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    Classic Au Jus

    After roasting prime rib, don't throw out those pan juices! Those drippings are the key to making this flavorful juice...


    Buttery Mashed Potatoes

    2 reviews

    These creamy, buttery mashed potatoes use simple ingredients. The tricks are to use Yukon Gold potatoes and then to warm...


    Bread Pudding Pie

    4 reviews

    This unique dessert is a bread pudding-pie combo. It was created by my paternal grandmother's family. They had a farm...


    Fireball Pumpkin Pie

    1 review

    This Fireball pumpkin pie recipe takes the traditional fall dessert to a whole new level. Try adding whipped cream or...

    Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

    After making some delicious dessert bars, I was determined to turn the recipe into a chocolate peppermint cheesecake. This festive...


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    Stamped Cutout Cookies

    Rich, buttery sugar cookie cutouts like these never last long at a party. They're one of my favorite homemade Christmas...

    Cinnamon Twirl Cookies

    10 reviews

    These rolled cookies are tasty and fun to make with your family. The sugary mixture of walnuts and cinnamon is...


    Spicy Cranberry Salsa

    This beautiful holiday dish is a big hit at our house. We serve it on wheat or other crispy crackers....


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    Yogurt-Ricotta Cheesecake

    1 review

    I have always liked Italian ricotta cheesecakes, but they have too much sugar for me. I made a light version,...


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    Apple Butter Biscuit Breakfast Bake

    5 reviews

    My grandmother created this recipe to use up the leftovers from Christmas Eve dinner. By combining leftover ham and biscuits...

    Baby Swiss Appetizer Cheesecake

    1 review

    This beautiful cheesecake appetizer can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving, so it's the perfect make-ahead recipe for...


    Make-Ahead Eggs Benedict Toast Cups

    2 reviews

    When I was growing up, we had a family tradition of having eggs Benedict with champagne and orange juice for...


    Root Vegetable Pave

    5 reviews

    This is a stunning side dish to serve company. The robust blend features earthy root vegetables in a lightly herbed...


    Overnight Baked Oatmeal

    26 reviews

    My husband and I spent a long weekend at a bed-and-breakfast not far from our home. The owners shared this...


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    Ice Cream Kolachkes

    21 reviews

    These sweet pastries have Polish and Czech roots and can also be spelled "kolaches." They are usually filled with poppy...

    Burnt Custard

    4 reviews

    The recipe for this smooth-as-silk custard came from a local restaurant years ago. With its broiled topping it looks pretty...


    Pear Tart

    15 reviews

    My sister-in-law brought this pretty pastry to dinner one night, and we all went back for seconds. It is truly...


    Pineapple Pie with Coconut Cream

    1 review

    You’ll find pineapples and coconuts everywhere in the South Pacific, so we play them up in this creamy cool pineapple...


    Southern Pralines

    9 reviews

    This recipe is truly Southern, and it's been a family favorite for years. I've packed many a Christmas tin with...


    Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

    21 reviews

    My mom always had these cookies on hand. They're so good with a cup of hot chocolate, coffee or milk....


    Chocolate Truffles

    17 reviews

    You may be tempted to save these chocolate truffles for a special occasion since these smooth, creamy chocolates are divine....


    Sugar-Free Chocolate Fudge

    3 reviews

    I'm borderline diabetic, but this sugar-free fudge made with sugar substitute appeases my sweet tooth. —Kaye Hartley, Jacksonville, Florida


    Hard Maple Candy

    2 reviews

    During the war, the women at my grandmother's church would donate sugar rations throughout the year so they'd have enough...

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    Pressure Cooker Boeuf Bourguignon

    2 reviews

    I've wanted to make beef Burgundy ever since I got one of Julia Child's cookbooks, but I wanted to find...


    Molded Cranberry-Orange Salad

    19 reviews

    When I take this dish to potlucks during the holidays, people always ooh and aah. Feel free to top with...


    Classic Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

    42 reviews

    These make-ahead mashed potatoes save me a ton of time on Christmas day. No more frantically whipping the potatoes while...


    Caramel French Toast

    13 reviews

    "This delicious breakfast has been a favorite of mine for years," raves Sherri-Jo Capodiferro of Brightwaters, New York. "I like...


    Pistachio Cream Cheese Cookies

    11 reviews

    My son-in-law is a big fan of pistachios. He looks forward to these buttery cookies at holiday time, but I...


    Original Brown Butter Refrigerator Cookies

    1 review

    These tasty, crispy cookies, from Ione Diekfuss of Muskego, Wisconsin, won Country Woman's first-ever recipe contest, back in December 1970....