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    Classic Au Jus

    After roasting prime rib, don't throw out those pan juices! Those drippings are the key to making this flavorful juice to serve with tender slices of beef. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    French Hot Chocolate

    2 reviews

    One of my fondest memories of Paris was sipping a cup of thick, dark hot chocolate at one of their...


    Tequila Lime Cranberry Sauce

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


    Quinoa, Fresh Fig and Honey-Balsamic Parfait

    This quinoa yogurt parfait is special to me because of its wholesome ingredients. Quinoa is gluten-free, which is good for...


    Creamy Spinach Mushroom Soup

    This spinach mushroom soup is the perfect accompaniment to any buffet. It can even be made ahead, then warmed and...

    Ranch-Glazed Baby Carrots

    There's no need to dip these flavor-packed carrots in a creamy dip—they're already sauteed in delicious ranch dressing mix. You...


    Chilean Monkey Tail Punch

    1 review

    Stories vary surrounding the origins of this punch's unique name. Some say it was initially served in a bottle depicting...

    Fruit and Nut Bulgur Pilaf

    My mother made this nutritious side dish all the time when we were growing up. I enhanced the recipe with...


    Fresh Strawberry Syrup

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


    Sweet Potato Dutch Baby with Praline Syrup

    4 reviews

    This recipe reminds me of my favorite Dutch baby breakfast from when I was a child. It's a perfect comfort...


    Caramel Chex Mix

    2 reviews

    This wonderfully crunchy snack is loaded with cereal, pretzels and nuts—and coated with a not-too-sweet brown sugar mixture. Package this...

    Pumpkin Sage Beurre Noisette Cookies

    1 review

    In a world of pumpkin spice flavor, these fluffy cookies are my top choice. The infusion of fresh sage gives...


    Roasted Asparagus Risotto

    1 review

    This recipe's wow factor makes it perfect for special occasions. To save time, the asparagus and prosciutto can be roasting...


    Orzo with Feta and Arugula

    3 reviews

    In my family, we love salads because they’re an interesting way to blend many different flavors. This orzo salad is...


    Crab and Asparagus Soup

    14 reviews

    I get rave reviews from family and friends whenever I make this soup, but the biggest compliment was when my...


    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...

    Orange-Glazed Meatballs

    I love the sweet orange marmalade paired with the zip of a jalapeno in this sweet-sour glaze. —Bonnie Stallings, Martinsburg,...


    Barbecue and Beer Meatballs

    2 reviews

    This simple meatball recipe relies on time-saving ingredients like frozen meatballs and barbecue sauce. It's the perfect last-minute appetizer! —Taste...


    Pumpkin-Coconut Soup

    3 reviews

    Thai food lovers will go crazy for this soup. It has a deep flavor from the combination of onion, coconut...


    Almond Toffee

    24 reviews

    I love this almond toffee recipe because it makes me look like an expert candy maker...it's so easy! This candy...


    Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

    My soothing white hot chocolate is a great warm-up after a wintry day spent sledding or ice skating. Or include...


    Southwestern Eggs Benedict with Avocado Sauce

    I frequently make this spicy spinoff of classic eggs Benedict for my husband, who loves breakfast. I like the heat...


    Baked Two-Cheese & Bacon Grits

    6 reviews

    In the South, everyone loves three things: bacon, cheese and grits! After playing around with this recipe, I took it...


    Truffle Cherries

    4 reviews

    Chocolate is popular at our house, especially during the holidays, so these double chocolate gems never last long! —Anne Drouin,...

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    Caramel Pretzel Sticks

    13 reviews

    Homemade caramel, smooth almond bark and chopped nuts make these pretzel rods sinfully delicious. This treat is always a huge...


    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...


    Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints

    26 reviews

    Covered in chopped nuts and drizzled with chocolate, these cookies are delicious and pretty, too. Everybody looks forward to munching...


    Dutch Honey Syrup

    5 reviews

    "I grew up on a farm where a big breakfast was an everyday occurrence," relates Kathy Scott of Hemingford, Nebraska....


    Orange Chocolate Meltaways

    8 reviews

    The terrific combination of chocolate and orange makes these some of the best truffles I've ever had. As holiday gifts,...


    Frosted Butter Rum Brickle Bites

    4 reviews

    The rum, real butter and toffee bits made these cookies my husband’s new favorite. If you’d like them less sweet,...