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PB & Banana French Toast Bake

This is a nice treat for breakfast or brunch. Peanut butter is tasty and full of protein. Spread jam or honey on your slices instead of maple syrup for a fruity change.—Raymonde Bourgeois, Swastika, Ontario

Ramen Noodle Cranberry Coleslaw

The deep red of the cranberries and red cabbage makes this a perfect fit for a Christmas spread. Adults and...


Rosemary Pork with Cherry-Pistachio Topping

Thirty years ago, my new mother-in-law asked me to do something with a large frozen pork loin being served for...


Spiced Rum Fruitcake

1 review

This fruitcake not only can be made weeks ahead, it tastes better that way! You can substitute Brazil nuts, pecans...


Sour Cream Raisin Pie

A hint of lemon gives extra zing to the creamy pudding-and-raisin filling in this homey dessert. Topped off with sweetened...

Date Pecan Fudge

1 review

As a new bride, my Texas-born mother made this recipe to remind her of home. Now, when I make the...


Cranberry-Pistachio Sticky Buns

2 reviews

Looking for a fantastic brunch item? Then try these ooey-gooey good sticky buns. They use frozen roll dough and couldn't...

Tangy Cherry Relish

This flavorful blend of cherries, onion, green pepper and carrot perks up chicken or turkey nicely. When my mom served...


Overnight Cranberry-Eggnog Coffee Cake

8 reviews

To use up leftover eggnog, cranberries and pecans from the holiday season, I added them to a classic coffee cake...


Homemade Banana Split Ice Cream

1 review

Summer celebrations with my family aren't complete until I dish out tasty homemade ice cream. This recipe from my mom...


Cranberry Pear Chutney

3 reviews

My husband, Jack, is a diabetic who likes to round out a meal with this lovely sauce. The ingredients in...

Banana Pancakes with Berries

3 reviews

Field editor Katie Sloan from Charlotte, North Carolina writes, "With strawberries, banana and a good buttermilk batter, this is my...


Quick Cranberry Chutney

2 reviews

Its beautiful ruby hue makes this chutney ideal for the holiday season. The interesting mix of ingredients is a zesty...


Pumpkin-Cranberry Breakfast Bake

I love trying new ways to use pumpkin. This bread pudding was a hit with my family for a weekend...


Cherry-Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sally Hook
MONTGOMERY, TEXAS

You can make these marvelous ice cream treats days ahead. Just wrap and freeze! My...


Pear-Stuffed French Toast with Brie, Cranberries & Pecans

2 reviews

This French toast is stuffed with fresh pears, dried cranberries, pecans, Brie and cream cheese. It's an easy overnight recipe...

Fruit ‘n’ Spice Rounds

5 reviews

While I was looking for a way to use up an abundance of dates, I came across this recipe. Made...


Apricot Pinwheel Cookies

3 reviews

My grandmother always made these cookies for the holidays. The recipe has been passed down through generations to me, and...


Cherry Pear Conserve

I use pears harvested from my own trees to make this conserve. I love it combined with cream cheese and...


Fig-Filled Cookies

2 reviews

Family and friends know I have a fondness for Christmas cookies. Each year after Thanksgiving, they begin asking when the...


Poteca Cake

5 reviews

“Rock Springs is home to 56 nationalities, and this recipe showcases its Slavic heritage. It’s one of my favorite ethnic...


Cranberry-Apple French Toast

3 reviews

My husband's breakfast club at work raves about this make-ahead French toast. Pop it in the oven in the morning...


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...


Rustic Cranberry & Orange Bread

3 reviews

Studded with cranberries, slices of pretty bread make the perfect holiday brunch treat. —Megumi Garcia, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Fig & Wine-Sauced Chicken Kabobs

1 review

The well-balanced blend of flavors in these kabobs make them extra special. Figs give the dish a beautiful fruity quality.—Barbara...


Flank Steak with Cranberry Chimichurri

Chimichurri is an Argentinean herb sauce that's serve with grilled meats. The addition of cranberries makes this version not only...


Cherry-Pecan Icebox Cookies

5 reviews

During the holiday season, I keep a roll of dough for these crisp cookies in the freezer. It's nice to...


Great-Grandma’s Prune Roll

1 review

Here's an old-fashioned favorite that's sure to bring back memories of home cooking. The vanilla glaze adds a perfect hint...


Aunt Murna’s Jam Cake

3 reviews

I remember Aunt Murna telling me that she created her jam cake recipe as a young girl. She made improvements...


Honey Bran Muffins

6 reviews

Meet the Cook: There's a deliciously different taste to these muffins, thanks to the pineapple juice and raisins they contain....