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    Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

    1 review

    This Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole is an easy dinner for both you and the kids. Serve with carrot and celery sticks for a fuss-free feast. You can also stir in some spicy brown mustard if the adults want more zing. —Laura Wilhelm, West Hollywood, California

    Zesty Mediterranean Potato Salad

    I love this Mediterranean potato salad recipe that incorporates vegetables I plant in my summer garden. The dressing is light...


    Air-Fryer Beets with Orange Gremolata and Goat Cheese

    My grandma always grew beets and then pickled or canned them, but I prefer to prepare them differently. These roasted...


    Burger Sliders with Secret Sauce

    1 review

    These sliders are super easy to put together and are always a hit! I love that they are "fast food"...


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    Sunny Citrus Cheesecake

    8 reviews

    This beautiful layered cheesecake takes a bit longer to make, but the end result is so worth it! Citrus seems...

    Hanukkah Cookies

    Cream cheese adds richness to these Hanukkah cookies. Decorate them with royal icing or your favorite buttercream frosting and toppings....


    Slow-Cooker Polenta

    This Italian classic is so simple to make, you can now make it any night of the week. —Elisabeth Matelski,...

    Tomato & Corn au Gratin

    1 review

    Corn au gratin is an essential part of any family get-together, and it's even better when paired with tomatoes 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...


    Air-Fryer Mini Chimichangas

    My family raves about these air-fryer chimichangas. Infused with green chiles, the beefy snacks are guaranteed to liven up the...


    Air-Fryer Empanadas

    I entertain a lot, so I appreciate make-ahead recipes. These air-fryer empanadas are easy and delicious. I recommend making a...

    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...


    The Best Sausage Pizzas

    7 reviews

    What makes this recipe unique is the slow overnight fermentation of the dough. The flour has time to hydrate and...


    Roasted Beets with Orange Gremolata and Goat Cheese

    My grandma always grew beets then pickled or canned them, but I prefer to prepare them differently. I like these...


    Snowman Oreo Balls

    4 reviews

    Get the kids involved with making these adorable snowman Oreo balls. They can help roll, dip and decorate! A small...


    Tiramisu Cookies

    2 reviews

    These tiramisu cookies bring out the delicious flavors of tiramisu, sandwich-style. Pack these treats in a decorative container for an...

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    Mini Chicken Chimis with Jalapeno Cream Cheese

    These zippy chicken chimi bites bring a little heat to any fiesta. Serve them on their own as appetizers, or...


    Lemon Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

    6 reviews

    I won a baking contest at Purdue University with this recipe for lemon bars with cream cheese frosting. I think...


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    Brown Sugar & Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

    3 reviews

    Searching for a dessert superstar? This chocolate swirl cheesecake is the one that people ask for again and again. —Jeanne...


    Bacon Buffalo Chicken Dip

    4 reviews

    This Buffalo dip is must-have dish at our annual Fourth of July backyard barbecue! It celebrates America's love for Buffalo...


    Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

    After making some delicious dessert bars, I was determined to turn the recipe into a chocolate peppermint cheesecake. This festive...


    Creamy Yellow Squash Casserole

    1 review

    Here’s a simple yet yummy garden recipe my granny used to make. She’d pick her veggies daily, then cook them...


    Vegan French Onion Soup

    This vegan French onion soup uses a few unconventional ingredients to create umami. If you cook vegan foods regularly, keep...


    Mint Chocolate Cheesecake

    8 reviews

    I created this mint chocolate cheesecake for our high school's annual fundraiser. We were told that it brought a hefty...

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    Garlic Rosemary Pull-Apart Bread

    4 reviews

    This recipe is a different type of pull-apart bread. Eat it by itself, dipped in marinara, or as part of...


    Triple-Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

    6 reviews

    What could be better than a brownie crust layered with chocolate cheesecake and topped with chocolate ganache? These cheesecake bars...


    Five-Cheese Ziti al Forno

    10 reviews

    After having the five-cheese ziti at Olive Garden, I tried to make my own version of it—and I think I...


    Arts and Crackers

    A bit of fun with some cookie cutters and a tasty fruit topping transform simple cheese and crackers into a...


    Chicken Rangoon Egg Rolls

    1 review

    This is a recipe that I made into my own—a friend served a layered appetizer paired with crackers, and I...


    Cheesy Pepperoni Buns

    4 reviews

    A pizza version of the sloppy joe, this hot and melty open-faced sandwich is a surefire kid pleaser. Adults love...