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    Orange Cranberry Sauce

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

    Cranberry-Apple Spritzer

    This is an easy cranberry-apple spritzer to make for your guests for the holidays. Serve it hot or cold. —Courtney...


    Tequila Lime Cranberry Sauce

    This tequila lime cranberry sauce is truly special. The result is amazing for a tiny bit of extra effort. —Colleen...


    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...


    Pressure-Cooker Turkey with Berry Compote

    This delicious dish gives you a way to get all that yummy turkey flavor without heating up the house, and...

    Pressure-Cooker Lentil Pumpkin Soup

    3 reviews

    Plenty of herbs and spices brighten up my hearty pumpkin soup. It?s just the thing we need on nippy days...


    Fruit and Nut Bulgur Pilaf

    My mother made this nutritious side dish all the time when we were growing up. I enhanced the recipe with...

    Slow-Cooker Citrus Carrots

    2 reviews

    These carrots are yummy and so simple. The recipe is from my mom, who tweaked it a bit to suit...


    Pressure Cooker Curried Pumpkin Risotto

    2 reviews

    This easy pumpkin risotto tastes like fall and gets a flavor boost from the curry. —Andrea Reaves, Stephens City, Virginia


    Pressure-Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce

    Homemade applesauce is a breeze in an electric pressure cooker. A few minutes of prep and a short cook time...


    Pressure-Cooker Dressing

    Here’s an easy dressing that’s perfect for special get-togethers. Once it’s in the instant cooker, you’re free to turn your...

    Pressure-Cooker Rosemary Beets

    We’re a family of beet eaters. For a simple side, I use a one-dish cooker and let the beets mellow...


    Pressure-Cooker Herbed Turkey Breasts

    Tender turkey breast is enhanced with an array of flavorful herbs in this juicy, comforting dish. —Laurie Mace, Los Osos,...


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    Yogurt-Ricotta Cheesecake

    1 review

    I have always liked Italian ricotta cheesecakes, but they have too much sugar for me. I made a light version,...


    Finnish Mulled Wine

    1 review

    I found this recipe stuck in the pages of my Finnish grandmother's Bible. It takes 24 hours to make. Store...


    Tomato Apple Chutney

    I love to make different kinds of chutney during the holidays and give jars to family and friends for gifts....

    Cranberry Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas

    1 review

    Whether canned or homemade, cranberry sauce delivers a healthy dose of vitamins to this dish. A little bit sweet and...


    Homemade Pear Honey

    2 reviews

    Pear honey is an old recipe that's been passed down through families. We especially like it with hot biscuits and...


    Spiced Apple Cider Jelly Shots

    These spiced, spiked gelatin squares are sure to get the party started at fall get-togethers. If you’re going for the...


    Parmesan-Pretzel Crisps

    1 review

    I love this recipe because I usually have the ingredients on hand and it is so easy to prepare. It's...


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    Whiskey-Brandy Slush

    It may be cold outside, but we like to serve this icy citrus drink for Christmas gatherings at our house....


    Warm Spiced Cider Punch

    3 reviews

    This is a nice warm-up punch. I like to serve it when there is a nip in the air. The...


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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...


    Angel Food Cake

    13 reviews

    This angel food cake has a completely different texture than the ones made from a mix. My family enjoys it...

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    Apple-Topped Ham Steak

    6 reviews

    Sweet apples combine nicely with tangy mustard in this dish to create a luscious topping for skillet-fried ham steak. I...


    Slow-Cooked Potatoes with Spring Onions

    2 reviews

    I love the simplicity of this recipe, as well as the ease of preparation with my slow cooker. And everyone...


    Pineapple-Orange Spiced Tea

    The sweet aroma of this tea wafting from a slow cooker warms the dreariest day. My daughter served it for...


    Butternut Squash Apple Bake

    11 reviews

    Even those who aren't fans of squash enjoy this side dish. Sweet slices of butternut squash are topped with apples...


    Spiced Cider

    4 reviews

    I first concocted this beverage years ago for my son on a chilly New England day. He’s grown now, but...


    Rosemary Beets

    1 review

    We’re a family of beet eaters. For a simple side dish, I use a slow cooker and let the beets...