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    Tex-Mex Potato Salad

    I created this Tex-Mex potato salad for one of my cooking classes, and it was a hit. It's perfect for a cookout or potluck. The secret ingredient is pickled jalapenos—they add so much interest and flavor! Add a can of black beans for more protein. —Dianna Ackerley, Cibolo, Texas

    No-Bake Chocolate Rice Krispie Bars

    These chocolate Rice Krispies treats are crowd pleasers! The secret to making them soft and chewy is bringing the sugar...


    Israeli Malabi with Pomegranate Syrup

    Malabi is a very famous, easy sweet milk pudding from Israel. For this recipe I learned from a friend, you...


    Finnish Mulled Wine

    1 review

    I found this recipe stuck in the pages of my Finnish grandmother's Bible. It takes 24 hours to make. Store...


    Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints

    26 reviews

    Covered in chopped nuts and drizzled with chocolate, these cookies are delicious and pretty, too. Everybody looks forward to munching...

    Orange Chocolate Meltaways

    8 reviews

    The terrific combination of chocolate and orange makes these some of the best truffles I've ever had. As holiday gifts,...


    Aunt Rose’s Fantastic Butter Toffee

    11 reviews

    I don't live in the country, but I love everything about it—especially good old-fashioned home cooking! Every year, you'll find...

    Orange Lemonade

    11 reviews

    This juice is a favorite at our place. I'll often double the batch and send a jar next door to...


    Christmas Fruit Salad

    12 reviews

    It was at the very first Thanksgiving I spent with my husband's family that I tasted this for the first...


    Minty Cocoa Mousse

    1 review

    Junior Mints give the refreshing mint taste to this scrumptious smooth-as-silk mousse. It's one of my best desserts because it's...


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    Three-Chocolate Fudge

    39 reviews

    I make this fudge at Christmastime to give to friends and neighbors. That tradition started years ago when I made...

    Panna Cotta with Papaya Coulis

    1 review

    Panna cotta is an Italian dessert that means “cooked cream.” My friend and I developed a tropical version that’s rich,...


    Potato-Bean Salad with Herb Dressing

    My veggie garden inspired this creamy combo of beans, potatoes and fresh herbs. I toss them with a ranch-style dressing...


    Angel Food Christmas Candy

    8 reviews

    It was my dad who inspired me to first try making this candy. He remembered it from when he was...


    Mocha Punch

    18 reviews

    I first tried this smooth, creamy punch at a friend's Christmas open house. It was so special and distinctive I...


    Lemon Custard Ice Cream

    6 reviews

    I found this recipe several years ago and make it whenever I have the opportunity. One thing I like about...

    Cran-Apple Sauce

    2 reviews

    I'm not a huge syrup fan, so I pour this sauce over my pancakes instead. It goes great with all...


    Brussels Sprouts & Quinoa Salad

    1 review

    With Brussels sprouts for the green and cranberries for the red, I make a cheery Christmastime salad. Refreshing and versatile,...


    Asian Corn Succotash

    5 reviews

    Since I’m not a fan of lima beans, I use edamame (green soybeans) in this colorful corn succotash instead. The...


    Colorful Quinoa Salad

    12 reviews

    My youngest daughter recently learned she has to avoid gluten, dairy and eggs, which gave me a new challenge in...


    Coconut Cheesecake & Rhubarb Compote

    3 reviews

    I took my daughter’s love of cheesecake plus my mom’s love of coconut and rhubarb and ran with it. Try...


    Rhubarb Chutney

    2 reviews

    It's always fun to serve a meat or poultry dish with a twist. This tangy-sweet chutney is a wonderfully different...


    So-Sweet Squash Pickles

    4 reviews

    These crisp crunchy slices, seasoned with celery seed and mustard seed, have a sweet-sour taste that everyone is sure to...


    Fresh Corn Salad

    6 reviews

    People who prefer food with some tang find this corn salad particularly appealing. It's a pretty dish besides—and very economical....

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    Honey-Dijon Potato Salad

    14 reviews

    No matter which recipe I tried, my potato salad always turned out bland. So I came up with this creamy...


    Contest-Winning Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake

    24 reviews

    This is my favorite blueberry cheesecake recipe, which I often make for family get-togethers. —Cathy Medley, Clyde, Ohio


    Tomato and Basil Couscous Salad

    2 reviews

    It’s hard to believe that tossing a few pantry ingredients with summer’s fresh best can yield such a lovely salad....


    Lemon Mint Curd

    I like to "dress up" ordinary recipes with my fresh, homegrown herbs. This minty lemon curd is a family favorite!...


    Beefy Taco Dip

    19 reviews

    This taco dip is actually a combination of several different recipes I received from friends. I just experimented until I...


    Blueberry French Toast

    81 reviews

    A local blueberry grower shared this recipe with me, and it's the best breakfast dish I've ever tasted. With the...