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    Chimichurri Baked Flounder

    1 review

    Chimichurri is a tasty uncooked sauce made from fresh herbs. I love it over any type of fish, but especially over baked flounder. To save time, I gather the herbs on my chopping board and chop them all at once. —Jennifer Okutman, Westminster, Maryland

    Curry Chicken Popover Pie

    My cast-iron skillet is one of my favorite pans to use for cooking. This flavorful curry chicken potpie has Indian...


    Sheet-Pan Tandoori Chicken

    This tandoori chicken recipe is easy for weeknights since it bakes in one pan, but it is also special enough...


    Sweet Potato Dutch Baby with Praline Syrup

    4 reviews

    This recipe reminds me of my favorite Dutch baby breakfast from when I was a child. It's a perfect comfort...


    Crumb-Topped Sweet Potato Bake

    With lots of spice and bright orange flavor, this heartwarming sweet potato dish is perfect for fall, winter and special...

    Rosemary Pork with Cherry-Pistachio Topping

    Thirty years ago, my new mother-in-law asked me to do something with a large frozen pork loin being served for...


    Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Honey

    I know what you're thinking—but even the kids will eat these slightly sweet and nutty Brussels sprouts like candy. My...

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    Baked Butternut Squash

    9 reviews

    Take advantage of fabulous fall produce and roast this scrumptious side. Lightly seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar, this...


    Apricot Chicken

    5 reviews

    I have fixed this tender glazed apricot chicken recipe for myself on many special occasions. With the pretty golden-orange sauce,...


    Butternut Squash Apple Bake

    11 reviews

    Even those who aren't fans of squash enjoy this side dish. Sweet slices of butternut squash are topped with apples...


    Herbed Macaroni and Cheese

    10 reviews

    Besides being a really easy recipe to make, it tastes very good, too! This is not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill macaroni...

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    Ham Balls with Brown Sugar Glaze

    10 reviews

    These smoky-sweet meatballs are a Pennsylvania Dutch specialty. I like setting them out when folks come to visit. —Janet Zeger,...


    Bacon Cheese Fries

    10 reviews

    These tempting bacon cheese fries are one finger food I can make a meal of. Quick to fix, they're a...


    Autumn Squash Bake

    The sweetness of pears and tangy flavor of cranberries really complement the squash. This dish has become a favorite at...


    Special Squash Casserole

    21 reviews

    Squash has traditionally been a food our family passes up, but this luscious casserole is an exception to the rule....


    Open-Faced Pizza Burgers

    1 review

    I'm not sure where I first saw this pizza burger recipe, but I'm glad I did! My family requests this...

    Aunt Margaret’s Sweet Potato Casserole

    2 reviews

    My great-aunt made an incredible sweet potato casserole for our holiday dinners. I’ve lightened it up a bit, but we...


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    Church Supper Spaghetti

    14 reviews

    Because this recipe feeds so many, I often take it to church dinners and potlucks. This colorful dish also comes...


    Herb-Buttered Baby Carrots

    2 reviews

    The herb butter can be used for everything from vegetables to roast chicken, turkey, game hens—let your imagination be your...


    Spanakopita Bites

    3 reviews

    For an easy spanakopita, try this version that is made in a pan, then cut into squares. It has all...


    Pecan Sweet Potato Bake

    27 reviews

    The luscious sweet potato pecan recipe was handed down through my husband’s family, and it’s become a tradition for me...


    Tzimmes

    5 reviews

    I found this tzimmes recipe a long time ago. It has become our traditional side dish for every holiday feast...


    Sweet Potato Casserole

    23 reviews

    I got this recipe from a friend years ago, and I've used it a lot since! So many of my...


    Pork Chops with Sweet Potato

    6 reviews

    “As snowbirds originally from Iowa, we love these tender chops and sweet potatoes with an orange sauce in the fall,...

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    Turkey Crescent Wreath

    1 review

    This savory wreath is as pretty to look at as it is to eat! When hosting a get-together the day...


    Scored Potatoes

    40 reviews

    These well-seasoned baked potatoes are a fun alternative to plain baked potatoes. It's easy to help yourself to just the...


    Contest-Winning Beef Stuffed Crescents

    47 reviews

    My neighbor makes these crescents using jalapenos instead of green chiles and calls them "rattlesnake bites!" I love that this...


    Praline Cereal Crunch

    2 reviews

    A sweet and salty snack like this is hard to resist. The recipe makes 10 cups, so it's great to...


    Contest-Winning Sugar ‘n’ Spice Nuts

    12 reviews

    My daughters, grandkids and just about everyone who visits me look forward to this mix of crunchy spiced nuts recipe...


    Cheesy Sausage Potatoes

    4 reviews

    For a satisfying brunch, try some sausage and potatoes! I never have to worry about leftovers with these tasty potatoes—everyone...