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    Chili-Lime Air-Fried Chickpeas

    Looking for a lighter snack that's still a crowd-pleaser? You've found it! These air-fried chickpeas will have everyone happily munching. —Julie Ruble, Charlotte, North Carolina

    Florida BBQ Sauce

    Growing up in Texas, I got used to a certain type of BBQ. After I moved to Florida, I loved...


    Nashville BBQ Sauce

    This Nashville BBQ sauce is vinegar-forward with smoky undertones. Use it on your favorite grilled or smoked meats. —Taste of...


    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...


    Summertime Watermelon Punch for a Crowd

    I attended a patio party years ago where the hostess had a clever watermelon “bowl” with a scalloped edge and...

    Thai Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

    1 review

    I created this salad to replicate one I tried on a cruise several years ago. It goes over very well...


    Green Tomato Salsa

    I came up with this green tomato salsa recipe so I could use up all the fresh tomatoes from my...

    Mulled Pomegranate Sipper

    1 review

    This warm and festive drink fills the entire house with the wonderful aroma of spices and simmering fruit juices. Kids...


    Mojito-Style Yellow Tomato Salsa

    1 review

    With grilled tomatoes, crunchy peppers and a sprinkle of mint, this fresh salsa is good on just about everything. Try...


    Barbecue Bean Salad

    1 review

    I love to cook and try new recipes. I've been collecting cookbooks for years and have picked up some very...


    Hot Apple Cider

    7 reviews

    In this recipe, brown sugar and spices add extra flavor to already delicious apple cider. —Marlys Benning, Wellsburg, Iowa

    Slow-Cooked Salsa

    14 reviews

    I love the fresh taste of homemade salsa, but as a working mother, I don't have much time to make...


    Citrus Wassail

    I found this healthy wassail recipe in a cookbook. My daughter first prepared it to go with our day-after-Thanksgiving leftovers...


    Hot Cranberry Cider

    2 reviews

    Adding colorful appeal to a wintertime meal is a easy—just turn to this tasty cider. The cranberry juice gives it...


    Dilly Pretzels

    3 reviews

    This savory snack shapes up in mere minutes and disappears just as quickly. My family agrees that you can't eat...


    Happy Hot Dog Relish

    3 reviews

    This sweet-tart relish combining cranberry sauce and sauerkraut is so good! It's also a nice complement to hamburgers, baked ham...

    Cookout Caramel S’mores

    3 reviews

    These classic treats make a fabulous finish to an informal meal. Toasting the marshmallows extends our after-dinner time together, giving...


    Spicy Ketchup

    1 review

    When this homemade ketchup is bubbling on the stove, the aroma takes me back to childhood. One taste and I’m...


    Eggplant Dip

    Garlic and a host of herbs pleasantly season this savory spread. It's a "must" on my holiday menu because I...


    Italian Grilled Veggies

    Here's a zesty side dish that will complement any main course. “This recipe was an experiment I tried when I...


    Apple Citrus Cider

    Patricia Aurand of Findlay, Ohio shares her warm, comforting cider with a twist of pineapple and citrus that's just perfect...


    Citrus Cranberry Tea

    1 review

    Field editor Pat Habiger of Spearvile, Kansas stirs up holiday spirit with this hot brew that's full of tangy fruit...


    Warm Spiced Citrus Punch

    I serve this drink every year during the holidays. It’s one of my most requested recipes. It can be doubled...


    Steamed Veggie Bundles

    2 reviews

    “In late summer, when we have an abundance of garden produce, we enjoy this medley of fresh veggies,” says Terri...

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    Russian Tea Mix

    4 reviews

    —Mary Ann Kosmas, Minneapolis, Minnesota


    Spiced Tea

    1 review

    Simply by simmering together spices, tea and fruit juices, Janice Connelley of Mountain City, Nevada created a concoction that gives...


    Microwave Salsa

    3 reviews

    I love the salsa served at my favorite Mexican restaurant, so I set out to match the flavor. I think...


    Warm Cabbage Slaw

    For a deliciously different dish to pass, try this cabbage. It cooks up tender yet still refreshingly crisp, and the...


    Apricot-Apple Cider

    2 reviews

    Dried apricots give this comforting cider a marvelous twist. Add cranberries, cinnamon, allspice and cloves for the perfect hot drink...


    Foil-Pack Vegetables

    These grill-friendly veggies make it a cinch to offer a healthful variety of produce in one dish. Their robust flavors...