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Spinach Salad with Pears & Candied Pecans

A tasty combination of pears, blue cheese and spinach make this salad a standout. The sugared pecans add a nice crunch and a bit of sweetness. If you like poppy seeds, feel free to add some to the vinaigrette.—Tamara Stimpson, Zephyr, Ontario

Green Salad with Vanilla-Citrus Vinaigrette

Just thinking about this refreshing medley makes my mouth water! The sunny, citrusy salad is a variation of a recipe...


Green Beans and Radish Salad with Tarragon Pesto

Whichever way my garden grows, I usually build my salad with green beans, radishes and a pesto made with tarragon....


Honey Pecan & Goat Cheese Salad

2 reviews

I once made this salad for my wife and son—who loves goat cheese—while our homemade pizza was baking. One of...


Butternut Ravioli with Bourbon Pecan Sauce

1 review

Each year our family receives 25 pounds of pecans from a friend. With that many nuts, it requires some imagination...

Nutty Stuffed Mushrooms

1 review

Basil, Parmesan cheese and mushroom blend together well, while buttery pecans give these treats a surprising crunch. Our children, grandchildren...


Arugula Salad with Sugared Pecans

These candied pecans for salad pair perfectly with a tangy dressing. Our home economists recommend keeping a close eye on...

Strawberry Orange Pecan Tossed Salad

7 reviews

With juicy strawberries, tangy mandarin oranges and crunchy pecans, this refreshing salad has plenty of appeal. The oil-and-vinegar dressing lends...


Carrots ‘n’ Celery with Pecans

3 reviews

This tasty side dish makes my holiday meal complete. When I first tried the recipe, it was instantly a "keeper".


Pecan Brussels Sprouts

Your family will eagerly eat their vegetables when you serve this dish. Crunchy pecans are a nice contrast to the...


Pecan Sweet Potato Bake

27 reviews

The luscious sweet potato pecan recipe was handed down through my husband’s family, and it’s become a tradition for me...

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans

22 reviews

This convenient sweet potato casserole with pecan topping calls for canned sweet potatoes, so preparation time is minimal. The nutty...


Nutty Onion Green Beans

9 reviews

I never liked green beans until I tried this recipe. The beans, onion and chopped pecans are coated in a...


Spiced Sweet Potato Mash

One year my flight got canceled as I was traveling home. I finally arrived at 1 a.m. the morning of...


Slow-Cooker Praline Sweet Potatoes

2 reviews

I had a house full of relatives and was short on cooking space. I used the basic idea of the...


Pecan-Mandarin Tossed Salad

I enjoy making this fruity, crunchy salad for special events and holiday dinners. Because of its mouthwatering blend of flavors...

Pecan Sweet Potato Salad

2 reviews

A new twist on an old favorite, this tasty, easy-to-make sweet potato salad is sure to be the talk of...


Nutty Brussels Sprouts

2 reviews

Even my son will eat brussels sprouts when I make this side dish. I use pecans, but this English recipe...


Stir-Fried Beans with Pecans

Made with fresh-from-the-garden green beans and onions, this side dish gets gobbled up by our six kids. Pecans add a...


Fresh Asparagus with Pecans

3 reviews

This is one of my family's favorite special occasion dishes. We all love the fresh taste of asparagus and we...


Zucchini with Pecans

4 reviews

This vegetable dish recipe was in my grandmother's collection. At first, I only cooked it on Sundays or special occasions....


Pecan-Coconut Sweet Potatoes

2 reviews

It's great to be able to make a tempting sweet potato dish well ahead by putting it in the slow...


Sweet Potato Salad with Orange Dressing

1 review

For a lovely side dish that goes well with almost any entree, try this delightful sweet potato salad. The sweet...


Pecan Green Beans

1 review

Being a teenager, my great-grandson Derek has developed his own tastes and doesn't always care for the same things I...

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Coconut-Pecan Sweet Potatoes

16 reviews

These delicious sweet potatoes cook effortlessly in the slow cooker so you can tend to other things. Coconut gives the...


Gorgonzola Pear Tossed Salad

Tired of tossed salads? Here's an irresistible variation featuring pears that makes an attractive and tasty first course. The cheese...


Brussels Sprouts with Pecans

"No one in our family enjoyed brussels sprouts until I served this simply delicious saute," writes Juanita Haugen of Pleasanton,...


Harvest Squash Casserole

1 review

This is a healthy recipe flavored with autumn cranberries and pecans. It goes very well with a roasted turkey and...


Pumpkin Pecan Loaves

26 reviews

Among all my pumpkin bread recipes, this caramel-glazed creation is the pick of the crop. Often, I'll wrap up a...


Sweet Potato Waffles with Nut Topping

11 reviews

Ready in just minutes, these tender waffles have a wonderfully sweet and crunchy topping. What a mouthwatering way to get...