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    Slow-Cooker Monkey Bread

    1 review

    I often take this slow-cooker monkey bread to church potlucks—children and adults love it! The rum extract is optional. —Lisa Leaper, Worthington, Ohio

    Cheesy Bacon and Grits Casserole

    I was craving grits for breakfast, so I created this masterpiece with fresh corn and leftover bacon. Serve with avocado...


    Savory Stuffed Peppers

    Our family's holiday dinners include a giant antipasto, and my mom's anchovy stuffed peppers are always the star dish. There...


    Spinach Puffs

    1 review

    These bite-sized spinach puffs are full of cheese and creamy goodness. —Marissa Allen, First and Full


    Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cheesecake

    This Kentucky bourbon pecan cheesecake will wow your guests and your taste buds. Serve in spring during the Kentucky Derby...

    Muffin-Tin Scrambled Eggs

    1 review

    I made these one year at Christmas as a way to save time, and they were a big hit. I...


    Pecan Coffee Cake Muffins

    1 review

    These moist, cakelike muffins with heaps of crumb topping are to die for! They're wonderful for company, entertaining, brunch or...

    Sloppy Joe Slider Bake

    1 review

    Ground beef is turned up a notch in these party sliders that are sure to please your crowd. I love...


    Bola-Bola

    Bola-bola (Filipino-style meatballs) can be served as an appetizer or stirred into soup. Some versions of this recipe roll the...


    Holy Moly Potato Soup

    2 reviews

    This is a turned-up version of a cheesy potato soup. We eat this often, especially on cold winter evenings, but...


    Festive Meringue Cookies

    Try these meringue cookies without cream of tartar! These festive treats sparkle not only during the holidays but for other...

    Mustard Barbecue Shaved Ham

    This recipe makes enough ham sandwiches to feed a crowd and is so easy to put together. Have your butcher...


    Easy Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

    These easy chocolate pecan pie bars are made extra special with caramel sauce and chocolate whipped cream. For a decadent...


    Keto Snowball Cookies

    1 review

    If you're on the ketogenic diet or just looking to lower carbs, making keto snowball cookies from scratch...


    Christmas M&M’s Cookies

    2 reviews

    These M&M Christmas cookies make any cookie platter feel festive. Swap in pastel M&M's for Easter and orange and brown...


    Orange Cranberry Sauce

    In about 20 minutes, with just a few ingredients, you can have the freshest cranberry orange sauce you've ever tasted....

    Eggplant Parmesan Sliders

    1 review

    These party-ready eggplant parmesan sliders are easy for guests to grab (and are vegetarian-friendly!). The lemon-ricotta spread really adds a...


    Nutella Cinnamon Rolls

    3 reviews

    These jumbo Nutella cinnamon rolls will stand alone at your next brunch. Bursting with chocolate, hazelnut, espresso and cinnamon, they...


    Pesto Star Bread

    I was excited to work with the Taste of Home Test Kitchen to make a savory version of my


    Yoda Soda

    It takes only three ingredients to create this jazzed-up Yoda soda punch. Instead of vanilla ice cream, try it with...


    Slow-Cooked Ropa Vieja

    1 review

    I traveled to Cuba a few years ago and had some of the best food imaginable. This dish stuck out,...


    Stovetop Hot Chocolate

    1 review

    My mom created this stovetop hot chocolate recipe to serve large groups of carolers and frozen sledders. I take it...


    Pineapple RumChata Shortcakes

    1 review

    This deliciously different dessert is made in the slow cooker instead of in the oven. When done, add final touches...


    Mac & Cheese Pork Sliders

    I love pork sliders! This sweet and savory recipe was created out of leftover ingredients I had in my fridge....

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    Air-Fryer Lime Macaroons

    I took these lime and coconut air-fryer macaroons to our annual cookie exchange, where we name a queen. I won...


    Orange Cranberry Cookie Bars

    1 review

    These cranberry cookie bars combine two beloved holiday flavors and top a delicious soft crust with cream cheese icing. We...


    Honey Cran-Raspberry Pie

    This cranberry raspberry pie is my son Michael's recipe. It was passed down to him when he got married in...


    Red Velvet Pound Cake

    1 review

    This delicious red velvet pound cake is the perfect combination of flavors. Make sure the cake has cooled before icing...