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    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" without having to go to a restaurant. Take them to a party, make them for dinner or serve them on game day. The meat can also be made ahead of time in preparation for your gathering. —April Lee Wiencek, Chicago, Illinois

    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...


    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...


    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...

    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...


    Brie Mushroom Pastries

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

    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...


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    Chicken Mole Casserole with Olives

    1 review

    Mole sauces have layers of rich flavor with mild to moderate heat. The chocolate in the sauce helps offset the...


    Pepper Jack Hash Brown Casserole

    7 reviews

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


    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...

    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...


    Three-Cheese Crab & Artichoke Dip

    This is my absolute favorite go-to recipe for parties, potlucks and family events. Have plenty of bread and veggies for...


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    Apple-Gouda Pigs in a Blanket

    4 reviews

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


    Cheesy Lasagna

    5 reviews

    The four different types of cheese make this lasagna a real crowd-pleaser. You can vary the amount of mozzarella, Monterey...


    Baked Two-Cheese & Bacon Grits

    6 reviews

    In the South, everyone loves three things: bacon, cheese and grits! After playing around with this recipe, I took it...

    Tomato-Goat Cheese Spread

    1 review

    A good friend shared this recipe with me. It is super easy and so delicious. Guests will love it! It's...


    Cheesy Egg Casserole

    3 reviews

    This dish is perfect for potlucks because it looks so pretty on the table and, best of all, it can...


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    Cheeseburger Mini Muffins

    32 reviews

    I invented these cute little muffins so I could enjoy the flavor of cheeseburgers without resorting to fast food. I...


    Hot Cheese Dip

    6 reviews

    When a colleague brought this cheesy dip to school for a teachers potluck, I immediately gave it an A+. I...


    Potluck Cordon Bleu Casserole

    9 reviews

    People usually ask me to bring this tempting casserole whenever I'm invited to attend a potluck. The turkey, ham and...


    Stuffed Pasta Shells

    19 reviews

    These savory shells never fail to make a big impression, even though the recipe is very easy. One or two...


    Creamy Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

    4 reviews

    "These nicely seasoned potatoes are so fresh-tasting and creamy that there's no need for extra butter or gravy," writes Natalie...


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    Party Potatoes Au Gratin

    5 reviews

    Hearty helpings of these cheesy spuds will please hungry folks in a hurry. The rich, creamy sauce makes this recipe...

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    Sausage Cheese Squares

    8 reviews

    My grandsons tried these savory morsels for the first time as youngsters and loved them. They're all grown up now,...


    Ham N Cheese Quiches

    2 reviews

    When I need a festive finger food, this quiche recipe is the one I reach for. With cheese in both...


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    Loaded Mashed Potatoes

    53 reviews

    Tired of the same old side dish, I whipped up this new family favorite. We can't get enough of these...


    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...


    Lori’s Marzetti Bake

    I have a family of 8 kids and so there were 10 of us, and for us a meal had...


    Cheesy Egg Puffs

    24 reviews

    My father loves to entertain, and these buttery egg delights are one of his favorite items to serve at brunch....