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

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...


Peach-Glazed Carrots

My kids have no problem eating all their vegetables when this dish is on the table. These peach-sweetened carrots are...


Sour Cream & Chives Mashed Potatoes

1 review

This recipe is a family favorite that always stirs up good memories and moments. It's requested for Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthday...


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....

Rum-Raisin Sweet Potatoes

My family and I have traded in classic baked potatoes for these sweet potatoes with a spicy twist. The Chinese...


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,...

Turkey and Dumpling Soup

1 review

To show some love at a family gathering, I fill a stockpot with this rich turkey soup brimming with veggies,...


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...


Cranberry White Sangria

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


Smooth & Creamy Pumpkin Soup

My mother-in-law shared this recipe with me. She doesn't cook anymore, so now I make it for her, and she...

Pumpkin-Lentil Soup

4 reviews

I was really craving a hot delicious soup—something filling and healthy. I looked around my kitchen for a few ingredients,...


After-Thanksgiving Turkey Soup

15 reviews

As much as my family loves the holidays, they look forward to this creamy leftover Thanksgiving soup even more. It...


Peach Chili Sauce

1 review

I've been eating and serving this tasty chili sauce since my childhood—it's always been a favorite. —Barb Townsend-Batten, Blenheim, Ontario


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...


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...

Pear Preserves

6 reviews

In the fall we would go to our farm and pick pears and apples. Then we'd build a campfire and...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Curried Squash & Sausage

2 reviews

This stovetop supper is simple to make, and it charms my whole family of curry lovers. My kids even ask...


Make-Ahead Maple & Sage Gravy

2 reviews

Save those turkey wings! Then use this richly flavored stock in my pour-it-on-everything herbed gravy. —Angela Lively, Conroe, Texas


Homemade Turkey Soup

75 reviews

You can make the most of even the smallest pieces of leftover meat on your holiday turkey with this homemade...

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Nanny’s Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

4 reviews

My grandsons rave over these creamy potatoes loaded with Parmesan. That’s all the endorsement I need. Sometimes I use golden...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...