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    Million Dollar Cake

    Pineapple and mandarin oranges give this easy cake a refreshing, tropical twist. With cake mix and pudding mix as ingredients, it is a breeze to put together when you're short on prep time. Plus, it needs to chill before serving, so it's a perfect make-ahead dessert for potlucks and parties! —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Oreo Mousse Cake

    Oreo mousse cake is so simple to put together, but it tastes as decadent as fancy restaurant desserts. Have fun...


    Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

    1 review

    Don't be shy about loading up the spices and shredded chicken for this recipe. Slow-cooker chicken tortilla soup tastes amazing...


    Minty Avocado Christmas Cookies

    Best known in the Southwest, avocado cookies are becoming more popular now that avocados are available year-round. These minty cookies...


    Loaded Cowboy Queso

    1 review

    Loaded Cowboy Queso is the ultimate football dip! This easy appetizer loaded with cheese, beer, black beans, tomatoes and sausage...

    Amish Macaroni Salad

    This Amish macaroni salad is a crowd favorite. It's supposed to be sweet, but you can lessen the sugar to...


    Pumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate

    Pumpkin pie vodka hot chocolate is the ultimate holiday cocktail. Made in a slow cooker and perfect for feeding a...

    One-Pot Coconut Curry Lentil Soup

    2 reviews

    This curry soup might be vegan, but it's still as creamy as ever. If you prefer a meatier bowl, toss...


    Patriotic Pepper Platter

    Cream cheese stuffed peppers are easy to make, easy to travel with and wonderful to eat at room temperature. This...


    Sea Salt Sticks

    1 review

    When my daughter was in school, her class had a recipe exchange party. The kids would bring something to eat...


    Spicy Roasted Carrot Hummus

    2 reviews

    This is a wonderful appetizer for Easter, Mother’s Day or any spring gathering. The roasted carrots give this hummus such...

    Amish Vanilla Pie

    We live in rural northern Indiana where we have several Amish communities. I found this recipe in our local paper...



    Power Breakfast Sandwich

    1 review

    When you're looking for a quick breakfast on the go, I always love to have these made and waiting in...


    Avocado-Lime Ranch Dressing

    3 reviews

    This avocado lime ranch dressing is a Chick-fil-A copycat recipe. This version has no sugar added, is half the calories...


    Pina Colada Lush

    6 reviews

    Pina colada lush is such a fantastic warm weather dessert—it's so light and refreshing, and a breeze to make! I...

    Bourbon and Cornflakes Ice Cream

    1 review

    Humphry Slocombe, a small San Francisco chain, serves scoops of Secret Breakfast—a rich and boozy vanilla-based ice cream. Even (and...


    Easy Pickled Apples

    These easy pickled apples are perfect alongside a pork entree or salad, or with a charcuterie cheese board. —Rashanda Cobbins,...


    Instant Pot Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

    1 review

    I adapted my favorite cheesecake recipe to work in the Instant Pot. The texture was so incredible, I may never...


    Air-Fryer Garlic and Wine Lamb Chops

    This recipe is special to me because the flavor reminds me of my mother's lamb roast that cooks all day....


    Creamy Strawberry Icebox Cake

    My family loves this icebox cake for two reasons: First, it is a delicious way to use strawberries at their...


    Slow-Cooker Spiral Ham

    My family loves when I make this slow-cooker spiral ham. I'm not sure which they love more though: eating it...


    Slow-Cooker Caramelized Onions

    2 reviews

    Slow-cooker caramelized onions will make any meal taste better. Toss them on a burger or sandwich, or in scrambled eggs...


    Cafe Rio Copycat Pork Bowls

    My friends are big fans of Cafe Rio's sweet pork tacos, so I came up with this version to eat...


    Apple-Walnut Bread Pudding

    Bread pudding is one of those desserts that you basically can throw anything into. It's the kitchen sink of desserts....

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    Air-Fryer Cheesecake

    This air-fryer cheesecake is something I've been making and perfecting for years. My daughter insisted it be served...


    Slow-Cooker Pinto Beans

    I love pinto beans, but I always feel the flavor can easily turn too bland. I added a little this...


    Slow-Cooker Oxtail Soup

    3 reviews

    This wonderfully rich slow-cooker oxtail soup will warm your soul and your taste buds. Oxtail stew is a favorite family...