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    Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Oven

    Making hard-boiled eggs in the oven is just as quick and effective as preparing them on the stovetop. This method is perfect if you're preparing large quantities for gatherings and parties. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Spiced Carrots with Pistachios

    Satisfy everyone during the holidays with this side that mixes carrots with pistachios and raisins. It's gluten free, vegan and...


    Air Fryer Hard-Boiled Eggs

    This is a wonderful alternative to boiling eggs on the stovetop. These air-fryer hard-boiled eggs are just as easy and...


    Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pears

    This year I decided to create this roasted Brussels sprouts with pears recipe for Thanksgiving dinner. This easy dish uses...


    Chilled Asparagus with Basil Cream

    My family loves chilled asparagus. It's the perfect veggie to have on a warm night, or any night for that...

    Pesto Mashed Potatoes

    Rich and creamy mashed potatoes get a pop of flavor with a swirl of pesto just before serving. These Pesto...


    Glazed Marsala Carrots with Hazelnuts

    This makes an elegant side dish for company and is easy enough to make when you want to serve something...

    Slow-Cooker Sauerkraut

    The recipe was made by a special someone in my life. I was never a fan of sauerkraut until I...


    Nutty Kale Pesto Pasta with Caramelized Onion

    My bountiful garden and vegetarian daughter both inspired me to create this nutritious, calcium-rich kale pesto pasta. No one would...


    Pizza Beans

    This dish is wonderful for parties or as a main dish. It can even be made the day before and...


    Glazed Carrots with Green Grapes

    After receiving a slow cooker many years ago and not knowing what to do with the thing, I finally branched...

    Mixed Veggies and Rice

    To add variety to sides for those who don't care for potatoes, I came up with this colorful dish. It's...


    Orange Rosemary Carrots

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    Our whole family loves rosemary, and I grow it along with carrots in my garden every year. This is a...


    Caprese Macaroni Salad

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    When fresh tomatoes and basil are abundant in the summer, I like to make this wonderful Caprese macaroni salad. —Debbie...


    Polynesian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

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    I have always loved SPAM, so I decided to combine it with pineapple to make this Polynesian-inspired macaroni salad recipe....


    Grecian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    8 reviews

    I love all Grecian flavors and tried adding them to a macaroni salad. Toss in whatever olives you can find;...

    Shrimp and Crab Macaroni Salad

    This salad is a summertime staple in our house. If you want to splurge, go ahead and use real crab....


    Cubano Macaroni Salad

    2 reviews

    One of my favorite sandwiches is a hot Cubano, piled high with juicy pork, layers of ham and melty Swiss...


    Middle Eastern-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    This creamy, tangy macaroni salad is inspired by the many wonderful flavors of the Middle East. The za'atar seasoning gives...


    Chicken Caesar Macaroni Salad

    Give me a Caesar salad anytime, no matter what form it's in. I like to add some chicken and artichokes...


    Scandinavian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

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    Give a humdrum side salad a Scandinavian touch by adding some freshly chopped dill and tiny shrimp. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido,...


    Barbecue Macaroni Salad

    My family loves a touch of barbecue sauce and ranch dressing in our mac salad. Not too much—just a hint...


    Chicken Taco Macaroni Salad

    2 reviews

    I like to give macaroni salad a taco twist. Rotisserie chicken makes it quick. I'll often serve this dish as...


    Air-Fryer French Fries

    This low-calorie, air-fryer french fries recipe is perfect because I can whip it up at a moment's notice with ingredients...

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    Classic Au Jus

    After roasting prime rib, don't throw out those pan juices! Those drippings are the key to making this flavorful juice...


    Gluten-Free Biscuits

    2 reviews

    Basic gluten-free biscuits are fantastic with brunch, dinner or even a bowl of soup for an easy lunch. This recipe...


    Buttery Mashed Potatoes

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    These creamy, buttery mashed potatoes use simple ingredients. The tricks are to use Yukon Gold potatoes and then to warm...


    Grilled Zucchini Salad with Mediterranean Dressing

    This grilled zucchini salad with Mediterranean salad dressing is the perfect side dish. I also like to add summer squash,...


    Roasted Rosemary Sweet Potatoes

    These rosemary sweet potatoes are simply one of the best recipes we've ever made. Roasting them brings out all of...


    Cauliflower Stuffing

    This cauliflower stuffing is the vegan substitute you've been looking for. It's perfect for the holidays. —Susan Hein, Burlington, Wisconsin