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Thankful Turkey Table Favors

Thankful Turkey Table Favors

Thankful Turkey Table Favors

Theresa Bjorklund of Nicollet, Minnesota still recalls the fun daughters Astyn and Holly had putting together these cute gobbler table favors to welcome relatives at their holiday table. They take only five ingredients and minutes to make…and will keep the kids occupied while you're finishing up dinner preparations!

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts

Even kids are likely to go for this microwave-quick and cheesy vegetable side dish! Margaret Wilson - Hemet, California

Blue Cheese Tossed Salad

Blue Cheese Tossed Salad

Blue Cheese Tossed Salad

“The combination of creamy blue cheese, tart apples and tangy lime dressing in this unique, easy salad keeps people asking for the recipe,” says Heather Koetsier, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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Cherry Gelatin Flowers

Cherry Gelatin Flowers

Cherry Gelatin Flowers

Our Test Kitchen had fun creating these jolly gelatin jigglers—but not as much fun as your kids are likely to have helping to make them! Best of all, you can vary the cookie-cutout shapes (and gelatin flavors) to suit a year of seasonal holidays—from Halloween to Valentine’s Day.

Snack Loot

Snack Loot

Snack Loot

Looking for some “booty” to fill the kids’ take-home loot sacks? This crunchy mix boasts loads of sweet, cinnamon flavor and tiny animal and goldfish crackers. It’s sure to appeal to swashbucklers of all ages! John Slivon – Navarre Beach, FL

Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine

This mulled wine is soothing and satisfying with a delightful blend of spices warmed to perfection. Refrigerating the wine mixture overnight allows the flavors to blend, so don't omit this essential step.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Hoisin & Honey Glazed Salmon

Hoisin & Honey Glazed Salmon

Hoisin & Honey Glazed Salmon

Now that I have this recipe, my husband and I always look forward to the fresh wild salmon season. You can find hoisin sauce in the international foods aisle at the grocery store. —Cheryl Rein, Orlando, Florida

Philly-Style Mac and Cheese

Philly-Style Mac and Cheese

Philly-Style Mac and Cheese

My son loves macaroni and cheese, and I’m always looking for ways to sneak in some veggies. This version is a huge hit! —Jennifer Berry, Lexington, Ohio

Pepperoni Pizza Twists

Pepperoni Pizza Twists

Pepperoni Pizza Twists

My stepsister gave me this recipe and I just tweaked it. You can add diced green peppers and olives, too.” Lisa Worley - Adairsville, Georgia

Apple Cherry Punch

Apple Cherry Punch

Apple Cherry Punch

Try this cheery red punch in fall or for a festive, fruity touch that brightens the holidays and fills the house with a lovely aroma. It's quick, easy, economical and a hit with all ages! Joslyn Stock - Hampton, Iowa



Oh-So-Good Chicken Soup

Oh-So-Good Chicken Soup

Oh-So-Good Chicken Soup

I came up with this soup one weekend when my wife and I were hungry for something better than the standard. The first attempt turned out fantastic, and now I’ve got the recipe down to 20 minutes. —Chris Dalton, Mundelein, Illinois

Garlic Instant Potatoes

Garlic Instant Potatoes

Garlic Instant Potatoes

“This is a good way to spice up plain instant potatoes. I prepare these when I'm running out of time to get dinner on the table but want something that still tastes homemade.” Carolyn Coop - Stuarts Draft, Virginia

Walnut Cranberry Butter

Walnut Cranberry Butter

Walnut Cranberry Butter

"This cranberry butter is wonderful on warm bread or biscuits," recommends Corky Huffsmith of Indio, California. "Be sure to use real butter and margarine—the low-fat products have a higher water content that doesn't give the same results."

Colorful Chicken Pizza

Colorful Chicken Pizza

Colorful Chicken Pizza

“I threw Colorful Chicken Pizza together on a hot summer night when I needed something quick to satisfy my fiancé and me,” writes Kelli Stone of Boise, Idaho. “It was an experiment with ingredients I had in the kitchen.” Without a doubt, her attempt was a smashing success.

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One-Pot Meaty Spaghetti

One-Pot Meaty Spaghetti

One-Pot Meaty Spaghetti

I used to help my mom make this when I was growing up, and the recipe stuck. It was a beloved comfort food at college, and is now a weeknight staple for my fiance and me. —Kristin Michalenko, Seattle, Washington

Jalapeno Popper Pocket

Jalapeno Popper Pocket

Jalapeno Popper Pocket

For a fresh take on fried jalapeno poppers, we stuff chicken, cheeses and jalapenos inside puff pastry and bake. —Sally Sibthorpe, Shelby Township, Michigan

Short Rib Poutine

Short Rib Poutine

Short Rib Poutine

This combines the hearty, spicy flavors of my beloved slow cooker short ribs with my all-time favorite comfort food: fries and gravy. With a little prep in the morning, it's just about ready when I come home from work (plus, the kitchen smells amazing!). —Erin DeWitt, Long Beach, California
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