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    Southern-Style Meat Loaf

    When my husband and I moved down South, we discovered our love for pimiento cheese! It adds southern flair to this meat loaf recipe. My husband loves his cheese, so he likes to add a sprinkle of shredded sharp cheddar cheese, and diced jalapeno on top for an added kick. —Patricia Getson, Wilmington, North Carolina

    Celery Gratin

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


    Grandma’s Thanksgiving Leftover Rolls

    Grab that leftover turkey and roll it up with some sausage, cheese and vegetables to make a savory roll. To...


    Cranberry and Bacon Swiss Cheese Dip

    3 reviews

    This warm, rich and creamy Swiss cheese dip is guaranteed to please family and friends alike. Served with thin, crunchy...


    Sourdough Dressing

    While we love our traditional Thanksgiving recipes, sometimes we want to change things up. This sourdough stuffing is a fun...

    Cheddar-Butternut Squash Clafoutis

    6 reviews

    I came up with this savory version of the classic French dessert clafoutis and shared it for dinner with a...


    Brie Mushroom Pastries

    You can use this recipe for parties as an appetizer or for dinner gatherings as the first course. The rustic...

    Gruyere and Crab Palmiers

    I keep these little bursts of flavor in my freezer so they can be pulled out and popped into the...


    Cheddar and Chorizo Strata

    Stratas are a wonderful way to use up bits and pieces of leftovers you have on hand. You can make...


    Baby Swiss Appetizer Cheesecake

    1 review

    This beautiful cheesecake appetizer can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving, so it's the perfect make-ahead recipe for...


    Mushroom and Smoked Gouda Puff

    2 reviews

    It's so very easy, but it looks and tastes gourmet. Dinner party guests will be impressed with this perfect starter...

    The Best Ever Lasagna

    15 reviews

    My brother, Joe, created this lasagna based on our mom’s recipe. It’s a family favorite at Christmas, thanks to the...


    Pepper Jack Hash Brown Casserole

    8 reviews

    I found myself in need of an impromptu potato dish, but I had no potatoes. Frozen hash browns and the...


    Perfect Four-Cheese Lasagna

    4 reviews

    Lasagna is one of my favorites, and this is the recipe I’ve been making since I was a teenager. It’s...


    Parmesan-Pretzel Crisps

    1 review

    I love this recipe because I usually have the ingredients on hand and it is so easy to prepare. It's...


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    Apple-Gouda Pigs in a Blanket

    3 reviews

    For New Year’s, I used to make pigs in a blanket with beef and cheddar. But now I like apple...

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    Party Cheese Bread

    42 reviews

    You can't go wrong with this recipe. The cheesy, butter bread is so simple to make but the taste is...


    Artichoke Crescent Appetizers

    6 reviews

    This colorful appetizer is sure to please guests at any affair. My family loves it served both warmed up and...


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    Spinach-Parm Casserole

    23 reviews

    For those who ignore Popeye and won’t eat their spinach, I find that spinach with garlicky butter and Parmesan helps...


    Pirate Pasta Shells

    6 reviews

    Grandfather loved pirate stories and good pasta. When we make his stuffed shells, it reminds us of his favorite tropical...


    Cheesy Vegetable Egg Dish

    24 reviews

    I'm a cook at a Bible camp, and this is one of my most popular recipes. Everyone who tries it...


    Baked Parmesan Broccoli

    22 reviews

    I began making this creamy side dish years ago as a way to get my kids to eat broccoli. They've...


    Bacon-Cheese Biscuit Bites

    5 reviews

    As a busy stay-at-home mom, I like great-tasting recipes that are easy and that the kids can help prepare. These...


    Cheese Potato Casserole

    My aunt made this favorite potato cheese casserole over and over at the request of family and friends. It's a...

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    Bacon ‘n’ Cheese Stuffed Potatoes

    6 reviews

    Here's my creamy and rich version of twice-baked potatoes. Always a treat, these stuffed potatoes go very well with the...


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    Festive Guacamole Appetizers

    2 reviews

    For ages, my brother's family and I have gotten together on Christmas Eve, and we always eat Christmas snacks...


    Crab Crescent Triangles

    1 review

    When friends who love crab were planning a party, I created this recipe just for them. These comforting baked bundles...


    Cranberry Brie Pecan Pinwheels

    1 review

    This recipe is a twist on baked Brie. My family always requests these during the holidays. They are delicious and...


    Cheesy Bacon Breakfast Lasagna

    3 reviews

    I came up with this unique breakfast dish after looking for a way to use up a few extra no-boil...


    Cheesy Sausage Potatoes

    4 reviews

    For a satisfying brunch, try some sausage and potatoes! I never have to worry about leftovers with these tasty potatoes—everyone...