstick Braids

Breadstick Braids

These tender, flavorful bread sticks are not only pretty; they taste every bit like they were made from scratch. It’s a very nice use of a frozen dough product and of course, very convenient.

Spinach-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Spinach-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Spinach-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Here's my favorite roast recipe, complete with an easy lesson on how to butterfly and stuff the meat with mouthwatering filling. Just follow the directions and refer to the how-to-photos.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

German Apple Cake with Sweet Drizzle

German Apple Cake with Sweet Drizzle

German Apple Cake with Sweet Drizzle

Tender apple slices and a simple confectioner's-sugar drizzle make this old-world treat yummy and comforting. It's especially good served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.—Tracey Rosato, Markham, Ontario

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.

Oktoberfest Red Cabbage

Oktoberfest Red Cabbage

Oktoberfest Red Cabbage

Four generations of our family celebrate Oktoberfest. We love this tart and sweet dish of red cabbage and apples, also known as rotkohl. —Diana Likes, Chandler, Arizona



Wild Rice-Stuffed Pork Loin

Wild Rice-Stuffed Pork Loin

Wild Rice-Stuffed Pork Loin

This recipe features wild rice and apricot stuffing tucked inside a tender pork roast. —Kim Rubner, Worthington, Iowa

Sausage Cabbage Soup

Sausage Cabbage Soup

Sausage Cabbage Soup

My family often requests this satisfying soup. I've served it to guests for lunch and as a cold-weather Sunday supper. It's really good with a tossed green salad and a crusty loaf of bread. -Stella Garrett, Orlando, Florida

Veggie Turkey Centerpiece

Veggie Turkey Centerpiece

Veggie Turkey Centerpiece

Planning a special Thanksgiving celebration? We can't think of a more novel way to start the table talk-or serve the veggies-than with this incredible edible Mr. Turkey centerpiece! Subscriber Anita Johnson of Morrison, Colorado says, "Half the fun is putting this gobbler together. He's a traditional tasty guest at our Thanksgiving table now, but the first time I made him, folks found him simply too cute to eat!"

Greens with Hot Bacon Dressing

Greens with Hot Bacon Dressing

Greens with Hot Bacon Dressing

GROWING UP in a German community, I ate this salad often. It's an old traditional dish - I recall my grandmother talking about her mother making this recipe. As a variation, the "old-timers" in my family enjoy cutting up some boiled potatoes on dinner plates, then serving the warm salad mixture on top of the potatoes. -Robert Enigk, Canastota, New York
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