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    Cashew Cheese

    1 review

    Spread this vegan cashew cheese on crackers, layer it on a toasted bagel or serve it with fresh vegetables. It also makes a delicious, out-of-the-ordinary sandwich spread! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Pressure-Cooker Black-Eyed Peas with Ham

    1 review

    Here's a regional favorite I grew to love after moving to the South, pressure-cooker black-eyed peas. You'll never want to...


    Orange-Glazed Pork Loin

    15 reviews

    This is one of the best pork recipes I've ever tried. My family looks forward to this roast for dinner,...


    Roasted Carrots with Cilantro-Walnut Pesto

    Lightly baked and lightly flavored, this carrot dish uses cilantro, walnuts, olive oil, garlic, parsley, Parmesan cheese and basil. —Aysha...


    Orange Appeal

    2 reviews

    Oranges add color and great taste to winter meals! This dish looks very bright and appealing served in a glass...

    Spicy Apple Tea

    Ideal for a chilly winter’s day, this comforting beverage is one of my slow-cooker staples. It’ll warm you from head...


    Holiday Brussels Sprouts

    3 reviews

    Make Brussels sprouts special with peas, celery and, of course, bacon. The recipe doubles easily if needed. —Jodie Beckman, Council...

    Apple Fennel Salad

    1 review

    This fennel salad is a favorite of my wife's. Preserved lemon may be difficult to find, but the salad is...


    Goat Cheese Mushrooms

    3 reviews

    Stuffed mushrooms are superstars in the hot appetizer category. I use baby portobello mushrooms and load them with creamy goat...


    Portobello & Green Bean Saute

    1 review

    I think the key to tasty veggies is simplicity: everyday ingredients combined to be fantastic. The bouillon has enough salt...


    Asparagus with Horseradish Dip

    2 reviews

    This is a great hot weather party dip. Serve asparagus on a decorative platter with lemon wedges on the side...

    Cranberry-Pineapple Gelatin Mold

    This cranberry mold has become a tradition in our home during the holidays. You can use a blender to combine...


    Broccoli with Garlic, Bacon & Parmesan

    5 reviews

    My approach to this broccoli is to cook it slowly in the seasonings so the garlic blends with smoky bacon....


    Roasted Beef Tenderloin

    2 reviews

    An overnight marinade provides a savory seasoning for this tenderloin. I've served this simple elegant roast on many special occasions....


    California Wassail

    Here’s a healthy and delicious warm punch that’s a cozy way to welcome family and friends in from the cold...


    Brussels Sprouts & Quinoa Salad

    1 review

    With Brussels sprouts for the green and cranberries for the red, I make a cheery Christmastime salad. Refreshing and versatile,...

    Smoky Cauliflower Bites

    4 reviews

    These healthy little treats work well as a side or as fun bite size appetizers. Roasting the cauliflower adds...


    Orange Pomegranate Salmon

    2 reviews

    A colorful, festive salmon dish makes an impressive addition to your holiday table—and it is as delicious as it is...


    Garbanzo-Stuffed Mini Peppers

    6 reviews

    Mini peppers are so colorful and are the perfect size for a two-bite appetizer. They have all the crunch of...


    Easy & Elegant Tenderloin Roast

    7 reviews

    I love the simplicity of this easy beef tenderloin recipe. Olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper—just add the tenderloin and...


    Italian Vinaigrette

    6 reviews

    What are all those specks and spices in your Italian dressing? You probably have them in your pantry. Create your...


    Java-Spice Rub for Pork

    1 review

    Ground coffee is the secret ingredient in this special rub, which could also be used on beef steaks. —Mark Morgan,...


    Tangerine Tossed Salad

    3 reviews

    My mother taught me how to cook when I was a young girl. The sweet tangerines and crunchy caramelized almonds...


    Smoked Salmon New Potatoes

    Give twice-baked potatoes a rest this year and try these stuffed spuds. Smoked salmon and cream cheese blended with...

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    Sunday Pot Roast

    34 reviews

    With the help of a slow cooker, you can prepare a down-home dinner any day of the week, not just...


    Salmon with Root Vegetables

    This cozy hash is loaded with protein and healthy fats that keep you going on busy days. We've been known...


    Baked Lobster Tails

    17 reviews

    Wondering how to cook lobster tails in the oven? Then these lobster tails are for you! Lobster tail recipes are...


    Horseradish-Encrusted Beef Tenderloin

    1 review

    Wow friends and family with this tender beef encased in a golden horseradish crust. Roasted garlic boosts the robust flavor...


    Autumn Bisque

    3 reviews

    I like cozy comfort soups that taste creamy—without the cream. This one’s full of good stuff like rutabagas, leeks, fresh...


    Prosciutto Breadsticks

    2 reviews

    Pair these breadsticks with your favorite pasta or egg dish. They're a tasty brunch substitute for bacon and toast. —Maria...