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    Zesty Mediterranean Potato Salad

    I love this Mediterranean potato salad recipe that incorporates vegetables I plant in my summer garden. The dressing is light and fresh—perfect for a picnic or barbecue. —Terri Crandall, Gardnerville, Nevada

    Gougeres

    I brought the recipe for these gougeres back from a trip to Nice, France. The original called for Gruyere cheese,...


    Crunchy White Baked Macaroni & Cheese

    2 reviews

    This creamy, bubbly, indulgent classic is down-home comfort food at its finest. The topping is made with panko bread crumbs...


    Mediterranean Brown Rice Salad

    My family and friends all love this salad, which they've referred to as "the Greek salad." The recipe makes enough...


    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...

    Blue Cheese Ice Cream with Pomegranate Ripple

    Try this sweet-savory ice cream with a glass of Prosecco or other sweet sparkling white wine. —Taste of Home Test...


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    Asiago Mashed Cauliflower

    11 reviews

    Asiago and fresh parsley help turn this mashed potato alternative into a flavorful side dish that won't leave you feeling...

    Homemade Alfredo Sauce

    3 reviews

    When I found out I had celiac disease and couldn't have fettuccine Alfredo, I was determined to figure out a...


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    Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup

    9 reviews

    This is a wonderful addition to potlucks, and it comes together so easily! Cauliflower makes a nice, extra creamy backdrop...


    Mashed Cauliflower

    2 reviews

    This is our choice for a side dish that's lower in carbs than mashed potatoes but just as flavorful and...


    Spring Onion Pimiento Cheese Grits

    2 reviews

    Grits were a breakfast staple when I was growing up. Even today, we still have them about three times a...

    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...


    Spicy Cheeseburger Soup

    43 reviews

    This creamy and spicy cheeseburger soup brings my family to the table in a hurry. I love the warming zip...


    Golden Gouda Mushroom Soup

    7 reviews

    Here’s a fantastic first course for guests. Rich, creamy and cheesy, it will warm you from the inside out and...


    Light Linguine Carbonara

    16 reviews

    When we have to rush off at night, I make this speedy pasta with veggies and bacon. Serve with breadsticks...


    Cheese Broccoli Soup

    31 reviews

    This simple soup has basic ingredients, but it tastes so good. The green broccoli florets and the brilliant orange carrots...

    Cheesy Chili

    12 reviews

    My six grandchildren enjoy feasting on big bowls of this zesty chili. It's so creamy and tasty you can even...


    Creamy, Cheesy Grits with Curried Poached Eggs

    2 reviews

    I first tried curried poached eggs when I lived in Germany. It was delicious with that rich, runny yolk, and...


    Creamy Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

    4 reviews

    "These nicely seasoned potatoes are so fresh-tasting and creamy that there's no need for extra butter or gravy," writes Natalie...


    Sweet & Savory Cream Cheese Spread

    2 reviews

    Of all the appetizers I serve, this tempting cheese spread is the most popular. It has the right combo of...


    Orecchiette with Roasted Brussels Sprouts

    8 reviews

    Small ear-shaped pasta with roasted Brussels sprouts has everything I look for in a main dish: flavor, texture, and stick-to-the-ribs...


    Beer-Cheese Velvet Soup

    1 review

    This soup was a hit with a group of German exchange teachers who visited our high school. When I don't...


    Minted Sugar Snap Pea Salad

    1 review

    Spring fever will hit instantly when you sample this lovely salad. A chopped shallot, mustard and honey complement the minty...


    Horseshoe Sandwiches

    1 review

    Hearty meat and potato lovers in your family will be happy to indulge in the Horseshoe Sandwich. Our recipe used...

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    White Cheddar Cheese Sauce

    1 review

    My go-to cheese recipe is a white cheddar cheese sauce-I make mac and cheese, scalloped potatoes and nachos with it....


    Bacon and Cheddar Whipped Potatoes

    Bacon and cheese are an easy way to add zest to mashed potatoes. These go so well with practically any...


    Cheesy Pizza Fondue

    2 reviews

    While I was growing up, I would sit for hours reading cookbooks from cover to cover. I've carried that love...


    Tangy Beef Chili

    1 review

    Not only is this delicious chili quick to make, the blue cheese wedge adds a creamy, tangy accent. —Luann Maner,...


    Creamy Cauliflower & Goat Cheese Soup

    1 review

    Here's an elegant choice for a first course or even a meatless dinner. Goat cheese adds an extra-special touch. —Roxanne...


    Peas in Cheese Sauce

    6 reviews

    Mom dresses up convenient frozen peas with a quick-to-fix cheese sauce that our family loves.