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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

    Gruyere and Crab Palmiers

    I keep these little bursts of flavor in my freezer so they can be pulled out and popped into the...


    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...


    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....


    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...

    Apple-Pear Compote

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


    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...


    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...


    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...

    Spiced Toffee Cookies

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


    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...


    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...


    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...


    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...


    Portobello Risotto with Mascarpone

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


    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...


    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...


    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...

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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...


    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...


    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...


    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...


    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...