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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. "Still, it was a special treat when Mom served this scrumptious syrup with our pancakes."

Zucchini Pineapple Jam

8 reviews

Need a way to use up zucchini? Try this wonderfully flavored jam. The pineapple adds so much sweetness. —Kathy Weese,...


Asparagus with Creamy Garlic Mustard Sauce

My favorite recipes are those that are special enough for company, yet easy to make. My second favorite recipes are...


Gingered Peach Chutney

This recipe feature some of the best fruit of the summer: Pears. I love to add this to pork roast...


Rhubarb Chutney Appetizer

My husband is a true-blue rhubarb lover, so I'm sure to make this spread often each spring. With frozen rhubarb,...

Microwave Peach Butter

I often make this quick and easy recipe— it can even be made ahead of time and frozen. For gift-giving,...


Festive Mint Jelly

3 reviews

This festive-looking jelly from Naomi Giddis of Two Buttes, Colorado, can be served with lamb or used as a dessert...

Cranberry-Orange Relish

1 review

I always include this delicious cranberry-orange relish as part of our special Christmas Eve dinner.


Tart Cranberry Butter

11 reviews

One of my favorite toppings for toast is this tart spread. It's also great spooned over poultry…and ice cream! I've...


Cranberry Chutney

11 reviews

You can serve this chunky chutney over cream cheese or Brie with crackers, or as a condiment with roast pork...


Sweet & Tart Cranberry Relish

This is the only cranberry relish my kids will eat. It can be made up to one week ahead of...

Strawberry Orange Spread

I wrap up this refreshing spread with jar toppers made from Christmasy fabric. It looks so festive tucked in a...


Quick Cranberry Chutney

2 reviews

Its beautiful ruby hue makes this chutney ideal for the holiday season. The interesting mix of ingredients is a zesty...


Pear Raspberry Jam

2 reviews

I give this sweet and tangy jam as a Christmas gift. In this part of the country, pears and raspberries...


Cran-Apple Chutney

1 review

The apples give my crimson chutney a pleasant crunch. I especially like this recipe because I can make it weeks...


Lemon Cranberry Sauce

1 review

Tangy and refreshing, this quick-fix stovetop sauce will please both guests and the cook! —Robyn Badtke, Green Lake, Wisconsin

Cranberry-Apple Chutney

30 reviews

"In our house, this chutney is a must-have for our Thanksgiving dinner. It also makes a great appetizer when spooned...


Slow-Cooked Blueberry French Toast

10 reviews

Your slow cooker can be your best friend on a busy morning. Just get this recipe going, run some errands...


Seasoned Garlic Gravy

5 reviews

Poultry seasoning perks up this very simple, yet tasty, no-mess gravy that's perfect for turkey as well as mashed potatoes!...


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Classic Turkey Gravy

9 reviews

Making turkey gravy recipes is simple when you have the right proportions of ingredients. This version tastes delicious and will...


Honey and Cherry Chutney

2 reviews

'This recipe came from an all cherry cookbook I found at a farmer's market. Be prepared with extra copies of...


Over-the-Top Cherry Jam

24 reviews

We live in Door County, an area known for its wonderful tart cherries. This beautiful, sweet jam makes lovely gifts....


Lemon Marmalade

3 reviews

Lemons and grapefruit combine to create a tantalizing spread for English muffins, toast and even shortbread cookies! I give away...


Vanilla Coffee Creamer

Flavored coffee creamer drives my husband nuts. Even so, I still make this classic vanilla one all the time. It’s...

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Orange Rhubarb Spread

2 reviews

This tangy spread is easy to make and tastes especially good on hot, buttered cinnamon toast. The recipe makes enough...


Pear-adise Butter

3 reviews

Vanilla and rosemary accent this thick, smooth butter that positively shouts “pears” throughout. Spread some on ordinary bread and you'll...


Homemade Pancake Syrup

5 reviews

This simple maple syrup cooks up in minutes but leaves a lasting impression. It's best served hot over waffles or...


Pineapple Chutney

1 review

—Shirley Watanabe, Kula, Hawaii


Winter Fruit Chutney

—American Dairy Assoc, Stacy Duffy, Chicago, Illinois


Quick Bearnaise Sauce

1 review

Bearnaise sauce is similar to Hollandaise but features wine and tarragon. This speedy recipe is delicious served over cooked vegetables...