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Muffin-Tin Scrambled Eggs

1 review

I made these one year at Christmas as a way to save time, and they were a big hit. I have to make a large batch because my husband and boys can polish them off in a short amount of time. These also freeze very well, if there are any left! —Jill Darin, Geneseo, Illinois

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Cheesy Bacon and Grits Casserole

I was craving grits for breakfast, so I created this masterpiece with fresh corn and leftover bacon. Serve with avocado...


Vegan Squash Soup with Naan Croutons

This butternut squash soup is so full of flavor that you won't miss the meat or dairy! The added can...


Aebleskiver

Years ago, a friend returned from visiting her family in Denmark and brought back her family recipe for aebleskiver. After...


Bacon Corn Pancakes

1 review

Pancakes are always tops in my book. But stir in bacon and corn, and they become the best breakfast-for-dinner option....

Lavender and Lemon Biscochitos

1 review

Biscochitos are the state cookie for our home state of New Mexico. They are traditionally made with anise seeds, but...


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Santa’s Elf Cookies

These rosy-cheeked elf cookies will make a showstopping addition to your holiday cookie tray. Or set them atop cupcakes for...

Braised Herb Pork Chops

13 reviews

These herb-packed braised pork chops are great for entertaining because it comes together quickly and bakes for 2 hours. While...


Scalloped Sweet Corn Casserole

7 reviews

This is my Grandma Ostendorf's corn recipe I grew up enjoying. Now a grandmother myself, I still serve this comfy,...


Cranberry Cornbread Casserole

6 reviews

What could be better on a cold day than a warm casserole and creamy sweet cornbread put together? Since it...


Butterscotch-Rum Raisin Treats

2 reviews

I love making rum raisin rice pudding around the holidays. Those flavors inspired this recipe. Crispy rice cereal adds crunch,...

Sage Turkey Sausage Patties

5 reviews

When you want to cut salt and saturated fat, turkey sausage is a wonderful option. The aroma of these patties...


Apple-Sage Sausage Patties

5 reviews

Apple and sausage naturally go together. Add sage, and you’ve got some standout patties. They’re freezer friendly, so I make...


Swedish Gingerbread Cookies

5 reviews

Making Swedish pepparkakor—or gingerbread cookies—is a holiday tradition in our family. I entered these at the Iowa State Fair and...


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Martha Washington Candy

30 reviews

Passed down by my grandmother and mother, this Martha Washington candy recipe is a cherished family tradition. We've even had...


Pork Sausage Patties

4 reviews

Savory pork sausage patties will give any breakfast a boost. These little beauties will have everyone coming back for seconds....

Onion French Bread Loaves

3 reviews

Since I love variety in my cooking, I tried adding dried minced onion to my usual recipe in attempts to...


Baked Two-Cheese & Bacon Grits

7 reviews

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


Old-Time Cake Doughnuts

15 reviews

This tender cake doughnut is a little piece of heaven at breakfast. For a variation, add 1 tablespoon dark rum...


Chicken Crescent Wreath

30 reviews

Here's an impressive-looking dish that's a snap to prepare. Even when my cooking time is limited, I can still serve...


Hearty Ragu Bolognese

1 review

My robust ragu combines ground beef, sausage and chicken. Serve it over any type of pasta, or baked or fried...


Easy Batter Rolls

15 reviews

The first thing my guests ask when they come for dinner is if I'm serving these dinner rolls. The buns...


Best Ever Crescent Rolls

8 reviews

My daughter and I have cranked out dozens of these homemade crescent rolls. It’s a real team effort. I cut...


Gingerbread Buttermilk Waffles

14 reviews

We created this recipe so folks could enjoy the festive flavor of gingerbread at breakfast. For a pretty look, sprinkle...

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Berry-Filled Butter Ribbons

1 review

Tangy boysenberry is an unusual for a cookie, but it goes well with chocolate. I change the sprinkles and even...