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Slow-Cooker Minestrone

4 reviews

There's nothing quite like the comfort of warm homemade soup, and it's even better when your slow cooker does most of the work for you! This slow-cooker minestrone is easy to put together but has all the flavor of a high-effort dish. —Erin Raatjes, New Lenox, Illinois

Pressure-Cooker Vegetable Wild Rice Soup

This thick and hearty soup is packed with colorful vegetables. It's wonderful for lunch alongside a healthy salad or a...


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...


Potato and Cheese Pancakes

"I enjoy these crispy pancakes with steak, asparagus and a Caesar salad," writes Otto Woltersdorf Jr. from his home in...


Twice-Baked Ranch Potatoes

In Gansevoort, New York, Janice Arnold makes the most of leftover mashed potatoes to create these creamy stuffed potatoes. "You...

Spanakopita Bites

3 reviews

For an easy spanakopita, try this version that is made in a pan, then cut into squares. It has all...


Tomato & Garlic Butter Bean Dinner

4 reviews

On the days I get home late and just want a warm meal, I stir together tomatoes, garlic and butter...

Five-Cheese Mushroom Ravioli

I bet you won't even miss the meat in these scrumptious portobello ravioli. Actual number of raviolis might change, depending...


Delicious Pumpkin Bread

77 reviews

An enticing aroma wafts through my house when this tender cake-like pumpkin bread is in the oven. I bake extra...


Scalloped Sweet Corn Casserole

7 reviews

This is my Grandma Ostendorf's corn recipe I grew up enjoying. Now a grandmother myself, I still serve this comfy,...


Hearty Italian White Bean Soup

7 reviews

A bowlful of this soup is so satisfying, it's hard to believe it's actually good for you, too. I crave...

Mediterranean Pastry Pinwheels

6 reviews

These quick appetizers are irresistible. The flavors of sun-dried tomatoes and pesto balance beautifully. —Kristen Heigl, Staten Island, New York


Contest-Winning Roasted Tomato Soup

11 reviews

Just before the first frost of the season, we gather up all of the tomatoes from my mom’s garden to...


Roasted Vegetable Strata

5 reviews

With the abundance of zucchini my family has in the fall, this is the perfect dish to use some of...


Mushroom Asparagus Quiche

70 reviews

Loads of asparagus pieces add color and flavor to this hearty, creamy quiche. And its easy crescent roll crust means...


Walnut Zucchini Muffins

31 reviews

Shredded zucchini adds makes these walnutty muffins extra tender. If you have lots of zucchini in summer as many of...

Make-Ahead Spinach Manicotti

28 reviews

When I invite people to dinner, many have started requesting this pasta bake ahead of time because it's that good....


Frozen Cucumber Salad

2 reviews

Here's a delicious way to enjoy garden-fresh cucumbers year-round. I got this recipe from a friend and made good use...


Potato Rosettes

"When I make these attractive mashed potato rosettes. I usually double or triple the recipe so I have more to...


Vegetarian Lasagna Alfredo

2 reviews

A dry alfredo mix is what hurries along the preparation of this tasty pasta casserole. It's family-pleasing with lots of...


Pumpkin Lasagna

60 reviews

I especially like this comforting fall dish because it's vegetarian. Even friends who aren't big fans of pumpkin are surprised...


Homemade Pierogi

17 reviews

Pierogi, dumplings stuffed with a filling, make for a wonderful change-of-pace side dish. —Diane Gawrys, Manchester, Tennessee


Spinach Cheese Triangles

1 review

Filled with three kinds of cheese and lots of spinach, these light little bites pack a delectable punch. They may...


Oven-Roasted Tomatoes

2 reviews

I love tomatoes, and these are healthy and versatile. You can use them in sandwiches or omelets, or to top...

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Freezer Slaw

10 reviews

This unusual slaw recipe from my mother combines all the ingredients, then stores in the freezer. Remember to thaw before...


Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce

8 reviews

When my mom made this spaghetti sauce, the house would smell so good that I'd open the windows to torture...


Autumn Bisque

3 reviews

I like cozy comfort soups that taste creamy—without the cream. This one’s full of good stuff like rutabagas, leeks, fresh...


Quick Freezer Coleslaw

1 review

Making this coleslaw is a good way to use the extra cabbage, carrots and green peppers from your garden. It's...


Freezer Mashed Potatoes

9 reviews

Can you freeze mashed potatoes? You bet you can! I always make these potatoes and give them to my kids...


Vegetable Strata

4 reviews

We always serve food at our Bunco games, and since one of us is a vegetarian we like to make...