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    Savory Rice-Stuffed Apples

    My family has several apple trees, so I am challenged to create new recipes each fall. This side dish is wonderful with pork roast and so effortless due to the use of the slow cooker. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California

    Savory Stuffed Peppers

    Our family's holiday dinners include a giant antipasto, and my mom's anchovy stuffed peppers are always the star dish. There...


    Orange Rosemary Carrots

    1 review

    Our whole family loves rosemary, and I grow it along with carrots in my garden every year. This is a...



    Vegan Squash Soup with Naan Croutons

    This butternut squash soup is so full of flavor that you won't miss the meat or dairy! The added can...

    Vegan Pumpkin Pie

    Rich, creamy and wonderfully spiced for the holidays, this vegan pumpkin pie recipe is perfect for all your guests. —Justin...


    Orange Cranberry Sauce

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

    Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Bread

    1 review

    Skip the line and bake Starbucks pumpkin bread in your own kitchen. This copycat recipe may be even better than...


    Buttery Mashed Potatoes

    2 reviews

    These creamy, buttery mashed potatoes use simple ingredients. The tricks are to use Yukon Gold potatoes and then to warm...


    Vegan Pumpkin Bread

    1 review

    This easy vegan pumpkin bread recipe was given to me by my stepmom shortly after she and my dad got...


    Sweet Potato Pone

    This sweet potato pone is not just an eagerly anticipated side dish for Thanksgiving dinner—I make it to dress up...

    Roasted Rosemary Sweet Potatoes

    These rosemary sweet potatoes are simply one of the best recipes we've ever made. Roasting them brings out all of...


    Tequila Lime Cranberry Sauce

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


    Syrian Green Beans with Fresh Herbs

    This is how my mom always made green beans. She got the recipe from a neighbor when we lived in...


    Air-Fryer Red Potatoes

    4 reviews

    Roasting is one of my favorite ways to prepare veggies. Some fragrant rosemary, fresh or dried, gives these air-fryer red...


    Creamy Spinach Mushroom Soup

    This spinach mushroom soup is the perfect accompaniment to any buffet. It can even be made ahead, then warmed and...

    Easy Butternut Squash Soup

    When the weather turns cold, get cozy with a bowl of this butternut squash soup. This recipe is super easy....


    Air-Fryer Cumin Carrots

    Air-fryer carrots make a super side—big on flavor and a breeze to cook. Plus, I can actually get my husband...


    Air-Fryer Herb and Lemon Cauliflower

    This air-fryer cauliflower side is easy to prepare with just a few ingredients. Crushed red pepper flakes add a touch...


    Italian Bread Salad with Olives

    This quick and flavorful bread salad always gets rave reviews from my friends and family. This panzanella-style dish is a...


    Air-Fryer Roasted Green Beans

    1 review

    Our family loves roasted green beans, but they can take a long time in the oven. I tried these air-fryer...


    Ranch-Glazed Baby Carrots

    There's no need to dip these flavor-packed carrots in a creamy dip—they're already sauteed in delicious ranch dressing mix. You...


    Vegan Green Bean Casserole

    Now everyone can enjoy this classic Thanksgiving side. Just a few small tweaks make this a vegan green bean casserole,...


    Cashew Cheese

    1 review

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

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    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...


    Fruit and Nut Sweet Potato Casserole

    Here’s a naturally sweet and comforting twist on a classic holiday dish. Fruit, cinnamon, ginger and chopped nuts make it...


    Smashed Sweet Potatoes and Apples

    Looking for ways to cut down on the number of dishes that require oven time on Thanksgiving, I devised a...


    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...


    Slow-Cooked Vegetables with Cheese Sauce

    Who can pass up veggies smothered in cheese? No one I know! This is an inviting recipe to serve kids...


    Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

    1 review

    Apple and winter squash are fantastic together. They are the perfect pair for this cozy, vegan butternut squash soup. For...