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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

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...


After-Christmas Empanadas

1 review

Turn your leftovers into tasty empanadas using refrigerated pie pastry. We make these savory pastries and freeze them for a...


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....


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,...

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


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Mini Sausage Pies

4 reviews

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

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...


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...


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,...


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,...

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...


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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Turkey Potpies

85 reviews

With its golden brown crust and scrumptious filling, these comforting turkey potpies will warm you down to your toes. Because...