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Quinoa, Fresh Fig & Honey-Balsamic Parfaits

This quinoa yogurt parfait is special to me because of its wholesome ingredients. Quinoa is gluten-free, which is good for those who have food allergies, like my daughter. And I love fresh ripe figs when they are in season. Enjoy this for breakfast or dessert. —Dawn Hutchins, St. Johns, Florida

Spiced Cranberry Glogg

Years ago, a friend of mine shared her easy recipe for glogg. Simmered on the stove, it'll warm up everyone...


Steamed Pork and Shrimp Dumplings

2 reviews

These delicious dumplings are perfect finger food. Pick them up by the stem, dunk them in dipping sauce and enjoy!...


Cranberry-Jalapeno Martini

1 review

I describe this cocktail as slightly tart, a little sassy and completely delicious. I make a big batch when I'm...


Mulled Wine Cordial

Give festive bottles of your own mulled wine to family and friends this Christmas season. They'll love it! You might...

Mini Neapolitan Baked Alaskas

1 review

Surprise—there's ice cream inside these tiny showstoppers! Dinner guests will be thrilled with the pretty presentation. —Taste of Home Test...


Jellied Champagne Dessert

14 reviews

This refreshing dessert looks just like a glass of bubbling champagne.—Vickie McLaughlin, Kingsport, Tennessee

Old-Fashioned Peppermint Taffy

1 review

This taffy brings back many memories of my grandmother. I used to help her every Christmas Eve pull this taffy....


Spicy Cran-Apple Sauce

2 reviews

Delicious way to get extra vitamin C and fiber in my diet! Very high in vitamin C and fiber, this...


Coffee with Cinnamon and Cloves

A quick-and-easy, fall-flavored coffee made with instant granules. What's not to love about this special beverage? —Jill Garn, Charlotte, Michigan


Mulled Red Cider

Red wine gives a rosy glow to this warm beverage. The spices are a wonderful complement to both the wine...

Fig Jam

I have had a love of figs ever since I had an amazing appetizer that used a combination of them...


Pineapple Cider Wassail

1 review

Pineapple juice prevents this hot drink from becoming overly sweet. Skip the rum—without sacrificing flavor—for a beverage that's ideal for...


Butternut Squash and Roasted Pepper Soup

2 reviews

This sweet and savory soup is special to me because it has the warm creamy feeling of home and just...


Sweet & Spicy Pickled Red Seedless Grapes

4 reviews

Most people don't think about grapes when creating a canned pickle recipe. The pickling liquid for these grapes includes red...


Mulled Wine

5 reviews

This mulled wine is soothing and satisfying with a delightful blend of spices warmed to perfection. Refrigerating the wine mixture...

Spicy Seafood Bisque

7 reviews

This spicy soup, featuring shrimp, crabmeat and tomatoes, gets its zip from hot pepper sauce and cayenne pepper. It's easy...