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    Prosciutto Pesto Pizza

    I developed this prosciutto pesto pizza for my young grandson who hasn't acquired a taste for veggies yet. He scarfs it up and doesn't even notice the edamame. It's also a hit with my other grandkids and nieces—not to mention all of their parents! —Don Manzagol, Campbell, California

    Cranberry and Bacon Swiss Cheese Dip

    3 reviews

    This warm, rich and creamy Swiss cheese dip is guaranteed to please family and friends alike. Served with thin, crunchy...


    The Best Sausage Pizzas

    7 reviews

    What makes this recipe unique is the slow overnight fermentation of the dough. The flour has time to hydrate and...


    Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

    1 review

    On busy mornings, these freezer breakfast sandwiches save the day. A hearty combo of eggs, Canadian bacon and cheese will...


    Bacon Egg Cups

    1 review

    These adorable bacon egg cups are a fresh take on the classic breakfast combo. Make sure to use ovenproof bowls...

    Sausage Manicotti with Pumpkin Sauce

    This manicotti is a wonderful change from typical pumpkin dishes in the fall. —Barry Dale, Puyallup, Washington


    Chicken-Prosciutto Pinwheels in Wine Sauce

    1 review

    We host a large group for holiday meals, and these pinwheels always go over well alongside the regular dishes. I...

    Pepperoni and Sausage Deep-Dish Pizza Quiche

    5 reviews

    I have to say, even though I love to cook and bake, quiche is a dish I don't make often....


    Southern Hash Browns and Ham Sheet-Pan Bake

    7 reviews

    There's nothing more perfect on a busy weeknight than breakfast for dinner, especially when a sheet pan is used to...


    Upside-Down Apple Bacon Pancake

    1 review

    I frequently cook Sunday brunch for my husband and myself, and I am always experimenting with new recipes. Apples picked...


    Spaghetti Squash with Apples, Bacon, and Walnuts

    I've always loved spaghetti squash as an alternative to pasta and enjoy it in the classic marinara style, but I...

    Breakfast In A Pan

    1 review

    Try this tasty one-pan dish for an easy low-mess breakfast or brunch. This recipe also works well with bacon or...


    Coastal Carolina Muffin-Tin Frittatas

    1 review

    Incorporating the flavors of a low country South Carolina crab boil, these tasty frittatas are easy to make and fun...


    Potato and Pepper Sausage Bake

    7 reviews

    When my family smells this dish baking in the oven, they know they are in for a treat! If you...


    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...


    Make-Ahead Eggs Benedict Toast Cups

    2 reviews

    When I was growing up, we had a family tradition of having eggs Benedict with champagne and orange juice for...

    Smoked Sausage and Veggie Sheet-Pan Supper

    4 reviews

    This recipe is tasty and quick and can easily be doubled for last-minute dinner guests. Cook it in the oven...


    Green Chile Brunch Bake

    3 reviews

    It's easy to make this ahead in a 13x9 inch pan. It's filling, perfect for a crowd, and helps busy...


    Potato and Chorizo Casserole

    9 reviews

    I love the smoky flavor chorizo gives this dish, but I’ve also made it with Italian sausage and substituted an...


    Sassy Southwest Stuffed Shells

    1 review

    When I was a child, my mom made this dish quite often. When I came across her recipe on an...


    Badger State Stuffing

    1 review

    Your family will love the contrasting sweet, savory and slightly tart flavors in this spin on a Thanksgiving classic. Feel...


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    Apple-Gouda Pigs in a Blanket

    4 reviews

    For New Year’s, I used to make pigs in a blanket with beef and cheddar. But now I like apple...


    Baked Lasagna Roll-Ups

    13 reviews

    This baked lasagna is far better tasting than any store-bought version. Ham and spinach combine for fabulous flavor. —Delia Kennedy,...


    Grits & Bacon Casserole

    A Mississippi home cook gave me her recipe for grits casserole. It baked like traditional custard. I garnish it with...

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    Deep-Dish Ham Pie

    5 reviews

    "This pie is a delicious way to use up leftover ham," suggests Lucinda Walker of Somerset, Pennsylvania.


    Orange-Glazed Pork with Sweet Potatoes

    6 reviews

    When it's chilly outside, I like to roast pork tenderloin with sweet potatoes, apples and an orange. The sweetness and...


    Loaded Chicken Carbonara Cups

    2 reviews

    Spaghetti cupcakes with a chicken carbonara twist make for a tasty, fun family dinner. Whole wheat pasta and reduced-fat ingredients...


    Baked Two-Cheese & Bacon Grits

    6 reviews

    In the South, everyone loves three things: bacon, cheese and grits! After playing around with this recipe, I took it...


    Spicy Breakfast Lasagna

    3 reviews

    It's fun to cook something new for family and friends—especially when it gets rave reviews. When I took this dish...


    Green Bean Potato Bake

    4 reviews

    As a pastor's wife, I often cook up contributions to church dinners using on-hand ingredients. This creamy bake was such...