Stockpots: Recipes & Guides

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Whiskey-Brandy Slush

It may be cold outside, but we like to serve this icy citrus drink for Christmas gatherings at our house. It is fantastic for parties and large gatherings, and it keeps well in the freezer. —Joan Shoebottom, Lexington, Michigan

Buttery Carrots

My mother made this recipe often when I was growing up. She got it from a friend who was a...


Zucchini Pineapple Jam

8 reviews

Need a way to use up zucchini? Try this wonderfully flavored jam. The pineapple adds so much sweetness. —Kathy Weese,...


Hearty Ragu Bolognese

My robust ragu combines ground beef, sausage and chicken. Serve it over any type of pasta or baked or fried...


Tangy Bacon Green Beans

4 reviews

My grandmother’s Pennsylvania Dutch-style recipe turns plain old green beans into a tangy cross between three-bean and German potato salads....

Basic Turkey Soup

6 reviews

Katie Koziolek of Hartland, Minnesota notes, "I simmer a rich broth using the turkey carcass, then add favorite vegetables and...


Creamy Turkey Soup

14 reviews

My mother always prepared a holiday turkey much larger than our family could ever eat in one meal so there'd...

Mashed Potatoes with Cheddar

5 reviews

Who doesn’t love fluffy, homemade mashed potatoes? Make them even better with sharp cheddar cheese. To get them really creamy,...


Chicken Escarole Soup with Meatballs

1 review

This is an old recipe from southern Italy. My mother gave it to me when I was first married. It...


Cranberry White Sangria

I tinkered with the ingredients in this sangria until it was perfect. It's also good with peach, apple or cherry...


Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

6 reviews

Whenever I serve this easy mash, the bowl is always scraped clean. Before holiday feasts, I make it early and...

Christmas Pickles

7 reviews

A dear family friend made these pickles for decades. I've adapted the recipe a bit over the years, but in...


Christmas White Chili

1 review

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Try this chili decked with red and green veggies! —Catherine Nickelson, Scandia, Minnesota


Browned Butter Red Potatoes

12 reviews

I've been making my version of Dad's potatoes for years, and it goes great with any meal. Browning the butter...


Aunt Dorothy’s Russian Tea

2 reviews

When I was growing up I always looked forward to the Russian Tea that my Aunt Dorothy made every Christmas...


Holiday Cornflake Cookies

10 reviews

I can't seem to make enough of these cornflake wreaths around the holidays. The cookies firm up quickly, so you'll...

Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

6 reviews

Whenever I serve this easy mash, the bowl is always scraped clean. Before holiday feasts, I make it early and...


Steamed Cranberry-Molasses Pudding

4 reviews

This old-fashioned dessert has been a family tradition during the holidays for years. My children say it's just not Christmas...


Honey Garlic Green Beans

10 reviews

Green beans are a reliable standby, but they can seem ordinary on their own. Just a couple of extra ingredients...


Autumn Bisque

3 reviews

I like cozy comfort soups that taste creamy—without the cream. This one’s full of good stuff like rutabagas, leeks, fresh...


Oh-So-Good Creamy Mashed Potatoes

3 reviews

Yukon Golds are great for mashed potatoes because of their buttery flavor and low moisture content. They easily absorb the...


Gruyere Mashed Potatoes

3 reviews

Gruyere cheese and chives take mashed potatoes to a whole new level this holiday season! Don’t have chives? Just use...


South Carolina Chicken & Rice

1 review

Chicken Bog is the traditional name for this South Carolina low country dish. We always make a big batch the...


Chicken Tamales

16 reviews

I love making these homemade tamales. They take a little time to make but are so worth the effort. I...

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Spiced Cabbage and Apple Medley

This nicely spiced cabbage-and-apple medley has always been a favorite side dish on our holiday dinner table. We love the...


Mediterranean Mashed Potatoes

1 review

It's hard for our family to imagine eating mashed potatoes any other way but this. It tastes great on its...


Tiny Tim’s Plum Pudding

5 reviews

In A Christmas Carol, everyone claps for plum pudding. Our family has made this pudding our own tradition, and it...


Bacon-Gruyere Smashed Potatoes

2 reviews

Gruyere cheese, bacon, sweet onions and herbs take smashed potatoes to a whole new level of amazing. This loaded side...


Pomegranate Pepper Jelly

1 review

Stirring pomegranate juice into my jalapeno jelly creates a beautiful red version for the holidays. Spread it on crackers, fish...


Homemade Turkey Stock

3 reviews

I remember my mother making this homemade stock after every Thanksgiving. It is wonderful adding it to soup and freezes...