The Best Recipes Our Community Cooks Made Last Month

Updated: Dec. 13, 2023

We asked our Community Cooks which recipes they've recently tried and loved. Here's what they recommend right now.

Collage of Community Cooks Recipes December 2023TASTE OF HOME

When it comes to home cooking, our Community Cooks are the best of the best. Their recommendations are backed by a wealth of kitchen knowledge and experience, so if you’re wondering what your next Taste of Home recipe should be, make it one of these!

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Chicken-Fried Steaks

“I could never get the hang of making this delicious steak, but this recipe was so easy—and delicious! I’m so glad I found it and I’ll surely be making it again.” —Susan Bickta

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Chocolate Chunk Walnut Blondies

This is the perfect treat for any occasion, and Joan Hallford said they were awesome!
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Herbed Tuna Sandwiches

This quick and easy recipe is great as both a meal and a snack. Darla Andrews said this recipe made for a yummy lunch!
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Eggnog Biscotti

“This was my first time ever making biscotti and these were so easy! I did half with sprinkles and the other half with gold sanding sugar.” —Jolene Martinelli
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Garlic Bubble Loaf

These rolls go great with any family feast or pasta night. Shannon Dobos said this was an amazing recipe.
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Baked Doughnuts

These donuts are easy to customize with all kinds of glazes and toppings. Kristyne Walter said she really enjoyed this recipe.
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Shrimp Puttanesca

“I substituted basil for parsley, increased the olive oil, and used pasta water to keep the pasta from drying out. The dish is good for leftovers also.” —Bob Johnson. Don’t forget to check out the best recipes of 2023! They’re so good, you’ll be making them in 2024 and beyond.
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Cheesy Black Bean Nachos

“I love to fix nachos for my husband and me as a hearty snack or light supper. I’m so glad I found this recipe. I usually have these ingredients on hand so I will be making these nachos often. I used tomatoes with green chilies then added a sprinkling of chili powder, cumin and garlic salt to the bean and tomato mixture. I had a small avocado that needed to be eaten so I cut it into small chunks and sprinkled it on top after baking. Yum!” —Carmen Edwards
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Savory Beer Pork Chops

These pork chops are a great option when you need a quick-prep meal during a busy week. Becky Carver said this recipe is great served with sauerkraut.
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Cranberry Wild Rice

This perfect fall side dish is packed full of fruits, veggies and protein. Kim Spaccarotella said she enjoyed making it!
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Pinto Bean Chili

“This is a great meal for cooler weather!” —Patty Sue
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Blackberry Lemon Muffins

“Hands down, this was our favorite recipe. I served these muffins with lemon-ginger tea and it was delicious. The only change I made was using whole milk instead of fat free. I highly recommend this recipe!” —Marina Castle Kelley
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Beef Rouladen

“This Rouladen was delicious. I made it gluten free and that worked well” —Wendy Minnett
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Bacon-Cheese Puff Pie

“I had some late-season homegrown tomatoes that I used in two different recipes: This Bacon Cheese Puff Pie and this Spicy Ketchup recipe. We enjoyed both! The Puff Pie was delicious for brunch and the leftovers reheated perfectly the next day for supper. The ketchup had a delicious “kick” to it, which we thought was great, and since it only stores for a short time in the fridge, I froze a portion of it to enjoy later this winter.” —Sue Gronholz
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Green Chile Brunch Bake

“This was so tasty! It has just the right amount of spice. It’s going into our recipe box for the next brunch or breakfast we host!” —Erin Wright