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    The Best Pizza Dough

    22 reviews

    This easy pizza dough recipe is the key to making an extraordinary homemade pizza. We use all-purpose flour because double zero is hard to find. But if you're lucky enough to live near an Italian market or willing to purchase double zero flour online, using this flour will take your crust to the next level. You won't be disappointed with the results! —Josh Rink, Taste of Home Food Stylist

    Ranch Chicken Sliders

    When my grandson was younger, we always joked that nothing could make ranch chicken taste better. Then one day Avery’s...


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    Berry Brownie Pizza

    1 review

    How could you not love pizza for dessert? A fudgy brownie base is layered with a whipped topping sauce, then...


    Banh Mi Skewers

    I love banh mi sandwiches but wanted to make them a little easier to serve for a party. These skewers...


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    Football Cake Pops

    My son loves football! For his eighth birthday, I made cake pops with a rich chocolate cake center and a...

    Crescent Mac and Cheese Bites

    My kids love macaroni and cheese, and they love crescent rolls. With the help of my daughter Lula, I decided...


    Raspberry Cheese Spread

    7 reviews

    "A party guest brought this attractive appetizer to our home, and we fell in love with it," says Jane Montgomery...

    Layered Hummus Dip

    3 reviews

    My love for Greece inspired this fast, easy Mediterranean dip. It is fabulous for parties and a delicious way to...


    Fresh Vegetable Dip

    10 reviews

    This cool and creamy dip is a real family favorite for snacking. Kids are all smiles while they munch their...


    Brown-Bag Burritos

    12 reviews

    "For a change from sandwiches, we like burritos-something many people don't consider in a brown-bag lunch," says Rhonda Cliett of...


    Butterscotch Brownie Pinwheels

    7 reviews

    A neighbor gave the recipe for these rich chewy treats to my mother when I was still in grade school,...

    Candy-Licious Fudge

    3 reviews

    A no-fuss fudge prepared in the microwave that tastes like a candy bar? It sounds too good to be true,...


    Creamy Chocolate Fudge

    Is there anything more decadent than chocolate fudge? You can make this treat and keep it in your freezer until...


    Ham Pickle Pinwheels

    2 reviews

    My mom introduced me to this ham pickle pinwheels appetizer a number of years ago, and I've been making them...


    Chocolate Peanut Treats

    12 reviews

    When I was in high school, I took these sweet and crunchy squares to bake sales— and they were the...


    Appetizer Blue Cheese Logs

    1 review

    Three kinds of cheese and some curry powder make this cheese log a little more lively than most. Swipe it...

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    Chocolate Pudding Pizza

    4 reviews

    My sister Brenda and I made up this recipe while talking on the phone! My family loved the classic pairing...


    Marshmallow Fudge

    24 reviews

    You'll find it nearly impossible to resist this rich chocolate delight. It's chock-full of marshmallows and graham crackers—and no one...


    Pressure-Cooker Char Siu Pork

    4 reviews

    I based this juicy pork on Asian influence in Hawaii. It's tasty as is, in a bun or over rice....


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    Chocolate Mocha Dusted Almonds

    I love to make recipes with nuts. These are chocolaty with a hint of coffee—elegant and addictive! I give them...


    Pistachio Gorgonzola Cheesecake

    More than anything, I love having friends over for drinks & appetizers. My savory cheesecake always makes a grand impression!...


    Mediterranean Salsa

    2 reviews

    When entertaining, I rely on this make-ahead dish that's full of peppers, eggplant and zucchini. Low on sodium, it gets...


    Glazed Apple Pie Bars

    24 reviews

    This is only one of many wonderful recipes that my mother handed down to me. With their flaky crust and...


    Contest-Winning Peanut Butter Squares

    3 reviews

    I grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and spent a lot of time in the kitchen with my mom and...

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    Cereal Clusters

    "The recipe for this sweet and salty snack is so simple, children of almost any age can help in some...


    Asian Pork Burgers

    1 review

    My home state of Iowa is a leader in pork production. This recipe is a truly delicious and nutritious way...


    Red, White and Blue Rice Krispies Treats

    Instead of the typical melted marshmallows, this clever recipe calls for melted vanilla chips. With crisp rice cereal, peanut butter...


    Chocolate Caramel Cracker Bars

    17 reviews

    Make them on Saturday and they'll be gone by Monday! These chocolate and caramel bars with a cracker crust are...


    Delmonico Potatoes

    2 reviews

    These rich, cheesy potatoes are perfect for a large family gathering or a potluck supper. —Mrs. Arnold Sonnenberg, Brookville, Ohio


    Fluffy Pistachio Dessert

    5 reviews

    Conveys Christine Strouf of St. Nazianz, Wisconsin. "This creamy, lightly sweet torte is one of my family's favorites, even with...