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    Maple Miso Sweet Potato Casserole

    This recipe takes a beloved holiday side dish and gives it a savory twist. —Sara Schwabe, Bloomington, Indiana

    Honey-Kissed Savory Shortbread Crackers

    It may seem like a lot of work to make homemade crackers. However, after you’ve tasted these sweet and savory...


    Classic Au Jus

    After roasting prime rib, don't throw out those pan juices! Those drippings are the key to making this flavorful juice...


    Mustard Barbecue Shaved Ham

    This recipe makes enough ham sandwiches to feed a crowd and is so easy to put together. Have your butcher...


    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...

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    Bread Pudding Pie

    4 reviews

    This unique dessert is a bread pudding-pie combo. It was created by my paternal grandmother's family. They had a farm...


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    Chocolate Babka

    10 reviews

    I love this chocolate babka. It's a rewarding recipe for taking the next step in your bread baking. Even if...

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    Stamped Cutout Cookies

    Rich, buttery sugar cookie cutouts like these never last long at a party. They're one of my favorite homemade Christmas...


    Raspberry Coconut French Toast Slow-Cooker Style

    3 reviews

    I put the ingredients in the slow cooker crock the night before, refrigerate it, then pop the crock into the...


    Cranberry, Orange and Cardamom Infused Water

    2 reviews

    This gorgeous infused water would make a great addition to your holiday dinner table. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy...


    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...


    Make-Ahead Eggs Benedict Toast Cups

    2 reviews

    When I was growing up, we had a family tradition of having eggs Benedict with champagne and orange juice for...


    Green Chile Brunch Bake

    3 reviews

    It's easy to make this ahead in a 13x9 inch pan. It's filling, perfect for a crowd, and helps busy...


    Root Vegetable Pave

    5 reviews

    This is a stunning side dish to serve company. The robust blend features earthy root vegetables in a lightly herbed...


    Cherry Almond Mousse Pie

    19 reviews

    Treat your loved ones to a luscious pie with chocolate, cherries and nuts in a creamy vanilla mousse. It's a...

    Easy Cranberry Chiffon Pie

    “I received this from my grandmother a couple of years ago,” says April Easler of Norridgewock, Maine. “She's a cool...


    Sparkling Oranges

    3 reviews

    We were living in Texas when I found the recipe for this simple yet elegant salad. I was thrilled— we...


    Pineapple Pie with Coconut Cream

    1 review

    You’ll find pineapples and coconuts everywhere in the South Pacific, so we play them up in this creamy cool pineapple...


    Overnight Asparagus Strata

    30 reviews

    I've made this tasty egg dish for breakfast, brunch, even dinner as a side dish. This is not your run-of-the-mill...


    Vanilla Cheesecake

    1 review

    To me, there is nothing better than a simple, elegant cheesecake where the vanilla takes center stage. And when I'm...


    Cool Cucumber Salad

    2 reviews

    This Salad is a refreshing complement to any meal, and it's attractive on the table. Whenever I'm asked to bring...


    Make-Ahead Creamy Potatoes

    For the holidays, I usually serve the traditional foods with a new spin or two on family favorites. I put...


    Maple Bacon French Toast Casserole

    3 reviews

    This is my go-to Sunday breakfast. It's easy to put together and put in the fridge Saturday night then bake...

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    Cherry-Coconut Chocolate Torte

    This torte reminds me of two favorite treats: chocolate covered cherries and old-fashioned Cherry Mash candy bars. —Dian Hicks Carlson,...


    Cranberry-Pistachio Sticky Buns

    2 reviews

    Looking for a fantastic brunch item? Then try these ooey-gooey good sticky buns. They use frozen roll dough and couldn't...


    Jeweled Thumbprints

    3 reviews

    When I moved here from Malta more than 20 years ago, a kind neighbor lady took me under her wing...


    Orange-Cream French Toast

    My citrus-flavored toast adds a refreshing fruity twist to standard brunch fare. It's also a convenient make-ahead dish.


    Coconut Almond Candy

    The secret ingredient in this homemade candy is a true surprise—no one tasting these delicious morsels will guess what’s in...


    Pistachio Gorgonzola Cheesecake

    More than anything, I love having friends over for drinks & appetizers. My savory cheesecake always makes a grand impression!...