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Berry Smoothie Bowl

3 reviews

We turned one of our favorite smoothies into a smoothie bowl and topped it with even more fresh fruit and a few toasted almonds for a little crunch. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Creamy Watermelon Smoothie

I love this refreshing watermelon smoothie recipe and the bright, summery flavor. The key is to freeze the watermelon cubes...


Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

1 review

Quinoa has been around for a while, but I’m just now jumping on the quinoa breakfast bowl bandwagon. I’ve made...


Pressure-Cooker Homemade Chunky Applesauce

1 review

This applesauce is so easy. My family loves the things I make from scratch, and it's good knowing exactly what...


Cinnamon Apple Pancakes

14 reviews

My family loves these light and fluffy apple cinnamon pancakes. And best of all, they're sweet enough to enjoy even...

Morning Orange Drink

15 reviews

I love to treat overnight guests to this creamy orange frappe. Just blitz a few basic ingredients in your blender...


Spiced Cider

4 reviews

I first concocted this beverage years ago for my son on a chilly New England day. He’s grown now, but...

Hearty Macaroni Vegetable Soup

1 review

With just moments of prep time, this hearty soup truly couldn't be easier to make. Simply open up the ingredients,...


Hot Apple Cider

7 reviews

In this recipe, brown sugar and spices add extra flavor to already delicious apple cider. —Marlys Benning, Wellsburg, Iowa


Brunch Fruit Salad

14 reviews

This appealing fruit salad is a lovely addition to breakfast, lunch or even supper. Light and refreshing, it's perfect alongside...


Cinnamon Fruit Biscuits

27 reviews

Because these sweet treats are so easy, I'm almost embarrassed when people ask me for the recipe. They're a snap...

Apple Pie Sandwiches

7 reviews

I created this apple sandwich one autumn when we had an abundant apple crop. We enjoy these sandwiches for breakfast...


Easy Homemade Chunky Applesauce

5 reviews

Here's a comforting, home-style treat that never loses its appeal. Dish up big bowlfuls and wait for the smiles! —Marilee...


Brown Sugar & Banana Oatmeal

15 reviews

Oatmeal is a favorite breakfast food, quick, easy and filling. I came up with this version by using some of...


Cinnamon Berry Cider

When the weather is gray and cold, put a warm mug of this drink into mittened hands and watch little...


Strawberry Watermelon Slush

21 reviews

We like to relax on the back porch with glasses of my slush after a long, hot day. Strawberries and...

So-Healthy Smoothies

4 reviews

This tastes like a milk shake, but it doesn't have the guilt or fat. My husband and I look forward...


Strawberry Mango Smoothies

2 reviews

Sometimes artificial sweeteners make food taste exactly that, artificial. Not so in these smoothies—they're delicious and creamy with lots of...


Pear Applesauce

4 reviews

A great way to satisfy your sweet tooth—fat-free and for only 120 calories!
—Jenny Cohen, Baltimore


Banana Pancake Snowmen

2 reviews

Both kids and adults will love these yummy pancakes. Invite your little ones to help decorate their snowmen and they'll...


Barbecue Jack Chicken

29 reviews

Pepper Jack cheese from the deli and bottled barbecue sauce are all you need to dress up these simple grilled...


Southwest Rice Pilaf

I like to combine the starch and vegetable in my side dishes. This one’s tasty with tacos and fajitas—two of...


Favorite Mashed Sweet Potatoes

8 reviews

My family begs me to make mashed sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love this recipe because it can...


Quick Watermelon Cooler

13 reviews

Summer means cooling off with a slice of watermelon and a glass of cold lemonade. This combines two favorites in...

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Banana-Chip Muffin Mix

3 reviews

Here's a chocolate-dotted version of classic banana bread. Jars of the layered mix always go over big during the holidays....


Creamy Berry Smoothies

Who can tell that this delicious smoothie is made with tofu? No one (especially your kids)! The blend of berries...


Polish Apple Pancakes

4 reviews

My mom used to make these wonderful pancakes for me as an after-school snack. She'd simply put a sprinkle of...


Whole Wheat Pancakes

12 reviews

To fix a large batch of tender pancakes for my five children, I rely on this quick and wholesome recipe....


Pumpkin-Flavored Pancakes

24 reviews

I created these light pumpkin-flavored pancakes with two kinds of flour and a blend of spices for a delightful taste....


Cinnamon Applesauce Pancakes

9 reviews

These applesauce pancakes are so good, you just might skip the syrup. They were created for Christmas morning but have...