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    Spiced Amaretto Cranberry Sauce

    Looking for a cranberry sauce recipe with amaretto? Amaretto elevates this classic holiday side. The almond flavor supplies a unique note that will have people guessing what you've added. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

    Air Fryer Hard-Boiled Eggs

    1 review

    This is a wonderful alternative to boiling eggs on the stovetop. These air-fryer hard-boiled eggs are just as easy and...


    Smoky Vegan Bacon

    1 review

    This vegan bacon recipe is a must for any meatless eater! You won't believe how similar it is to the...


    Mean Green Smoothie Bowls

    This delicious bright green smoothie bowl recipe contains powerful antioxidants. Top with cucumber slices and fresh parsley sprigs for a...


    Orange Cranberry Sauce

    In about 20 minutes, with just a few ingredients, you can have the freshest cranberry orange sauce you've ever tasted....

    No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bars

    These peanut butter energy bars are made with natural ingredients, and there's no baking required! You can substitute sunflower seeds...


    Chimichurri Baked Flounder

    1 review

    Chimichurri is a tasty uncooked sauce made from fresh herbs. I love it over any type of fish, but especially...

    Salsa Corn

    3 reviews

    All you'll need for this corn salsa recipe is corn and pico de gallo—a simple and effective solution for last-minute...


    Bacon and Garlic Sugar Snap Peas

    This flavorful side dish calls for only four ingredients! Feel free to use fresh sugar snap peas if you'd like....


    Pressure-Cooker Simple Poached Salmon

    I love this recipe because it’s healthy and almost effortless. The salmon always cooks to perfection and is ready in...


    Pressure-Cooker Apple Pie Steel-Cut Oatmeal

    I absolutely love this one-dish oatmeal. The steel-cut oats have so much flavor and texture. My family loves to sprinkle...

    Balsamic-Glazed Zucchini

    1 review

    I am a member of a community supported agriculture farm. I once received the most delicious garlic and garden-fresh zucchini...


    Grilled Asparagus with Tangerine Dressing

    My family's favorite way to eat asparagus is when it has been grilled. It gets such a tasty smokey flavor.—Tracy...


    Penne with Edible Flowers

    Our home economists color a flavorful side dish with pretty purple chive blossoms and the petals of edible flowers. Serve...


    Herbed Green Beans with Onion

    A few simple seasonings are all that's needed to dress up fresh green beans. The vibrant color is an eye-catching...


    Summertime Orzo Salad

    This salad comes together quickly and combines the flavors of fruit with Asian ingredients. Many friends and family members have...

    Colorful Vegetable Medley

    1 review

    Here's a tasty way to get your daily veggies. Our Test Kitchen sprinkled this crisp-tender medley with fresh parsley, lemon...


    Asian Sweet-and-Sour Zucchini

    1 review

    Serve this Asian-flavored side dish with teriyaki-marinated pork tenderloin or chicken.


    Apricot-Ginger Asparagus

    Our Test Kitchen home economists blend apricot preserves and a few simple seasonings to dress up tender asparagus spears. This...


    Chicken ‘n’ Rice with Apricot Sauce

    A sweet and spicy apricot sauce gives lots of flavor to my tender chicken entree. It's especially fast because it's...


    Veggie Steak Fajitas

    1 review

    Since I used to live in Mexico, I love re-creating the flavors I enjoyed there. This is one of my...


    Pan-Fried Catfish

    Nestled in a skillet with colorful, nutritious carrots and spinach, this catfish fillet comes out perfectly moist. This meal is...


    Fruited Oatmeal

    These combined ingredients turn out a comforting flavorful combination. It seems like an unusual mix, but the fruits and taste...


    Hearty Tomato-Zucchini Pasta

    The hearty taste of fresh ingredients makes this delicious as any you'll find in a fancy restaurant. I'm sure your...

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    Italian Style Green Beans

    Fresh green beans and mushrooms star in this pretty dish from Gloria Warczak of Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Lightly coated with olive...


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    Cauliflower Puree with Onions

    This cauliflower dish from Becky Oliver of Fairplay, Colorado is creamy, tasty and has the appearance and texture of mashed...


    Peachy-Orange Glazed Carrots

    These beautifully glazed baby carrots from Nella Parker in Hersey, Michigan are dressed up enough for any holiday feast. The...


    Fruity Acorn Squash

    6 reviews

    Here's an out-of-the-ordinary side dish that really perks up a fall menu.


    Giant Mushroom Burger

    Janice Delagrange from Mt. Airy, Maryland adds mushrooms and onion to well-seasoned lean ground beef before forming it into one...


    Confetti Potato Pancakes

    1 review

    "My husband's family is Irish, and his mother makes potato pancakes quite often," writes Betsy McDaniels of Colfax, Illinois. "I...