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    Vegan Gravy

    This vegan gravy is really easy to make. I like to serve it over poutine, but it's perfect with mashed potatoes, stuffing and other foods, too. —Lisa Grant, Kingston, Ontario

    Jamaican Cabbage and Saltfish

    This Jamaican cabbage and saltfish recipe is a quick and healthy dish that feels like a slice of home. Perfect...


    Rose Wine Cocktail

    This rose wine cocktail is an easy way to dress up wine for a party. Other fruit, like watermelon balls...


    Hummus Pasta Salad

    This hummus pasta salad is a hearty side dish, but it could be a nice meatless main dish as well....


    Homemade Marinara Sauce

    3 reviews

    This quick and easy homemade marinara sauce is my kids' favorite. It works fantastic with spaghetti, and my kids love...

    Green Goddess Vegan Potato Salad

    Don't be fooled by the green color—this vegan potato salad is absolutely delicious! It's perfect for potlucks and for those...


    Red Lentil Hummus with Brussels Sprout Hash

    1 review

    This spicy red lentil hummus is a new take on the classic dip. The Brussels sprout topping adds a special...

    Ash’s Sweet and Spicy Enchilada Sauce

    1 review

    This enchilada sauce recipe is both sweet and spicy—just as the name implies. Spoon it over enchiladas, burritos and spicy...


    Marinara

    My mother, who was Italian American, called marinara sauce "gravy." She made this marinara sauce recipe in big batches several...


    Strawberry Cake Filling

    Use this sweet strawberry cake filling for a cake roll or layer cake. It also tastes fantastic served over ice...


    Dairy-Free Cream of Chicken Soup

    This delicious homemade dairy-free cream of chicken soup couldn't be easier to make. Since it's made with almond milk and...

    Perfect Sushi Rice

    There's a lot more you can do with sushi rice besides making homemade sushi. Use it to create...


    Tequila Lime Cranberry Sauce

    This tequila lime cranberry sauce is truly special. The result is amazing for a tiny bit of extra effort. —Colleen...


    Florida BBQ Sauce

    Growing up in Texas, I got used to a certain type of BBQ. After I moved to Florida, I loved...


    Marinated Vegetables with Olives

    Veggies play nicely together in a healthy, easy dish that can be an appetizer or a salad.
    —Sue Hansen,...


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    Pickled Eggs with Beets

    18 reviews

    Ever since I can remember, my Mother served this pickled egg recipe at Easter. It was a tradition that my...

    Teriyaki Beef Jerky

    4 reviews

    Jerky is a portable, chewy snack. You can make your own with our recipe. The meat has a savory flavor...


    Garden Vegetable & Herb Soup

    I submitted this recipe to a local newspaper and won first prize. I make this hearty soup whenever my family...


    Easy Peanut Butter Balls

    3 reviews

    "These simple saucepan cookies are a snap to make," assures Marg Mitro of Grafton, Ontario. "In fact, I can whip...


    Mango Barley Salad

    4 reviews

    I made this fresh, colorful mango salad on the fly and it was a big hit! The bright flavor is...


    Confetti Quinoa

    4 reviews

    If you have never tried quinoa, start with my easy side, brimming with colorful veggies. I serve it with orange-glazed...


    Old Fashioned Hard Candy

    2 reviews

    A dusting of confectioner's sugar gives a frosty look to this old-fashioned holiday candy from field editor Amy Short of...


    Festive Cranberry Fruit Salad

    8 reviews

    This fruit salad is a tradition on my Christmas table. It goes together quickly, which is a plus on such...


    Wild Rice, Quinoa & Cranberry Salad

    This fragrant salad is a vitamin and protein powerhouse. Toss in leftover cooked turkey to make it a meal the...

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    Spicy Honey Mustard Green Beans

    I love fresh beans, but was getting tired of just steaming and eating them plain. So I whipped up this...


    Green Beans in Red Pepper Sauce

    2 reviews

    For easy veggies, I make a simple sauce of sweet red peppers, almonds and parsley. We also like this sauce...


    Orange-Pistachio Quinoa Salad

    1 review

    Add this fresh and healthy quinoa recipe to your holiday spread. Its citrusy, nutty taste is simply delicious. —Jean...


    Cinnamon-Cranberry Oat Bars

    8 reviews

    I'm a swim coach for kids, and I started making these bars for them as a snack. I wanted something...


    Orange-Pistachio Divinity

    Old-fashioned divinity candy is even yummier with a hint of refreshing orange zest and bits of crunchy pistachios. Store-bought versions...


    Black Bean & Sweet Potato Rice Bowls

    3 reviews

    With three hungry boys in my house, dinners need to be quick and filling—it helps to get in some veggies,...