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    Quinoa, Fresh Fig and Honey-Balsamic Parfait

    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

    Cashew Cheese

    1 review

    Spread this vegan cashew cheese on crackers, layer it on a toasted bagel or serve it with fresh vegetables. It...


    Pressure-Cooker Black-Eyed Peas with Ham

    1 review

    Here's a regional favorite I grew to love after moving to the South, pressure-cooker black-eyed peas. You'll never want to...


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    Moist Turkey Sausage Stuffing

    1 review

    With tangy apricots and turkey sausage, this stuffing is a terrific mix of sweet and savory. —Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour...


    Orange-Glazed Pork Loin

    15 reviews

    This is one of the best pork recipes I've ever tried. My family looks forward to this roast for dinner,...

    Wilted Spinach Salad with Butternut Squash

    3 reviews

    Make quick work of peeling butternut squash. First, prick it with a fork and give it 45 seconds in the...


    Peach Bruschetta

    As a starter or light snack, this bruschetta is a wonderful way to savor the season with just a bite...

    Mini Italian Frittatas

    I created this recipe when my friends and I had a picnic breakfast. I wanted an egg meal that was...


    Roasted Carrots with Cilantro-Walnut Pesto

    Lightly baked and lightly flavored, this carrot dish uses cilantro, walnuts, olive oil, garlic, parsley, Parmesan cheese and basil. —Aysha...


    Orange Appeal

    2 reviews

    Oranges add color and great taste to winter meals! This dish looks very bright and appealing served in a glass...


    Spicy Apple Tea

    Ideal for a chilly winter’s day, this comforting beverage is one of my slow-cooker staples. It’ll warm you from head...

    Holiday Brussels Sprouts

    3 reviews

    Make Brussels sprouts special with peas, celery and, of course, bacon. The recipe doubles easily if needed. —Jodie Beckman, Council...


    Apple Fennel Salad

    1 review

    This fennel salad is a favorite of my wife's. Preserved lemon may be difficult to find, but the salad is...


    Goat Cheese Mushrooms

    3 reviews

    Stuffed mushrooms are superstars in the hot appetizer category. I use baby portobello mushrooms and load them with creamy goat...


    Portobello & Green Bean Saute

    1 review

    I think the key to tasty veggies is simplicity: everyday ingredients combined to be fantastic. The bouillon has enough salt...


    Truly Tasty Turnips with Greens

    2 reviews

    This savory dish is a hit at every church dinner. Adjust the seasonings as you please to make the recipe...

    Asparagus with Horseradish Dip

    2 reviews

    This is a great hot weather party dip. Serve asparagus on a decorative platter with lemon wedges on the side...


    Cranberry-Pineapple Gelatin Mold

    This cranberry mold has become a tradition in our home during the holidays. You can use a blender to combine...


    Broccoli with Garlic, Bacon & Parmesan

    5 reviews

    My approach to this broccoli is to cook it slowly in the seasonings so the garlic blends with smoky bacon....


    Roasted Beef Tenderloin

    2 reviews

    An overnight marinade provides a savory seasoning for this tenderloin. I've served this simple elegant roast on many special occasions....


    Italian Green Beans and Mushrooms

    1 review

    Enhance your menu anytime using this flavorful recipe. Toasted almonds add crunch to the medley of green beans and mushrooms.


    California Wassail

    Here’s a healthy and delicious warm punch that’s a cozy way to welcome family and friends in from the cold...


    Brussels Sprouts & Quinoa Salad

    1 review

    With Brussels sprouts for the green and cranberries for the red, I make a cheery Christmastime salad. Refreshing and versatile,...


    Smoky Cauliflower Bites

    4 reviews

    These healthy little treats work well as a side or as fun bite size appetizers. Roasting the cauliflower adds...

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    Orange Pomegranate Salmon

    2 reviews

    A colorful, festive salmon dish makes an impressive addition to your holiday table—and it is as delicious as it is...


    Garbanzo-Stuffed Mini Peppers

    6 reviews

    Mini peppers are so colorful and are the perfect size for a two-bite appetizer. They have all the crunch of...


    Easy & Elegant Tenderloin Roast

    7 reviews

    I love the simplicity of this easy beef tenderloin recipe. Olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper—just add the tenderloin and...


    Italian Vinaigrette

    6 reviews

    What are all those specks and spices in your Italian dressing? You probably have them in your pantry. Create your...


    Spinach with Pine Nuts and Raisins

    A nice side for winter meat entrees, this bright and flavorful dish is a delicious way to get your greens...


    Java-Spice Rub for Pork

    1 review

    Ground coffee is the secret ingredient in this special rub, which could also be used on beef steaks. —Mark Morgan,...