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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

    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...


    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...


    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...


    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,...

    Turkey Gnocchi Soup

    6 reviews

    While trying to find a creative use for leftover turkey, we decided to add gnocchi instead of noodles. My 8-year-old...


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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...

    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...


    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...


    Spiced Toffee Cookies

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

    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...


    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...


    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...


    Pumpkin-Spice Sugar Cookies

    2 reviews

    I've been making these quick and easy cookies for over 20 years. They're the first to go at our annual...


    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...

    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...


    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...


    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...


    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...


    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...


    Cranberry Layer Cake

    66 reviews

    I adapted a Bundt cake recipe to create this layer cake. Cranberries, walnuts and homemade frosting make it taste so...


    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...


    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...

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    Skinny Turkey-Vegetable Soup

    15 reviews

    The blend of flavors and colors in this hearty soup will bring everyone at the table back for more. —Charlotte...


    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,...


    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,...


    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...


    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...