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Baby Shower Sugar Cookies

Baby Shower Sugar Cookies

Baby Shower Sugar Cookies

To celebrate the pitter-patter of tiny feet (or any occasion), crisp buttery sugar cookies like these are a hit, hands down! They cut wonderfully into delicate shapes and look festive decorated with pink and blue sugar. -Joyce Leach, Armstrong, Iowa

Baked Cranberry Pudding

Baked Cranberry Pudding

Baked Cranberry Pudding

This is an old-fashioned pudding that's a cranberry lover's delight. Serve warm topped with whipped cream for an elegant look, or in bowls with rich cream poured over for a homey touch. —Lucy Meyring, Walden, Colorado

Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon

Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon

Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon

A real Southern favorite, black-eyed peas are traditionally served on New Year's Day to bring good luck. My mother's recipe with bacon, garlic and thyme makes them extra special. —Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana
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Butter Nut Twists

Butter Nut Twists

Butter Nut Twists

My mother has been using this recipe for the last 45 years for special occasions and the holidays. She taught my sister and me how to make the twists so we can carry on the tradition for our families. —Joyce Hallisey, Mt. Gilead, North Carolina

Candy Cane Rolls

Candy Cane Rolls

Candy Cane Rolls

Fun and lightly sweet, these festive rolls will delight children of all ages. Make them as part of a holiday brunch or an evening snack served with hot chocolate—either way, you'll see satisfied smiles. —Janice Peterson, Huron, South Dakota

Dandelion Soup

Dandelion Soup

Dandelion Soup

I like to use dandelion green in many recipes. With hearty meatballs in a wonderful chicken broth, this dish is dandy for the entire family.—Dorothy Collins, Decatur, Illinois

Eggnog Bread

Eggnog Bread

Eggnog Bread

Someone always asks for the recipe when I make this rich bread for the holidays or give as gifts. It's easy to make and quite delicious. The bread is a traditional part of the season at my home here in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. —Ruth Bickel, Hickory, North Carolina

Mom's Garlic Pork Roast

Mom's Garlic Pork Roast

Mom's Garlic Pork Roast

Mom cooked for 11 children, so her menus usually featured basic, simple foods. But on New Year's Day, she always treated us to this special pork roast. All of us kids agree this was our mom's best meal! — Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana

Homemade Lemon Bars

Homemade Lemon Bars

Homemade Lemon Bars

Memorable family meals were complete when these tangy bars were served, my husband remembers from his childhood. That's still true today for our family. Their sweetness rounds out the meal, but the lemony flavor keeps them light. Don't expect many leftovers once family and friends taste these bars! —Denise Baumert, Dalhart, Texas

Russian Krendl Bread

Russian Krendl Bread

Russian Krendl Bread

While dinning with a Russian immigrant family, I jumped at the chance to add this wonderful bread they served to my recipe collection. Of course, I never turn down hugs from my grandchildren after I've prepared something special...and this recipe always works! —Ann Sodman, Evans, Colorado



Standing Rib Roast

Standing Rib Roast

Standing Rib Roast

Treat your family to tender slices of standing rib roast or use the seasoning blend on a different beef roast for a hearty, delicious main dish. I love to prepare this recipe for special occasions. —Lucy Meyring, Walden, Colorado

Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Two Minnesota delicacies, turkey and wild rice, are the stars of this sensational soup. Be prepared to serve seconds! —Terri Holmgren, Swanville, Minnesota

Calico Potato Salad

Calico Potato Salad

Calico Potato Salad

One of the nice things about this salad is how versatile it is. I've taken it to a potluck...to a square dance gathering...and to the field for my husband and the men during haying season! As part of a lunch, it goes well with cold meat, like roast beef, chicken or ham, and buns. We raised Limousin cattle on the exact quarter section where Barry's dad raised Black Angus for years. We don't have children—but two active bearded collies liven up the place plenty.

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

These are my family's very favorite cookies. They're soft, chewy and totally delicious. —Karen Bourne, Magrath, Alberta
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