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    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 of pumpkin helps to make the soup creamy and smooth, while the coconut milk adds a light sweetness. I love to make this soup as the seasons change! —Audrey Fell, Nashville, Tennessee

    Gruyere and Crab Palmiers

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


    Crisp Moroccan Appetizer Rolls

    I love the distinctive flavors of Moroccan food. I’ve also experimented many times with spring roll wrappers, so I decided...


    Spiced Toffee Cookies

    I bake these cookies for family gatherings because my crowd likes cookies thin and chewy with a crispy exterior. The...


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    Easy Oatmeal Cream Pies

    3 reviews

    These easy cookies use only five ingredients and taste very similar to a store-bought cookie. Of course, everything's better from...

    Apple-Pear Compote

    Apples and pears are almost always popular, so this warm, comforting dessert recipe is great for potlucks or other get-togethers....


    Slow-Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

    Much of the work for this soup can be done in advance, and it keeps all day in the slow...

    Chocolate Mincemeat Bars

    1 review

    What would the holidays be without mincemeat for dessert? Even people who say they don’t care for the taste will...


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    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...


    Banana Wheat Bread

    6 reviews

    A subtle banana flavor comes through in this moist whole wheat loaf. Flecked with poppy seeds, the sweet slices are...


    Cranberry Pecan Tassies

    4 reviews

    A traditional pecan tassie is a small tart with nuts. This holiday version adds cranberries. How festive! —Peggy West, Georgetown,...

    Delicious Pumpkin Bread

    77 reviews

    An enticing aroma wafts through my house when this tender cake-like pumpkin bread is in the oven. I bake extra...


    Sage & Prosciutto Pinwheels

    3 reviews

    I love, love, love to make appetizers and I especially like this recipe because I can make the rolls ahead,...


    Honey Spice Bread

    25 reviews

    The texture of this bread is almost like a cake, so I usually serve slices of it for dessert. The...


    Meatballs with Cranberry Dipping Sauce

    1 review

    With their cranberry dipping sauce, these no-fuss appetizer meatballs make use of traditional Thanksgiving ingredients, so they're ideal around the...


    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...

    Cranberry Layer Cake

    66 reviews

    I adapted a Bundt cake recipe to create this layer cake. Cranberries, walnuts and homemade frosting make it taste so...


    Cranberry Brie Pinwheels

    10 reviews

    People may wonder when you found the time to make these crisp, flaky pinwheels—but they’re really quite easy to do....


    Green Bean Casserole Stuffed Mushrooms

    3 reviews

    Green bean casserole is one of our must-haves for Thanksgiving dinner, but it needed updating. This bite-sized version gets fun...


    Texas Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    17 reviews

    These creamy potatoes get their flavor burst from garlic and caramelized onions. Their savory goodness makes any meal better. —Richard...


    Favorite Cheesy Potatoes

    3 reviews

    My family loves these potatoes. I make a large batch in disposable pans and serve them at all our get-togethers....


    Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread

    44 reviews

    Cinnamon and raisins bring heartwarming flavor to this mildly sweet bread. It's ideal for an on-the-go breakfast or a quick...


    Vanilla-Butter Sugar Cookies

    32 reviews

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


    Hoisin Meatballs

    These meatballs are braised in hoisin sauce and cabernet sauvignon for a delicious, rich sauce. If you prefer not to...

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    Butternut-Gouda Pot Stickers

    1 review

    My family can't get enough butternut squash. I had some left over, so I used pot sticker wraps and veggies...


    Creamy Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

    4 reviews

    "These nicely seasoned potatoes are so fresh-tasting and creamy that there's no need for extra butter or gravy," writes Natalie...


    Best Ever Crescent Rolls

    6 reviews

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


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    Mini Sausage Pies

    5 reviews

    The simple ingredients and family-friendly flavor of these little sausage cups make them a go-to dinner favorite. And everyone gets...


    Cherry Pistachio Cookies

    2 reviews

    Dried cherries, crunchy nuts, bits of orange, white chocolate—there's a lot to love in this cookie! It's very different from...


    Mashed Potatoes with a Kick

    3 reviews

    A handful of ingredients, a pot and a bowl are all you need to quickly make a great side that...