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    Vegan Popcorn Seasoning

    This vegan popcorn seasoning will have everyone wanting more! It is a perfect base for experimenting with your favorite flavorings. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Citrus Cantaloupe Butter

    This sweet, chunky cantaloupe butter gets its warm spice flavor from the cinnamon. Orange sections and lime juice give it...

    Mustard Barbecue Shaved Ham

    This recipe makes enough ham sandwiches to feed a crowd and is so easy to put together. Have your butcher...

    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...

    Lemon and Coriander Greek Yogurt

    You'll be surprised how easy it is to make homemade Greek yogurt. Flavored with lemon and coriander, it's amazing on...

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    Best Ever Sweet Pickles

    3 reviews

    I pack away homegrown cucumbers every summer. This recipe is based on the pickled veggies in Brown Eggs and Jam...

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    Picnic Fried Chicken

    16 reviews

    For our family, it's not a picnic unless there's fried chicken! Chicken, deviled eggs and potato salad are all musts...

    Candied Citrus

    1 review

    This tart and sweet candied citrus is so easy to make, and it adds a zippy pop to drinks, desserts...

    Creamed Pearl Onions

    12 reviews

    When our children were small, we always celebrated Christmas at our house. This was one of many recipes I relied...

    Easy Homemade Pickles

    5 reviews

    My husband grows cucumbers, garlic and dill in the garden and eagerly waits for me to make these homemade pickles....

    Carne Adovada Sopes

    2 reviews

    I call this "dude food," as my husband and son would eat this weekly. The tender pork is great. —Johnna...

    Swiss Cheese Potatoes

    11 reviews

    You’ll find a dish like this in German-Swiss restaurants, but it’s super simple to pull together at home. —Wolfgang Hanau,...

    Favorite Bread & Butter Pickles

    2 reviews

    I made these pickles while growing up and love them because you can eat them with just about anything. Now,...

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    Chicken Potpie Soup

    54 reviews

    My grandmother hand-wrote a cookbook; she created this amazing pie crust, and I added the delicious soup for it. —Karen...

    Ham and Bean Chowder

    13 reviews

    Meet the Cook: We also call this 2-Day Bean Chowder, since it can be started in the afternoon, chilled overnight...

    Refrigerator Dill Pickles

    47 reviews

    Easy and economical, Refrigerator Dill Pickles are tangy, zesty and crispy. No one will believe you made them yourself! —Jake...

    Spicy Lamb Curry

    I've tweaked this curry over the years using a blend of aromatic spices. Fenugreek seeds can be found in specialty...

    Homemade Beef Broth

    8 reviews

    Roasting soup bones in the oven first gives hearty beef flavor to this basic beef stock. In addition to soups,...

    Three Potato Salad

    11 reviews

    This pretty salad - made with white, red and sweet potatoes - tastes as good as it looks. The mild...

    Spicy Bavarian Beer Mustard

    2 reviews

    Here's a gift that has bite! This spicy beer mustard is great with pretzels or as a condiment for bratwurst....

    Refrigerator Garden Pickles

    6 reviews

    Canning isn't necessary for these crisp-tender, tangy pickles. Keep them in the fridge and eat them up within a month....

    Watermelon Rind Pickles

    5 reviews

    "Waste not, want not" has always been smart advice—especially when it produces picked watermelon rind that's so refreshing. —Taste of...

    German Noodle Bake

    3 reviews

    This is a recipe I serve each year for my holiday open house because everyone looks for it. Store-bought noodles...

    Classic Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

    41 reviews

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

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    Strawberry-Kiwi Jam

    3 reviews

    My family always gives jams and jellies as gifts and everyone appreciates it. Strawberries and kiwi make a wonderful combination....

    Luscious Blueberry Jam

    5 reviews

    This perfectly spreadable blueberry jam boasts a beautiful dark color with a sweet, seasonal flavor. —Karen Haen, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

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    Creamy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

    89 reviews

    With five different dairy products, you know this make-ahead mashed potato casserole is going to be super rich and, of...

    Homemade Ragu Sauce

    12 reviews

    "My family loves homemade spaghetti sauce and this one is a big hit. I always make sure to serve this...

    Contest-Winning Ham and Bean Soup

    11 reviews

    I learned to make this soup when we lived in Pennsylvania near several Amish families. It’s a great way to...

    Beer and Pretzel Caramels

    3 reviews

    Beer and pretzels are a natural combination—mix them with smooth caramel and you have an awesome candy. The guys will...