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    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 often double this recipe and use two 13x9-in. pans. —Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona

    Gruyere and Crab Palmiers

    I keep these little bursts of flavor in my freezer so they can be pulled out and popped into the...


    Cheddar and Chorizo Strata

    Stratas are a wonderful way to use up bits and pieces of leftovers you have on hand. You can make...


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    Apple Butter Biscuit Breakfast Bake

    4 reviews

    My grandmother created this recipe to use up the leftovers from Christmas Eve dinner. By combining leftover ham and biscuits...


    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...

    Baby Swiss Appetizer Cheesecake

    1 review

    This beautiful cheesecake appetizer can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving, so it's the perfect make-ahead recipe 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...

    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...


    Reuben and Rye Strata

    1 review

    This make-ahead dish is so easy to prepare. It's wonderful for brunch, lunch or supper, or as a potluck meal....


    Root Vegetable Pave

    5 reviews

    This is a stunning side dish to serve company. The robust blend features earthy root vegetables in a lightly herbed...


    Stuffed Meat Loaf Slices

    This is a family favorite requested for special occasions. We received it from a fellow faculty member when my husband...

    Tropical Sweet Potato Salad

    1 review

    I had an abundance of sweet potatoes, so I put them to work and came up with this sweet and...


    Grits & Bacon Casserole

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


    Overnight Asparagus Strata

    30 reviews

    I've made this tasty egg dish for breakfast, brunch, even dinner as a side dish. This is not your run-of-the-mill...


    Crispy Mashed Potato Cakes

    I love finding ways to use holiday leftovers. These potato cakes use the mashed potatoes, stuffing and breadcrumbs. To go...


    Peanut Butter Icebox Dessert

    4 reviews

    Leftover crushed cookies create the yummy crust for this crowd-pleasing dessert. It's covered with a smooth cream cheese mixture, chocolate...

    Make-Ahead Creamy Potatoes

    For the holidays, I usually serve the traditional foods with a new spin or two on family favorites. I put...


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    Farmer’s Casserole

    88 reviews

    Between family and friends, we average 375 visitors a year! This casserole is handy—you can put it together the night...


    Italian Sausage Casserole

    2 reviews

    At the start of each week, my family is already looking forward to our traditional weekend breakfasts, when I serve...


    Venison Roast

    11 reviews

    "We've always cooked with venison...and this tender flavorful roast and gravy have been a favorite at our house for years,"...


    Breakfast Pie

    5 reviews

    This crustless pie is wonderful to serve to overnight guests because you assemble it the night before. —Pam Botine, Goldsboro,...


    Delmonico Potatoes

    2 reviews

    These rich, cheesy potatoes are perfect for a large family gathering or a potluck supper. —Mrs. Arnold Sonnenberg, Brookville, Ohio


    Colorful Ham Strata

    3 reviews

    Marilou's make-ahead breakfast bake is a cinch, particularly when leftover ham is used. Chock-full of peppers, onions and cheese, the...


    Loaded Baked Potato Salad

    50 reviews

    I revamped my mother's potato salad recipe to taste more like baked potatoes with all the fixin's, which I love....

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    Oat & Coconut Icebox Cookies

    2 reviews

    This recipe was passed down through my family from Grandma Irene and is a favorite of my dad and cousin...


    Breakfast Casserole

    5 reviews

    Mary Stoddard of Fountain Inn, South Carolina sent in the recipe for this healthy breakfast casserole that's perfect for a...


    Layered Mediterranean Dip with Pita Chips

    2 reviews

    Not your ordinary layer dip, the bold combination of hummus and Greek yogurt will be a new most-requested recipe at...


    Italian Apricot-Pancetta Strata

    2 reviews

    For me, the combination of sweet and savory along with easy preparation make this Italian-inspired strata a winning dish for...


    Sunday Brunch Casserole

    4 reviews

    My father was a chef, and this was one of his favorite recipes. He served it in the hotels where...


    Broccoli & Chicken Cheese Strata

    On our dairy farm, chores often delay dinner. That's when this strata comes in handy. I'll prepare it beforehand and...