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    Peppermint Schnapps Hot Cocoa Snowflakes

    Mint and chocolate are perfect partners in these cutout cookies! —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

    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...


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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...


    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...


    Brie Mushroom Pastries

    You can use this recipe for parties as an appetizer or for dinner gatherings as the first course. The rustic...

    Coconut, Lime and Pistachio Cookies

    7 reviews

    Perfect for freezing, these cookies look like Christmas but taste like summer. —Barbara Crusan, Pass Christian, Mississippi


    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...


    Perfect Four-Cheese Lasagna

    4 reviews

    Lasagna is one of my favorites, and this is the recipe I’ve been making since I was a teenager. It’s...


    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...

    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...


    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...


    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...


    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...


    Grandma’s Orange Rolls

    6 reviews

    Both our two children and grandchildren love these fine-textured sweet rolls. We have our own orange, lime and grapefruit trees,...

    Spiced Apricot Baked Oatmeal

    1 review

    Eat these spiced oatmeal squares while they're still warm for a cozy morning treat. I freeze mine in single servings...


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    Quiche Pastry Cups

    3 reviews

    My grandmother used to make egg cup surprises for family brunches on special occasions. The added fillings were always a...


    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...


    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...


    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...


    Homemade Pierogi

    18 reviews

    Pierogi, dumplings stuffed with a filling, make for a wonderful change-of-pace side dish. —Diane Gawrys, Manchester, Tennessee


    Six-Cheese Lasagna

    7 reviews

    No one will ever guess how easy this hearty lasagna is to make. No-boil noodles and prepared spaghetti sauce save...


    Chocolate Cutout Cookies

    9 reviews

    I love gingerbread cookies, but my grandchildren don't like the ginger flavor. Now I use chocolate and watch them smile...

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    Chicken Crescent Wreath

    31 reviews

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


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    Chocolate Gingerbread Yule Log

    3 reviews

    If you’ve tasted a yule log sponge cake, you’ll love this version with fresh ginger and spices. The holiday stunner...


    Pecan Tassies

    18 reviews

    These tarts are very good for parties and special occasions. You'll probably want to double the recipe, because they'll disappear...


    Chinese Meatballs

    1 review

    These were a huge hit at a cookout I attended recently! You can use two tablespoons of chopped crystallized ginger...


    Hungarian Walnut Cookies

    7 reviews

    As a child, I always looked forward to eating these goodies at Christmastime. Now I make them for my own...


    Vanilla-Butter Sugar Cookies

    33 reviews

    These are one of my favorite cookies to bake for Christmas. The dough recipe is versatile and you can use...