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Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

1 review

Apple and winter squash are fantastic together. They are the perfect pair for this cozy, vegan butternut squash soup. For a slightly different flavor that still features classic fall produce, substitute a ripe pear for the apple. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Aberdeen Beef Pie

1 review

When set in the middle of the table, this hearty beef pie is the center of attention. With chunks of...


Spicy Potatoes with Garlic Aioli

3 reviews

This is my take on Spanish

  • patatas bravas
  • . The potatoes are tossed in a flavorful spice mix and then finished...


    Spinach Beef Macaroni Bake

    22 reviews

    This hearty casserole is great for a family reunion or church supper. I've also made half the recipe for family...


    Glazed Corned Beef

    29 reviews

    I serve this delicious entree each St. Patrick's Day, even though my family is Dutch, not Irish. The tender meat...

    Creamed Pearl Onions

    12 reviews

    When our children were small, we always celebrated Christmas at our house. This was one of many recipes I relied...


    Giant Meatball Sub

    As either a hearty party sandwich or a filling lunch or dinner, this sub will rise to the top of...

    Cassoulet for Today

    17 reviews

    French cassoulet is traditionally cooked for hours. This version of the rustic dish offers the same homey taste in less...


    Makeover Stuffed Potato Appetizers

    5 reviews

    We barely noticed the difference in this lightened-up version of our favorite dish. We tried it with friends and loved...


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    Chicken Potpie Soup

    54 reviews

    My grandmother hand-wrote a cookbook; she created this amazing pie crust, and I added the delicious soup for it. —Karen...


    Country Chuck Roast with Mushroom Gravy

    6 reviews

    This tender, savory roast practically melts in your mouth. It looks a bit complex, but the hands-free oven time makes...

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    Cottage Potatoes

    15 reviews

    I often make this crunchy and colorful potato dish for our family reunions. It's my cousin's recipe, and we always...


    Stromboli Sandwiches

    6 reviews

    Like a sloppy joe with Italian seasonings, these hearty sandwich slices fill the bill at potlucks, reunions and more. Although...


    Cheesy Stuffed Peppers

    23 reviews

    This is my favorite summertime supper because I can use peppers and tomatoes fresh from my garden.—Betty DeRoad, Sioux Falls,...


    Southwestern Beef Brisket

    1 review

    This recipe makes the beef so tender that it comes apart with a fork. When served with mashed potatoes and...


    New England Bean & Bog Cassoulet

    2 reviews

    When I moved to New England, I embraced the local cuisine. My cassoulet with baked beans pays tribute to a...

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    Dutch Oven Beef Stew

    50 reviews

    "This is a great cold-weather meal," says Bettina Turner from Kernersville, North Carolina. "I love this Dutch oven beef stew...


    Classic Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

    41 reviews

    These make-ahead mashed potatoes save me a ton of time on Christmas day. No more frantically whipping the potatoes while...


    Beefy Sweet Potato Chili

    1 review

    There's no better way to warm up than with a bowl of this chili. We created this recipe with friends...


    Veggie Bean Casserole

    4 reviews

    I serve this as a meatless main dish, but it also makes a nice side dish. It freezes and reheats...


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    Creamy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

    89 reviews

    With five different dairy products, you know this make-ahead mashed potato casserole is going to be super rich and, of...


    Marinated Chuck Roast

    19 reviews

    It's the simple marinade of orange juice, soy sauce, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce that makes this beef roast so...


    Hearty Baked Beans

    20 reviews

    This saucy dish is flavorful and filling, chock-full of ground beef, bacon and four varieties of beans. I've had the...


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    Baked Mac and Cheese

    33 reviews

    Even people who have had their own homemade baked macaroni and cheese recipe for years ask for mine when they...

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    Butternut Squash and Sausage Soup

    8 reviews

    Soup comforts the soul and this creamy, healthy soup does nothing short of that. This makes a large pot and...


    Sicilian Mac & Cheese

    4 reviews

    To give our mac and cheese a Sicilian touch, we mix sausage, basil and fennel with three cheeses for an...


    Hearty Turkey Meatball Soup

    9 reviews

    Every Italian-American family I know seems to have its own version of meatball soup. This recipe is based on my...


    New England Lamb Bake

    5 reviews

    This dish is hearty and perfect for warming up on a chilly winter evening. The aroma is almost as delightful...


    Italian Restaurant Chicken

    10 reviews

    Here’s a healthful dish that’s a favorite with family and friends. While the chicken and sauce cook, I make pasta...


    Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

    11 reviews

    My family loves gravy, so I can never have enough homemade gravy on hand for a holiday dinner. The base...