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Celery Gratin

1 review

This celery gratin was a dish our family came to love. My grandmother knew how to create a dish out of just a few simple ingredients. —David Ross, Spokane Valley, Washington

Five-Cheese Ziti al Forno

10 reviews

After having the five-cheese ziti at Olive Garden, I tried to make my own version of it—and I think I...


Muffin-Tin Lasagnas

14 reviews

This is a super fun way to serve lasagna for make-ahead lunches, potlucks or other fun get-togethers. My daughter took...


Mushroom-Gouda Quiche

3 reviews

For a laid-back Sunday brunch, we make a quiche in no time using refrigerated pie crust. Load it up with...


Heirloom Tomato Galette with Pecorino

4 reviews

I found beautiful heirloom tomatoes and had to show them off. In this easy galette, the tomatoes are tangy and...

The Best Eggplant Parmesan

24 reviews

Truly delicious! I love eggplant and have many recipes, but this one's my favorite. The cheeses and seasonings make this...


Roasted Vegetable Quesadillas

6 reviews

These quesadillas get their unique flavor from a special blend of roasted veggies. They’ll be a popular finger food at...

Sharp Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

18 reviews

Try as I might, I can never follow a recipe exactly. Here's what I came up with when I made...


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Baked Mac and Cheese

34 reviews

Even people who have had their own homemade baked macaroni and cheese recipe for years ask for mine when they...


Old-Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese

16 reviews

Bring back the taste of days gone by with this ooey-gooey mac-and-cheese classic. A little ground mustard and hot pepper...


My Mother’s Mac and Cheese

54 reviews

I remember my mother sending me to the store for 15 cents worth of cheese. The butcher would cut off...

Cauliflower-Broccoli Cheese Bake

5 reviews

One of the first dishes my mom taught me is a tasty pairing of cauliflower, cheese and broccoli. It's absolutely...


Layered Mediterranean Dip with Pita Chips

2 reviews

Not your ordinary layer dip, the bold combination of hummus and Greek yogurt will be a new most-requested recipe at...


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Veggie Macaroni & Cheese

19 reviews

This creamy mac and cheese definitely doesn't come from a box! Fresh veggies add crunch and color and will leave...


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Cheesy Cheddar Broccoli Casserole

75 reviews

Even people who don’t like broccoli beg me to make this comforting broccoli cheese casserole recipe. It's similar to a...


Leeks au Gratin

3 reviews

Leeks are too delicious to stand only as an enhancement. Here, they're the star of a side dish, with a...

Appetizer Tomato Cheese Bread

6 reviews

I found this recipe a few years ago in a dairy cookbook, and it has become a family favorite. My...


Baked Asparagus Dip

5 reviews

Since I'm from Wisconsin, I thought it was only logical to put together a vegetable and a cheese—two of the...


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Cheese & Herb Potato Fans

29 reviews

It's downright fun to make and serve this potato recipe. The fresh herbs, butter and cheeses are just what a...


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Cheesy Stuffed Baked Potatoes

34 reviews

These special stuffed baked potatoes are a hit with my whole family, from the smallest grandchild on up. I prepare...


Homemade Manicotti

35 reviews

These tender manicotti are much easier to stuff than the purchased variety. People are always amazed when I say I...


Easy Vegetable Lasagna

2 reviews

Bursting with garden favorites, this easy vegetable lasagna is a vegetable lover's dream. The pasta layers are generously stuffed with...


Cheese Manicotti

15 reviews

Cheese manicotti was the first meal I cooked for my husband, and all these years later, he still enjoys it!...


Ziti Bake

26 reviews

My children have frowned upon many of my casserole recipes, but they give a cheer when they hear we're having...

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Chiles Rellenos Squares

14 reviews

My family requests this chiles rellenos dish regularly—it's easy to prepare and makes a nice hors d'oeuvre or complement...


Company Mac and Cheese

94 reviews

This is by far the creamiest, tastiest and most special macaroni and cheese I have ever tried. I'm not usually...


Two-Cheese Mac ‘n Cheese

9 reviews

A lot of stories claim that mac and cheese was created by Thomas Jefferson, Marco Polo or the cooks of...


Cheese Crispies

17 reviews

For years I’ve taken these crispy, crunchy snacks to work. They get high marks from everybody in the teachers lounge....


Pizza Margherita

11 reviews

A classic Pizza Margherita, named for Queen Margherita of Italy, shows off the colors of the Italian flag with red...


Cheddar and Chive Mashed Potatoes

8 reviews

My husband swears my cheddar mashed potatoes are the world's best. We always have some in the freezer. Sometimes I...