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    Glazed Marsala Carrots with Hazelnuts

    This makes an elegant side dish for company and is easy enough to make when you want to serve something special on a weeknight. Marsala wine makes it so deliciously different and unlike any other carrot recipe you've tasted. —Barbara Morris, South Amboy, New Jersey

    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...


    Orange Cranberry Sauce

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


    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...


    Open-Faced Prosciutto and Egg Sandwich

    2 reviews

    We love breakfast at any time of the day in my house. I came up with this healthy egg sandwich...

    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...


    Sweet Potato Dutch Baby

    I love a Dutch baby, so I created a savory version to serve for breakfast or brunch. Top with poached...

    Orzo with Feta and Arugula

    3 reviews

    In my family, we love salads because they’re an interesting way to blend many different flavors. This orzo salad is...


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    Air-Fryer Garlic-Rosemary Brussels Sprouts

    4 reviews

    This air fryer Brussels sprouts recipe is my go-to Thanksgiving side dish—healthy, easy and very quick to make. I usually...


    Honey-Glazed Carrots

    7 reviews

    My mother used sugar in this recipe, but a local man who keeps bees on our farm shares honey with...


    Southern Tea Cakes

    5 reviews

    There were nine children in our family and Mother had to stretch the budget, so she made these often for...

    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...


    Cinnamon Rolls in a Snap

    11 reviews

    A friend called one morning to see if I wanted company for coffee. I was going to make biscuits for...


    Dutch Honey Syrup

    5 reviews

    "I grew up on a farm where a big breakfast was an everyday occurrence," relates Kathy Scott of Hemingford, Nebraska....


    Rabanadas (Portuguese French Toast)

    I find this dish a comforting reminder of my childhood. The creamy custard center contrasts deliciously with the cinnamon sugar...


    Southwestern Eggs Benedict with Avocado Sauce

    I frequently make this spicy spinoff of classic eggs Benedict for my husband, who loves breakfast. I like the heat...

    Festive Scrambled Eggs

    Every bit as quick as scrambled eggs are meant to be, this hearty dish— with red pimientos and green parsley...


    Alfredo Potatoes

    5 reviews

    "These cheesy stuffed potatoes are great for a meal or as a side dish," says Peter Barry of Norrisville, Maryland....


    Cinnamon Sugar Syrup

    1 review

    The sugar and spice flavor of this syrup enhances waffles, griddle cakes, even cooked oatmeal. I often fix it for...


    Ham and Mushroom Toast

    Here's a fast, fun way to use up leftover Christmas ham. The creamy mushroom sauce takes only minutes to put...


    Citrus Carrots and Sprouts

    I love serving brussels sprouts this way. The carrots and orange peel sweeten them up just right, while the hot...


    Homemade Flapjack Mix

    8 reviews

    Wendy Mink of Huntington, Indiana uses whole wheat flour to bring extra flavor to the flapjacks at her breakfast table....


    Festive Fruit N Franks

    A zesty mix of apricot preserves, pineapple, mandarin oranges and apple gives a sweet treatment to cocktail franks. Serve this...


    Pastel Almond Bark

    1 review

    Cooks of all ages will find this pretty confection is a snap to prepare. It never fails to take center...

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    Jeweled Ham Glaze

    When it comes to creating a gorgeous holiday entree, this glaze is tops. If your kitchen time's limited, try preparing...


    Butter-Dipped Biscuit Squares

    3 reviews

    These are the easiest and best biscuits I've ever made. They're light and buttery and go well with virtually any...


    Sweet Ham Steak

    12 reviews

    I need just three ingredients to fix this sweetly seasoned hamsteak. It's a quick-and-easy main dish for brunch or any...


    Herbed Garlic Potatoes

    8 reviews

    My mom cooks from scratch and rarely uses a recipe. That's how I learned—a pinch of this, a dash of...


    Pesto Pepper Tortellini

    4 reviews

    "This is a shortcut version of a rich, creamy pasta dish I enjoyed on a vacation trip," shares Mickie Taft...


    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...