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Gruyere and Crab Palmiers

I keep these little bursts of flavor in my freezer so they can be pulled out and popped into the oven whenever needed. Crab, pancetta and Gruyere make a sophisticated, elegant appetizer, and you can make your own variations on the filling. Try chicken and pesto, or a Mediterranean version with spinach and feta. —Grace Voltolina, Westport, Connecticut

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...


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...


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....


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Mom’s Buttermilk Biscuits

10 reviews

These fluffy biscuits are so tasty slathered with butter or used to mop up every last drop of gravy off...

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...


Tomato-Basil Pull-Apart Rolls

1 review

My nephew helped me create these soft and colorful rolls. He named them “wheelies” because the spiral shapes reminded him...

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...


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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...


Mashed Cauliflower au Gratin

20 reviews

Unless someone tells you, you might not know you're eating cauliflower. Even my grandchildren love this buttery, cheesy, creamy dish...


Lime Shortbread with Dried Cherries

22 reviews

This fresh, sweet-tart cookie also works with dried cranberries and orange zest. I freeze the dough for up to a...

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...


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...


Easy Batter Rolls

13 reviews

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


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,...