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Cranberry-Glazed Beets

Why serve ordinary beets when you can dress them up with an extraordinary cranberry glaze? Folks who don't care for beets will find them irresistible.—Louise Piper, Garner, Iowa

Couscous Salad with Olives & Raisins

There's plenty to like in this recipe, and you'll want to pair it with your next special meal.—Mya Zeronia, Pittsburgh,...


Rum-Raisin Sweet Potatoes

My family and I have traded in classic baked potatoes for these sweet potatoes with a spicy twist. The Chinese...


Carrot Raisin Bread

2 reviews

"Grated carrot adds color and interest to this wheat bread that's good when spread with butter and served with a...


Maple Raisin Carrots

2 reviews

Golden raisins are a sweet addition to this time-saving treatment for carrots. Gay Duhon from Paulina, Louisiana shares the speedy...

Cranberry Chutney

11 reviews

You can serve this chunky chutney over cream cheese or Brie with crackers, or as a condiment with roast pork...


Raisin-Filled Pumpkin Spice Bread

6 reviews

Years ago, I got this recipe from one of the best cooks in our church. Freeze a few loaves to...

Spiced Cranberry-Chutney Gelatin Salad

I combined my mother-in-law’s famous cranberry chutney with my raspberry gelatin recipe to come up with this nicely spiced side....


Spinach with Pine Nuts and Raisins

A nice side for winter meat entrees, this bright and flavorful dish is a delicious way to get your greens...


Brussels Sprouts with Golden Raisins

1 review

Take a break from ordinary steamed brussels sprouts by combining them with raisins and a slightly tart dressing. Thinly slicing...


Carrot Raisin Pilaf

"The raisins in this colorful rice pilaf add a touch of natural sweetness, while almonds add fun crunch," relates Lauretta...

Basmati Rice Confetti Salad

My step-mom passed this recipe to me, and it's so simple to put together. We like this salad served cold,...


Carrots with Raisins

1 review

You can fix this simple side dish in minutes. Just combine the ingredients, then cook in the microwave.—Claudine Moffatt, Manchester,...


Country Pumpkin Muffins

12 reviews

At pumpkin harvest time, these muffins are a favorite at our house. You'll love the spicy taste, plump raisins and...