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It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Pressure-Cooker Tequila Poached Pears

Tequila may seem an unusual ingredient, but give it a try! The fresh pears and mint make the dessert deliciously refreshing. Bring out this creative sweet when you want to impress dinner guests. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

Sweet and Spicy Baked Beans

9 reviews

This recipe is a hit with guests and family. It's sweet, simple and delicious, and someone always asks for the...


55 Labor Day Casserole Recipes

Whip up one of these casseroles for your Labor Day feast. Whether you're looking for a side dish, a main...


Campfire Casseroles

1 review

Because they make individual portions, you can tailor these chicken and vegetable "casseroles" to suit everyone's tastes. They're great when...


Berry Brunch Strata

I wanted a simple way to use strawberries and blueberries in a breakfast recipe, so I created this strata. It's...

Boston Baked Beans

9 reviews

Simmered in molasses, these slow-cooker Boston baked beans are perfect to take to your next potluck. The sauce is sweet,...


Haunted Potpie

3 reviews

Convenience items such as frozen hash browns, vegetables and puff pastry make this potpie quick and easy to make. They...

Jen’s Baked Beans

5 reviews

My daughters wanted baked beans, so I gave homemade ones a shot. With mustard, molasses and a dash of heat,...


Quick Barbecued Beans

14 reviews

Baked beans are a simple, classic recipe, and cooking them on the grill adds great smoky flavor. —Millie Vickery, Lena,...


Pork ‘n’ Beans Bake

1 review

This dish always goes over big whatever I prepare it. Served with a green salad and warm bread. It's truly...


Family-Favorite Baked Beans

14 reviews

Lea Ann Anderson
TULSA, OKLAHOMA

Here’s a quick and easy recipe familiar to most at reunions and other large...

Cowboy Baked Beans

4 reviews

Baked cowboy beans are a perennial favorite at barbecues and potlucks. My meaty recipe uses a variety of beans and...


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Campfire Beans

4 reviews

Served with cheese-topped corn bread, this is delicious!—Flo Rahn, Hillsboro, Kansas


Ranch Beans

2 reviews

This recipe is served at all of our barbecues. It seems most people who live here like spicy flavorful food,...


Old-Fashioned Baked Beans

5 reviews

These hearty beans are a super side dish for a casual meal. The ingredients blend perfectly for a wonderful from-scratch...


Root Beer Apple Baked Beans

4 reviews

All nine men in our family love roughing it outdoors. My beans with bacon and apples is a "must "...

Patio Pintos

4 reviews

Any time Mom had the gang over for dinner, she made these pinto beans. Once she made a batch for...


New England Baked Beans

34 reviews

For a potluck or picnic, you can’t beat this classic side that starts with a pound of dried beans. Molasses...


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Barbecued Lima Beans

4 reviews

Surprise! This lively lima bean dish has the great flavor of old-fashioned baked beans. Sweet and savory, they're a crowd-pleasing...


Fourth of July Bean Casserole

47 reviews

The outstanding barbecue taste of these beans makes them a favorite for cookouts all summer and into the fall. It's...


Barbecue Green Bean Bake

4 reviews

This recipe was given to me at a Bible study picnic by a dear lady who loved to make up...


Slow-Cooker Tequila Poached Pears

It's an unusual dessert to make with tequila, but it is deliciously refreshing with fresh pears and mint. Bring out...


Yellow Squash and Zucchini Gratin

24 reviews

This gratin is the perfect way to use up an abundance of summer squash. It's easy to prepare, takes just...


Maple Baked Beans

5 reviews

Since my husband raises hogs and my parents produce maple syrup, this recipe's a natural for me! I usually prepare...

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Best Baked Beans

THESE savory beans were a specialty my dear grandma frequently prepared.
When I even think of this dish, I...


Easy Baked Beans

3 reviews

My family enjoys this easy baked beans recipe with cornbread, but it also rounds out any cookout. Canned pork and...


Campfire Potatoes

35 reviews

We like grilling because it's a no-fuss way to make a meal. This pleasing potato recipe is one we use...


Panguitch Potatoes

3 reviews

When my husband was in charge of our large pioneer celebration a few years ago, he decided to multiply our...