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Find Country Woman Magazine recipes by course including appetizers, breakfast recipes, desserts, and more Country Woman Magazine recipes.

Old-Time Custard Ice Cream

Old-Time Custard Ice Cream

Old-Time Custard Ice Cream

I think my most memorable summertime dessert for get-togethers has always been homemade ice cream. This recipe is so rich and creamy and the perfect indulgence on a hot summer afternoon. —Martha Self, Montgomery, Texas

Mini Sausage Quiches

Mini Sausage Quiches

Mini Sausage Quiches

These bite-size quiches are loaded with sausage and cheese, plus their crescent roll base makes preparation a breeze. Serve the cute "muffinettes" at any brunch or potluck gathering. —Jan Mead, Milford, Connecticut

Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones

Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones

Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones

Chocolate chips make these scones a hit with everyone who tries them. The confectioners' sugar glaze is a simple way to dress them up a bit.—Reba Starling-Silvey, Versailles, Missouri
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Cherry Almond Pull-Apart Bread

Cherry Almond Pull-Apart Bread

Cherry Almond Pull-Apart Bread

I recommend these rolls as a sweet treat for Christmas or Easter morning, or whenever you have overnight guests. When my son and son-in-law visit, they devour them almost before they hit the table. They're so yummy, gooey and good.

Granola Trail Mix

Granola Trail Mix

Granola Trail Mix

My family has always enjoyed this crunchy four-ingredient snack. When we go camping, each person includes one additional ingredient like mini marshmallows, corn chips or cookie pieces. The taste is never the same, and we're often surprised by the combinations. —Shelley Riddlespurger, Amarillo, Texas

Grilled Turkey Tenderloins

Grilled Turkey Tenderloins

Grilled Turkey Tenderloins

Turkey isn't just for Thanksgiving anymore. My family grills these tenderloins outside in summer and inside in winter. The friend who shared the recipe says the marinade is excellent with any poultry and game.

Swedish Pecan Butter Cookies

Swedish Pecan Butter Cookies

Swedish Pecan Butter Cookies

Among our large family's Christmas Eve traditions is enjoying these delectable cookies-one of the 20 varieties my sister bakes for the holiday. They have a pleasing pecan flavor and are so buttery and delicate, they almost melt in your mouth.

Four-Berry Spinach Salad

Four-Berry Spinach Salad

Four-Berry Spinach Salad

Nature's candy abounds in the berry-filled salad Betty Lise Anderson serves in Gahanna, Ohio. Its slightly tart dressing contrasts deliciously with sweet in-season fruit.

Calico Pepper Frittata

Calico Pepper Frittata

Calico Pepper Frittata

Her garden-fresh frittata has all-day appeal, says Loretta Kelcinski, Kunkletown, Pennsylvania. “I serve it for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner with crispy Italian bread. It's made in a skillet, so there's no need to heat up the oven.”

Honey-Lime Melon Salad

Honey-Lime Melon Salad

Honey-Lime Melon Salad

I usually have the ingredients for this melon salad on hand. It's a refreshing side dish for any meal, and it's a good and fast contribution to a potluck. Sliced bananas, strawberries and apples taste great in it, too.



Caribbean Quesadillas

Caribbean Quesadillas

Caribbean Quesadillas

People say the sweet potato in my quesadillas makes them think of the flavor of Thanksgiving. Often, I mix and refrigerate the filling ahead, so it takes no time to layer the tortillas.

Frozen Lemon Pie

Frozen Lemon Pie

Frozen Lemon Pie

With a graham cracker crust and instant pudding, this pie makes a tangy sweet dessert. For a zestier flavor, I make it with lemon pudding. Adding pink lemonade gives it a pretty color.

Pecan Plum Cake

Pecan Plum Cake

Pecan Plum Cake

Full of fruity flavor, this moist plum cake is topped with nuts and has a homey, old-fashioned look and texture, notes Clackamas, Oregon's Betty Doane. "The recipe is quite old and was given to me by one of the best cooks I know. It's a delicious dessert served warm with whipped topping."

Savory Grilled Potatoes

Savory Grilled Potatoes

Savory Grilled Potatoes

"These potato packets are so easy to prepare ahead of time, then pack in the cooler for camping trips or picnics and toss on the grill when needed," notes Darlene Brenden of Salem, Oregon. "The mayonnaise, seasonings and cheese really coat the potatoes and turn them into something special."
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