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    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 delicious recipe to use them both together. —Arlene Butler, Ogden, Utah

    Orange Cranberry Sauce

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


    Cast-Iron White Chocolate Tart

    This decadent dessert is worth every calorie. If you aren't a fan of citrus, leave out the orange flavoring and...


    Dark Chocolate-Caramel Macchiato Pie

    3 reviews

    One of my first entries in the National Pie Championship was this impressive pie with coffee flavor and cool chocolate...


    London Fog Ice Cream

    2 reviews

    I took one of my favorite coffee shop beverages and turned it into this elegant London fog ice cream. For...

    Air-Fryer French Toast Cups with Raspberries

    These air-fryer French toast cups make any morning special. I made this recipe for my mom on Mother's Day, and...


    French Butter Cookies

    The Brittany region of France is known for its use of butter. These French butter cookies, also known as sable...

    Fresh Strawberry Syrup

    One summer our garden yielded 80 quarts of strawberries! A good portion of that was preserved as strawberry syrup. We...


    Roasted Asparagus Risotto

    1 review

    This recipe's wow factor makes it perfect for special occasions. To save time, the asparagus and prosciutto can be roasting...


    Kid-Made Cocoa Cupcakes

    I’m only a kid, and this is the first recipe I’ve created. I spent a year perfecting these cupcakes, asking...


    Gruyere and Crab Palmiers

    I keep these little bursts of flavor in my freezer so they can be pulled out and popped into the...

    Coastal Carolina Muffin-Tin Frittatas

    1 review

    Incorporating the flavors of a low country South Carolina crab boil, these tasty frittatas are easy to make and fun...


    Crab and Asparagus Soup

    14 reviews

    I get rave reviews from family and friends whenever I make this soup, but the biggest compliment was when my...


    Rosemary Pork with Cherry-Pistachio Topping

    Thirty years ago, my new mother-in-law asked me to do something with a large frozen pork loin being served for...


    Baby Swiss Appetizer Cheesecake

    1 review

    This beautiful cheesecake appetizer can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving, so it's the perfect make-ahead recipe for...


    Carrot Spice Thumbprint Cookies

    6 reviews

    Carrot cake is a family favorite, and these delicious cookies taste just like it with shredded carrots, dried cranberries, toasted...

    Baklava Thumbprint Cookies

    10 reviews

    The topping on my sister-in-law's peach cobbler was so delicious that I asked for the recipe, then decided to use...


    Holiday Ham Slices

    1 review

    "My family loves this dressy treatment for ham, so I keep extra cranberry sauce on hand at holiday time," reports...


    Apricot Coffee Cake with Coconut Topping

    Several years ago, I found my niche writing coffee cake recipes to enter into the New York State Fair. I...


    Eggnog Napoleons

    These individual pastry desserts featuring the flavor of eggnog are Christmasy and yummy. Plus, I can start preparing them ahead...


    Mini Mixed Salads in Crispy Wontons

    It's a salad and an appetizer all rolled into one bite-sized offering! Serve these snacks for your next get-together or...


    Ham Omelet Brunch Roll

    1 review

    For over 30 years we have hosted a New Years Breakfast for family and friends. The main attraction for years...


    Herbed Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    I call these the best mashed potatoes ever! The first time I made them was for Thanksgiving a few years...


    Asparagus Pepperoni Triangles

    Convenient phyllo dough forms the crispy golden crust for the asparagus and turkey pepperoni filling tucked inside these mouthwatering party...

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    Oatmeal Waffles with Orange Ricotta Topping

    I like how the oatmeal lends a natural sweetness and nutty flavor to these waffles. Instead of serving them with...


    Favorite Dipped Pretzel Rods

    Coated in gooey caramel, then covered with chocolate and peanut butter chips, these decadent dipped pretzels are a delicious way...


    Feta-Olive Tartlets

    When the occasion calls for easy but elegant party starters, rely on ready-made phyllo tart shells. They’re easy to fill...


    Chocolate Mousse with Cranberry Sauce

    A pretty, tart cranberry sauce complements the sweet, fudgy mousse in this outstanding dessert from Barbara Nowakowski of North Tonowanda,...


    Caramelized Onion & Garlic Smashed Potatoes

    This potato recipe provides an interesting take on typical mashed potatoes. The easy-to-make side is rich with bold flavors from...


    Garlic-Herb Cornish Hens

    I grow basil and mint in my garden and love stepping outside to pick what I need for this recipe....