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    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 Warf of Spring Lake, North Carolina. "I freeze them in individual and family servings for added convenience."

    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....


    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...

    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...


    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...


    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...


    Pumpkin Pie Marshmallows

    Love pumpkin spice lattes? Let these pale orange, fall-flavored marshmallows slowly melt in your favorite hot coffee or cocoa. Pure...


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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...


    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...

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    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...


    Cranberry Pecan Tassies

    4 reviews

    A traditional pecan tassie is a small tart with nuts. This holiday version adds cranberries. How festive! —Peggy West, Georgetown,...


    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...


    Gingersnap Pumpkin Cake

    14 reviews

    It just so happened that on the first day that really felt like fall, we were getting together with friends....


    Pecan Tassies

    17 reviews

    These tarts are very good for parties and special occasions. You'll probably want to double the recipe, because they'll disappear...


    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,...