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    Pumpkin Pie Marshmallows

    Love pumpkin spice lattes? Let these pale orange, fall-flavored marshmallows slowly melt in your favorite hot coffee or cocoa. Pure bliss! —Jennifer Rodriguez, West Jordan, UT

    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...


    Mashed Potato Cups

    25 reviews

    This recipe makes a tasty side dish that's a nice alternative to the standard potatoes or rice. —Jill Hancock, Nashua,...


    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...


    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....


    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,...

    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...


    Cider Turkey Soup

    4 reviews

    We suggest saving the turkey carcass from your Thanksgiving dinner to make this super soup the next day! Apple cider...


    Walnut Zucchini Muffins

    32 reviews

    Shredded zucchini adds makes these walnutty muffins extra tender. If you have lots of zucchini in summer as many of...


    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...

    Spiced Toffee Cookies

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


    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...


    Apple-Pear Compote

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


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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...


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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...

    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...


    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...


    Portobello Risotto with Mascarpone

    Portobello mushrooms add a beefy flavor to this creamy classic. Each serving is topped with soft, buttery mascarpone cheese, which...


    Winter Fruit Macaroons

    3 reviews

    Coconut macaroons with sweetened condensed milk instead of egg whites are my version of a recipe my mom loved. All...


    Hoisin Meatballs

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


    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...


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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...


    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...

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    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...


    Orange Cranberry Bread

    16 reviews

    These moist loaves are packed with the zesty taste of cranberries and orange peel. I suggest serving slices toasted with...


    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...


    Cranberry Orange Sandwich Cookies

    2 reviews

    My sweet-tart cookies make a terrific addition to a holiday dessert tray. I love the creamy orange filling.—Trisha Kruse, Eagle,...


    Freezer Mashed Potatoes

    9 reviews

    Can you freeze mashed potatoes? You bet you can! I always make these potatoes and give them to my kids...