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Turkey Puffs with Cranberry Cabernet Sauce

Caramelized onions and mushrooms revitalize leftover turkey, while sweet and savory cranberry sauce balances the rich pastry and cream cheese. This is quick and easy way to end a day of Black Friday shopping!—Suzanne Clark, Phoenix, Arizona
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Horseradish Honey Ham

Horseradish Honey Ham

Horseradish Honey Ham

When my husband and I first tasted this delicious ham, we were surprised to learn that the sauce included horseradish. That secret ingredient definitely is the key to its tangy taste. I serve it for Easter and Christmas.

Mediterranean Shrimp 'n' Pasta

Mediterranean Shrimp 'n' Pasta

Mediterranean Shrimp 'n' Pasta

Sun-dried tomatoes and curry take center stage in this pasta dish that's loaded with tender shrimp and crunchy asparagus. "This is one of my husband's favorites for special occasions," notes Shirley Kunde of Rhinelander, Wisconsin. "Guests always enjoy it, too."

Spiced Apple Pork Roast

Spiced Apple Pork Roast

Spiced Apple Pork Roast

"I THINK what I enjoy most about Ukrainian cooking is the smells it creates. This pork roast reminds me of my mother's kitchen—it smells wonderful! My mother canned and preserved in the fall and always used applesauce to glaze the meat. That's probably why I associate the sweet aroma of this hearty stick-to-your-ribs meal with cooler weather."
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Glazed Holiday Pork Roast

Glazed Holiday Pork Roast

Glazed Holiday Pork Roast

With this sweet and tangy fruit glaze, this pretty pork roast is perfect for a holiday meal. But don't save it just for special occasions! My husband and son love this warm and satisfying supper whenever I serve it.

Cran-Orange Pork Medallions

Cran-Orange Pork Medallions

Cran-Orange Pork Medallions

"Talk about versatile recipes! This is a long-time family favorite just as it is, but occasionally, I jazz up the recipe with jalapeno peppers and fresh ginger. I’ve also made it with peach preserves and dried cherries for a delicious change of pace," notes Julie Wesson of Wilton, Wisconsin.

Tenderloin with Horseradish Cream Cheese

Tenderloin with Horseradish Cream Cheese

Tenderloin with Horseradish Cream Cheese

My husband and I both love the classic combination of beef and horseradish. He asks me to make this for dinner often, and I'm always happy to. Try serving with baked potatoes as a side.—Mary Lou Cook, Welches, Oregon

Pork Loin with Peppers

Pork Loin with Peppers

Pork Loin with Peppers

A sweet and zesty sauce perfectly flavors pork and peppers in this mouthwatering main course. The aroma while baking is unbeatable.—Jean L. Ecos, Hartland, Wisconsin

Cranberry-Apricot Pork Tenderloins

Cranberry-Apricot Pork Tenderloins

Cranberry-Apricot Pork Tenderloins

A cranberry and apricot stuffing wonderfully complements pork tenderloin. This is an elegant entree that you can pull together in no time.

Goose with Apple-Prune Stuffing

Goose with Apple-Prune Stuffing

Goose with Apple-Prune Stuffing

Does my family like this dish? I guess so—they call it "lip-smacking' goose! We're retired farmers with three children, all grown, and six grandchildren.

Mixed Mushroom Tartlets

Mixed Mushroom Tartlets

Mixed Mushroom Tartlets

I summer in northern Michigan and find the morels that grow wild up there just irresistible, but never pick mushrooms if you are not 100% sure they are safe to eat. If morels are not available, I use whatever mushrooms I can find at the supermarket. If you like crumble some goat cheese over the top. The tarts can be used as a vegetarian entree or an appetizers.—Jennifer Condreay, Centennial, Colorado

Spinach-Stuffed Steak

Spinach-Stuffed Steak

Spinach-Stuffed Steak

A succulent mixture of spinach, peppers and sunflower kernels gives extra-special flavor to these steak slices from Jetta Kaune of Ft. Huachuca, Arizona. "When I have time, I roast my own sweet peppers for the filling," she notes.
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