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    Hummus Pasta Salad

    This hummus pasta salad is a hearty side dish, but it could be a nice meatless main dish as well. Add the dressing while the pasta is still warm to allow the pasta to absorb some of the dressing. —Michelle Morrow, Newmarket, New Hampshire

    Homemade Marinara Sauce

    1 review

    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...

    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...


    Fresh Strawberry Syrup

    One summer our garden yielded 80 quarts of strawberries! A good portion of that was preserved as strawberry syrup. We...

    Marinated Vegetables with Olives

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


    Vegan Carrot Soup

    Yukon Gold potatoes—instead of cream—make a smooth carrot soup vegan and add a mild sweetness. If you don't have Yukon...


    Vegan Mac and Cheese

    1 review

    The combination of soaked cashews and nutritional yeast creates a savory sauce for this vegan mac and cheese. The cashews...


    Bourbon Peach Jam

    2 reviews

    Bourbon has been popular at our house since we visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail a few years ago. Every bite...


    Homemade Grenadine

    You can buy grenadine, but after you make your own, you'll never go back to the store-bought version. Kids love...

    Chunky Ketchup

    2 reviews

    I created this chunky homemade ketchup to jazz up chopped steak sandwiches and hot sausage sandwiches for my family. It's...


    Golden Butternut Squash Soup

    2 reviews

    I created this soup for my vegan relatives for Christmas Eve, but everyone ended up loving it, too! It's so...


    Finnish Mulled Wine

    1 review

    I found this recipe stuck in the pages of my Finnish grandmother's Bible. It takes 24 hours to make. Store...


    Creamy Layered Blueberry Ice Pops

    2 reviews

    These delicious ice pops can also be made with raspberries or blackberries. The rosemary sprig and lemon zest bring another...


    Fresh Tomato Relish

    2 reviews

    My two grown sons actually eat this as a salad, but that's a bit too hot for me! The recipe's...


    Apricot Pineapple Jam

    3 reviews

    Dried apricots, crushed pineapple and grapefruit juice create a memorable jam. The juice is what makes the jam taste so...


    Tangy Barbecue Sauce

    10 reviews

    My mother-in-law created this recipe, and we just can't get enough of her delectable sauce! I always keep a little...


    Rhubarb Lemonade Slush

    My family loves rhubarb, and this is such a fun way to enjoy it. It's nice to have in the...

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    Rhubarb Relish

    7 reviews

    Use this relish to complement lamb, ham—or just about any other meat. We especially like it on cold roast beef....


    Black Grape & Rhubarb Jam

    Black grapes happen to be a favorite food of mine, so I combined them with rhubarb from the garden to...


    Asian Pear and Dried Cherry Chutney

    My wife and I serve this with roast pork or grilled pork chops. The fruits lend a natural sweetness. This...


    Four-Fruit Compote

    15 reviews

    A beautiful side dish, this compote spotlights wonderful winter fruit like bananas, apples, oranges and pineapple. Of course, it can...


    Orange Lemonade

    11 reviews

    This juice is a favorite at our place. I'll often double the batch and send a jar next door to...


    Homemade Pizza Sauce

    36 reviews

    For years, I had trouble finding a pizza sauce recipe my family liked, so I started making my own. The...