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    Tomato-Basil Party Dip

    If you're short on time, look for prepared seasoned crostini, which are available in many grocery stores. Heat briefly in the oven or for a few seconds in the microwave before serving. —Bee Engelhart, Bloomfield Township, Michigan

    Spiced Amaretto Cranberry Sauce

    Looking for a cranberry sauce recipe with amaretto? Amaretto elevates this classic holiday side. The almond flavor supplies a unique...


    Spiced Carrots with Pistachios

    Satisfy everyone during the holidays with this side that mixes carrots with pistachios and raisins. It's gluten free, vegan and...


    Peppermint Sugar Cookies

    These peppermint sugar cookies take my tastebuds right to winter. Its crisp, distinct taste reminds me of the peppermint bark...


    Egg Yolk Cookies

    These simple egg yolk cookies truly melt in your mouth. They're thin cookies, just like my Grandma used to make....

    Cranberry Pumpkin Chutney

    It's a waste to throw out carved jack-o'-lanterns after Halloween, so I decided to make a pumpkin chutney with them....


    Celery Gratin

    This Celery Gratin was a dish our family came to love. My grandmother knew how to create a dish out...

    Grandma’s Oatmeal Bars

    While I was growing up, I enjoyed my grandma's oatmeal bars every Christmas. This recipe reminds me of her and...


    Cherry-Tarragon Holiday Dinner Rolls

    My grandmother made these holiday dinner rolls for any big holiday, and we would all clamor at the table to...


    Vegetable Tian

    This colorful, hearty and delicious Vegetable Tian originated in Provence, France. A mandoline makes easy work of slicing all the...


    Glazed Marsala Carrots with Hazelnuts

    This makes an elegant side dish for company and is easy enough to make when you want to serve something...

    Maple Miso Sweet Potato Casserole

    This recipe takes a beloved holiday side dish and gives it a savory twist. —Sara Schwabe, Bloomington, Indiana


    Butternut Squash Jumble

    I took this to a Thanksgiving potluck one year when I couldn't go home for the holiday, and it was...


    Peanut Butter & Cookie Knots

    These braided pastries are filled with chunks of cookies and peanut butter. They are great for dessert or with your...


    Honey-Kissed Savory Shortbread Crackers

    It may seem like a lot of work to make homemade crackers. However, after you’ve tasted these sweet and savory...


    Cinnamon Rolls with Cookie Butter Filling

    I created this recipe when I had a jar of cookie butter on hand and I was craving cinnamon rolls....

    Savory Rice-Stuffed Apples

    My family has several apple trees, so I am challenged to create new recipes each fall. This side dish is...


    Cheesy Bacon and Grits Casserole

    I was craving grits for breakfast and had fresh corn from the farmers market and leftover bacon. I put everything...


    Savory Stuffed Cherry Peppers

    Our family's holiday dinners include a giant antipasto, and my mom's anchovy stuffed peppers are always the star dish. There...


    Orange Rosemary Carrots

    1 review

    Our whole family loves rosemary, and I grow it along with carrots in my garden every year. This is a...


    Vegan Squash Soup with Naan Croutons

    This butternut squash soup is so full of flavor that you won't miss the meat or dairy! The added can...


    Vegan Pumpkin Pie

    Rich, creamy and wonderfully spiced for the holidays, this vegan pumpkin pie recipe is perfect for all your guests. —Justin...


    Orange Cranberry Sauce

    In about 20 minutes, with just a few ingredients, you can have the freshest cranberry orange sauce you've ever tasted....


    Buttery Mashed Potatoes

    2 reviews

    These creamy, buttery mashed potatoes use simple ingredients. The tricks are to use Yukon Gold potatoes and then to warm...

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    Curry Pomegranate Protein Bowl

    1 review

    This recipe is simple and beautiful. It uses a lot of unique flavors that, when blended together, create an out-of-this-world...


    Tahitian Breakfast Treats

    2 reviews

    This is a healthy take on the Tahitian coconut breakfast treat called firi firi, which is typically fried. My version...


    Eggplant Parmesan Sliders

    1 review

    These party-ready eggplant parmesan sliders are easy for guests to grab (and are vegetarian-friendly!). The lemon-ricotta spread really adds a...


    Roasted Rosemary Sweet Potatoes

    These rosemary sweet potatoes are simply one of the best recipes we've ever made. Roasting them brings out all of...


    Sweet Potato Pone

    Sweet potatoes are among my favorite vegetables, and this sweet potato pone is my absolute favorite way to prepare them....


    Tequila Lime Cranberry Sauce

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