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Creamy Celery Root and Pearl Onions

For several years I made creamed onions for Thanksgiving, but I wanted to change the recipe. I decided to add celery root. Celery root is perfect with the onions, and the creamy sauce is addicting! I like to add additional fresh ground pepper before serving. —Tina Mirilovich, Johstown, Pennsylvania

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...


Honey-Glazed Carrots with Cranberries

Stovetop sides are a smart way to free up oven space when making a holiday dinner. For a little more...


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...

Mustard Brussels Sprouts

4 reviews

Mustard boosts the green flavor of the sprouts in this versatile side dish. Great served with breaded chicken or pork...


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...

Rosemary Mashed Potatoes

2 reviews

"In these special-occasion mashed potatoes, I use whipping cream instead of milk. I must admit that I was a little...


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....


Garlic-Sesame Green Beans

5 reviews

Sauteed bits of garlic and shallot, with a sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds, turn ordinary beans into something special. Keep...


Cinnamon Bagels with Crunchy Topping

14 reviews

Once you get the hang of it, you won’t believe how simple it is to make these bakery-quality bagels right...

Honey Bagels

8 reviews

Who has time to make from-scratch bagels? You do, with this easy recipe! The chewy golden bagels offer a hint...


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Homemade Bagels

24 reviews

I always wanted to make my own bagels, so I searched to find a bagel recipe I could try. For...


Classic Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

41 reviews

These make-ahead mashed potatoes save me a ton of time on Christmas day. No more frantically whipping the potatoes while...


Asiago Bagels

5 reviews

Discover a cheesy alternative to the usual sweet bread brunch offerings. There's no need to stop by a bakery when...


Old-Fashioned Riced Potatoes

1 review

This traditional side dish is a nice change from mashed potatoes. My husband is a big fan of them.—Gloria A....

Spiced Pickled Beets

10 reviews

With sweet, tangy and spiced flavors, these pickled beets are so good that they'll win over just about everyone in...


Fresh Green Beans & Garlic

16 reviews

I am a firm believer that fresh is best. I developed this recipe to take advantage of our garden veggies....


Super-Simple Garlic Broccoli

4 reviews

My kids love broccoli, especially with lots of garlic. It’s great for a special occasion, but it’s so quick that...


Mamma’s Caponata

4 reviews

This is fabulous as an appetizer, but you can easily turn it into a meal. Instead of having it on...


Maple-Ginger Glazed Carrots

7 reviews

I first made this dish for my family and friends one Thanksgiving. Not only are the carrots lovely on the...


Lemon Marmalade

3 reviews

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


Sour Cream ‘n’ Chive Potatoes

2 reviews

These rich, creamy mashed potatoes are special enough for company, but my family won't wait for that. So I make...


Swiss Cheese Potatoes

11 reviews

You’ll find a dish like this in German-Swiss restaurants, but it’s super simple to pull together at home. —Wolfgang Hanau,...

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Triple Mash with Horseradish Bread Crumbs

4 reviews

Why settle for traditional mashed potatoes when you can enjoy three times the flavor? Combine spuds with rutabaga and parsnips,...


Vegetable Risotto

2 reviews

Short grain rice is preferred when making this classic Italian dish. Arborio rice is the most widely available short grain...


Best Beet Pickles

3 reviews

Luscious, sweet-spicy beets stand out like jewels at meals throughout the year. The flavor takes me back to summer days....


Mashed Potatoes with Garlic-Olive Oil

6 reviews

Garlic mashed potatoes are high on our love list. To intensify the flavor, I combine garlic and olive oil in...


New England Lamb Bake

5 reviews

This dish is hearty and perfect for warming up on a chilly winter evening. The aroma is almost as delightful...


Cauliflower-Broccoli Cheese Bake

5 reviews

One of the first dishes my mom taught me is a tasty pairing of cauliflower, cheese and broccoli. It's absolutely...