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Cranberry Pecan Tassies

Cranberry Pecan Tassies

Cranberry Pecan Tassies

A traditional pecan tassie is a small tart with nuts. This holiday version adds cranberries. How festive! —Peggy West, Georgetown, DE

Chocolate Chip-Cranberry Scones

Chocolate Chip-Cranberry Scones

Chocolate Chip-Cranberry Scones

My daughter started making these as a "healthy" alternative to cookies since we seem to like cookies of any kind. I've never been able to eat just one, so this recipe seemed perfect for us. —Nichole Jones, Idaho Falls, Idaho

Spicy Pumpkin & Corn Soup

Spicy Pumpkin & Corn Soup

Spicy Pumpkin & Corn Soup

A seriously quick dish, it can satisfy a hungry household in 15 minutes. My family loves sharing this soup with cornbread, or you can add a zesty kick with some Rotel. — Heather Rorex, Winnemucca, NV

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Snickers Cookies

Snickers Cookies

Snickers Cookies

Though you wouldn't know by looking, you'll find a sweet surprise inside these cookies shared by Kari Pease of Conconully, Washington. "My mother got this recipe from a fellow teacher at her school," she writes. "It's a great way to dress up refrigerated cookie dough."

Slow Cooker Cheese Dip

Slow Cooker Cheese Dip

Slow Cooker Cheese Dip

I brought this spicy cheese dip to my guild, where it was a huge hit. It's a terrific take-a-long appetizer. - Marion Bartone, Conneaut, Ohio

Sunday Chops and Stuffing

Sunday Chops and Stuffing

Sunday Chops and Stuffing

My family likes to make these chops for Sunday dinner. The recipe lets us spend more time having fun together and less time cooking. —Georgiann Franklin, Canfield, OH

Tuna Salad in Tomato Cups

Tuna Salad in Tomato Cups

Tuna Salad in Tomato Cups

Make your tuna salad stand out with this fun and simple treatment. The Asian flavors jazz it up, while red tomato adds a pop of color. Edie Farm - Farmington, New Mexico

Cranberry Spiced Pears

Cranberry Spiced Pears

Cranberry Spiced Pears

“This is a refreshing change of pace from veggie sides. Plus, it’s quick to fix, nice to look at and very tasty. It’s a favorite.” Ruby Williams - Bogalusa, LA

Apple Almond Salad

Apple Almond Salad

Apple Almond Salad

Fruit by itself tends to get left alone at potlucks, unless it’s whipped into a sweet and tangy crunchy salad like this one! —Critina Wheeler, Upton, Kentucky

Quick Blue Cheese Pear Salad

Quick Blue Cheese Pear Salad

Quick Blue Cheese Pear Salad

Made with just five ingredients, this special salad from Ginger Smiser of Blanco, Texas is a cinch to put together. Chopped pear balances the rich blue cheese while almonds lend crunch and sweetness. Add a drizzle of dressing, and you’re done!

Fruit Compote With Brie

Fruit Compote With Brie

Fruit Compote With Brie

What a special, versatile recipe! “I stir leftover compote into yogurt or serve it over cheesecake, ice cream, blintzes and crepes.” Clara Coulston - Washington Court House, OH

Tenderloin Steaks with Cherry Sauce

Tenderloin Steaks with Cherry Sauce

Tenderloin Steaks with Cherry Sauce

This recipe stars a delectable sauce made with wine, plump cherries, and steak portioned just right. --Jacob Kitzman, Seattle, Washington

Balsamic Chicken and Peppers

Balsamic Chicken and Peppers

Balsamic Chicken and Peppers

Valerie Moore of Olathe, Kansas likes using a colorful blend of peppers to brighten her skillet specialty—and a little balsamic vinegar to flavor the tender chicken. If you prefer a stronger flavor, add a little more!

Freezer Cucumber Pickles

Freezer Cucumber Pickles

Freezer Cucumber Pickles

When I first started to make these crunchy and satisfying pickles, I wasn't sure if freezing cucumbers would actually work. To my surprise, they come out perfect! Now I make enough to take them to picnics or give as gifts to friends and neighbors. —Connie Goense, Pembroke Pine, Florida

Mushroom Cheeseburgers

Mushroom Cheeseburgers

Mushroom Cheeseburgers

Instead of topping juicy cheeseburgers with sauteed mushrooms, include some savory 'shrooms in the meat mixture for a new twist! Folks will be pleasantly surprised with these deluxe sandwiches...bite after bite.

Ginger Broccoli Stir-Fry

Ginger Broccoli Stir-Fry

Ginger Broccoli Stir-Fry

Are you looking for an appetizing way to enhance a nutritious vegetable? Try this eye-catching stir-fry from Marie Rossey of Creston, Ohio. The broccoli keeps its bright color and crispness, while ginger and soy sauce help to spice it up nicely.

Cherry-Stuffed Pork Loin

Cherry-Stuffed Pork Loin

Cherry-Stuffed Pork Loin

One of my best recipes is this pork loin, with its moist and tasty stuffing.—Jim Korzenowski, Fennville, Michigan
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