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    Upside-Down Pumpkin Pecan Tarts

    1 review

    These flaky phyllo treats with a rich pumpkin filling are a fantastic twist on pumpkin pie and can be prepared a day ahead. —Darlene Buerger, Peoria, Arizona

    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...


    Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

    1 review

    My improved dessert combines two things I love: pumpkin and cheesecake. This better-for-you version is the perfect ending to 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...

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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...


    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...

    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...


    Apple Pie Ricotta Waffles

    2 reviews

    I had apples and ricotta cheese to use up, so instead of making a pie I decided to do something...


    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...


    Gruyere and Crab Palmiers

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

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    Yogurt-Ricotta Cheesecake

    1 review

    I have always liked Italian ricotta cheesecakes, but they have too much sugar for me. I made a light version,...


    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...


    Cranberry Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas

    1 review

    Whether canned or homemade, cranberry sauce delivers a healthy dose of vitamins to this dish. A little bit sweet and...


    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...


    Pepper Jack Hash Brown Casserole

    6 reviews

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

    Green Beans with Smoked Turkey Bacon

    I really like cooking with curry, and this is a wonderful slow cooker favorite of mine. Made with fresh green...


    Rich and Creamy Twice-Baked Potatoes

    1 review

    My mom, Lynda, is a marvelous cook. I’m proud to say she taught me everything she knows, especially during my...


    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

    4 reviews

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


    Mama’s Spice Cake

    3 reviews

    Whenever I get a craving for a tasty old-fashioned treat, I make this cake. Great cooks in my family have...


    Mashed Cauliflower

    2 reviews

    This is our choice for a side dish that's lower in carbs than mashed potatoes but just as flavorful and...


    Vanilla Cheesecake

    1 review

    To me, there is nothing better than a simple, elegant cheesecake where the vanilla takes center stage. And when I'm...


    Cheddar Creamed Corn

    10 reviews

    I brought this super easy recipe to a school potluck once and it was gone in no time. I’ve been...

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    Fluffy Cranberry Cheese Pie

    8 reviews

    This pie has a light texture and zippy flavor that matches its vibrant color. It's festive for the holidays or...


    Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

    10 reviews

    Be prepared to make this cheesy hash brown casserole again and again. Creamy and cheesy, it's hard to believe this...


    Traditional Cheesecake

    13 reviews

    Our Test Kitchen shares this recipe for a basic cheesecake that tastes great alone or with any number of garnishes....


    Broccoli and Carrot Cheese Bake

    1 review

    A creamy sauce flavored with cheese makes vegetables so much more appealing to my crowd. This holiday side dish will...


    Light Cheesecake

    Our family adores cheesecake, but I wanted to serve something healthier. I came up with this lighter version that I...


    Garlic and Herb Mashed Potatoes

    6 reviews

    Cream cheese is the secret ingredient in these comforting spuds. Simply mash, mix and let them warm in the slow...