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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

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...


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...


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....


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...

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...


Porcini Mac & Cheese

5 reviews

This recipe was inspired by a mushroom mac and cheese I had at a local restaurant. I incorporated the fall...

Orange Cranberry Bread

15 reviews

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


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,...


Harvest Squash Casserole

1 review

This is a healthy recipe flavored with autumn cranberries and pecans. It goes very well with a roasted turkey and...


Mediterranean Pastry Pinwheels

6 reviews

These quick appetizers are irresistible. The flavors of sun-dried tomatoes and pesto balance beautifully. —Kristen Heigl, Staten Island, New York

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...


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...


Walnut Zucchini Muffins

31 reviews

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


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...


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...

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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...


Pumpkin Lasagna

60 reviews

I especially like this comforting fall dish because it's vegetarian. Even friends who aren't big fans of pumpkin are surprised...


Creamless Creamy Squash Soup

2 reviews

Here's my go-to recipe for family and friends' get-togethers. One time, my niece devoured three bowls of it and we...


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...


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...


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...


Wild Rice Bread with Sunflower Seeds

2 reviews

I loved skipping the boring school cafeteria meals and going to my grandma’s house for lunch. She spent most of...


Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon-Apple Topping

4 reviews

When these pumpkin pancakes are on the griddle, people flock to the kitchen. Grab a spoon and top each stack...

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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 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,...


Buttermilk Pumpkin Waffles

15 reviews

My girlfriend loves pumpkin, so I enjoy making these for her on cool Sunday mornings. —Charles Insler, Silver Spring, Maryland


Garlic-Herb Braid

23 reviews

Savory flavors of rosemary, dill, garlic and basil blend beautifully in this homey loaf that goes with almost any main...


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....


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...