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Mint Chutney

This versatile mint chutney recipe pairs well with samosas, sandwiches and salads! Its herby, bright flavor dresses up any dish. —Soniya Saluja, The Belly Rules the Mind

Pressure-Cooker Rhubarb Compote with Yogurt

My Grandma Dot made rhubarb compote and always had some in the freezer when I came to visit. This breakfast...


Old-Fashioned Corn Relish

4 reviews

This was the first “country” recipe I received after moving away from the city—a new neighbor shared it. It’s wonderful...


Cuban-Style Pork Chops

4 reviews

These are like Cuban sandwiches without the bread, so they’re a bit more elegant. Let your family customize the chops...


Marinated Steak with Grilled Onions

This marinade is magic —it will make even economy cuts of beef tender and delicious. —Gail Garcelon, Beaverton, Oregon

Spicy Ketchup

1 review

When this homemade ketchup is bubbling on the stove, the aroma takes me back to childhood. One taste and I’m...


Perfect-Every-Thyme Chicken

3 reviews

I prepare this often at shows when demonstrating how to cook on gas grills. People are always pleased with the...

Pear & Pine Nut Conserve

This easy conserve pairs perfectly with grilled or roasted meats, or it's great as a flavorful topping for warm toast...


Grilled Corn Relish

This colorful relish is a great way to get kids to eat their veggies. It's an instant upgrade for hot...


Iowa Corn Relish

I've been making colorful, crunchy corn relish for more than 30 years, and my family never tires of it. It's...


Plum Orange Jam

2 reviews

We put our homegrown plums to delicious use in this quick and easy jam. It's my favorite thing to serve...

North Carolina-Style BBQ Sauce

8 reviews

Blending two vinegars helps re-create the BBQ sauce we love from my mother’s North Carolina roots. — Gloria McKinley, Lakeland,...


Easy Homemade Pickles

5 reviews

My husband grows cucumbers, garlic and dill in the garden and eagerly waits for me to make these homemade pickles....


Garden Zucchini Chutney

“At my wits end with grating zucchini from my garden, I was determined to make something other than zucchini bread...


Mock Apple Butter

Cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg mingle to create a mouthwatering blend of spices in this sweet apple spread.—Nannette Sharon, Tucson, Arizona....


Red Pepper Onion Relish

1 review

“This relish makes the most of sweet red peppers and tangy, caramelized onions,” notes field editor Trisha Kruse of Eagle,...

Pineapple Cranberry Relish

1 review

This refreshing relish from Sue Dannahower of Fort Pierce, Florida features three kinds of fruit and a splash of cilantro....


Sweet ‘N’ Tangy Barbecue Sauce

Jalapeno pepper, cayenne and chili powder lend a bit of bite to this low-sodium sauce from our Test kitchen home...


Three-Pepper Chutney

This sweet chutney is as tasty on pork, beef and poultry as it is on grilled hot dogs and hamburgers....


Pickled Pepper Relish

Here's an eye-catching medley that's an instant flavor booster. “I love it on barbecued beef sandwiches, or added to coleslaw...


Cranberry Ketchup

This recipe was handed down to me from my mother. It may sound like a strange combination of flavors, but...


Orange Cranberry Relish

1 review

Fresh rosemary add an unique, but special flavor twist to homemade cranberry relish. It would be great along side most...


Raspberry Cranberry Relish

The idea of cooking cranberries in honey came from a friend. I played with the recipe, and this is my...


Cranberry Pear Compote

"While simmering apples in brown sugar and cinnamon, I decided to add a ripe pear and a few cranberries to...

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Cranberry Pear Relish

2 reviews

Tart and tempting, this relish is a traditional part of Kathie Theis' holiday menu. "It's pleasant with both poultry and...


Cranberry Pear Chutney

3 reviews

My husband, Jack, is a diabetic who likes to round out a meal with this lovely sauce. The ingredients in...


Delightful Fruit Compote

Apple jelly lightly glazes this bright medley of fresh and frozen fruits. "Since I'm diabetic, I use either low-sugar or...


Spiced Apple Butter

5 reviews

This is a wonderful recipe to create a delicious spread for muffins, bread, and scones. It is so flavorful yet...


Butternut Squash Butter

Looking for a tasty way to use up those pumpkins and have a wonderful gift during the holidays? My pumpkin...


Dilly Sweet Onion Relish

1 review

“Absolutely the best sweet relish I have tasted. It can be served warm, cold or at room temperature. My aunt...