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Apple-Pear Compote

Apples and pears are almost always popular, so this warm, comforting dessert recipe is great for potlucks or other get-togethers. I also like to add raisins or chopped nuts to the compote, and for a more adult flavor I add 1/3 cup brandy or rum.—Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

Hearty Baked Potato Soup

2 reviews

I got this recipe from my aunt, a great cook. Topped with bacon, cheese and chives, this soup tastes just...


Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup

2 reviews

I got this golden soup recipe from a friend. Sometimes I add a few slices of red pepper to change...


Hoisin Meatballs

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


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...