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Steamed Pork and Shrimp Dumplings

2 reviews

These delicious dumplings are perfect finger food. Pick them up by the stem, dunk them in dipping sauce and enjoy! We often serve them when family and friends come over for a movie night or as part of a dim sum dinner. —Steve Niederloh, Champlin, Minnesota

Cranberry Meatballs and Sausage

11 reviews

Years ago, I found a version of this sausage and meatballs recipe in a cookbook. At first taste, my family...


Meatballs with Cranberry Dipping Sauce

1 review

With their cranberry dipping sauce, these no-fuss appetizer meatballs make use of traditional Thanksgiving ingredients, so they're ideal around the...


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...


Potato and Cabbage Soup

3 reviews

I traced this hearty soup recipe to my great-grandmother, whose parents were potato farmers in Ireland. My mom served many...

Michigan Beans and Sausage Casserole

4 reviews

I got this recipe from a church cookbook years ago. Bean casseroles are a big hit at potlucks and picnics.


Harvest Corn Chowder

1 review

This rich, creamy chowder is so good you won't believe it starts with canned soup and frozen vegetables. It showcases...

Creamy Sourdough Snack

This bread bowl dip was a big hit at my mom's 50th birthday party! —Darelyn Payes, Hayward, California


Smoked Sausage Appetizers

2 reviews

A savory, sweet sauce with a touch of currant jelly glazes these yummy little sausages. They make a great appetizer,...


Root Beer Glazed Ham

3 reviews

For a unique spin on the traditional glazed ham recipe, try this southern specialty where the secret ingredient is root...


Mama’s Warm German Potato Salad

5 reviews

My grandmother, Mama, made this potato salad for every family gathering at her home. The relatives would arrive with their...

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Pear Sauce

1 review

I enjoy cooking for my parents, and my bacon-wrapped scallops recipe is one of their favorites. If you prefer, replace...


Horseradish Meatballs

1 review

"These spicy meatballs with their thick savory sauce are a popular party food," notes Joyce Benninger of Owen Sound, Ontario....


Baked Oysters with Tasso Cream

I love nothing more than a cold beer and a shucked oyster, so when my partners and I opened Saw’s...


Loaded Smashed Taters

11 reviews

You can make an entire pot of smashed taters in the time it takes to bake a single potato! I...


Bacon-Pecan Chocolate Truffles

1 review

I love eating these truffles the day after I make them, after the full flavor of the bacon comes through....

Wonton Pot Stickers with Soy Reduction

1 review

Bok choy is a type of Chinese cabbage with white stems and dark green leaves. In a pinch, regular cabbage...


Swedish Dill Meatballs

10 reviews

The allspice and nutmeg—plus a hint of dill—are what give these tender meatballs their special old-world flavor.—Kathy Ringel, Saline, Michigan


Festive Meat Loaf Pinwheel

2 reviews

This crowd-size pinwheel is special enough for holiday dinner and features ham, Swiss cheese and a delicious homemade tomato sauce.—Vera...