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    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 use so I use that instead.—Judie Anglen, Riverton, Wyoming

    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...


    Truffle Cherries

    4 reviews

    Chocolate is popular at our house, especially during the holidays, so these double chocolate gems never last long! —Anne Drouin,...


    Alfredo Potatoes

    5 reviews

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


    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...

    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...


    Maine Potato Candy

    8 reviews

    Years ago, folks in Maine ate potatoes daily and used leftovers in bread, doughnuts and other dishes. This potato candy...

    Three-Chip English Toffee

    9 reviews

    With its melt-in-your-mouth texture and scrumptiously rich flavor, this is the ultimate toffee! Layered on top are three kinds of...


    Chocolate Cake Roll with Praline Filling

    6 reviews

    This show-stopping cake roll was one of the first “complicated” recipes I ever attempted to prepare. I discovered it was...


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    Mini S’mores

    8 reviews

    Combine marshmallow creme, chocolate, graham crackers and more for a summery delight at any time of year. —Stephanie Tewell, Elizabeth,...


    Crunchy Peanut Butter Balls

    10 reviews

    "The first time I made this candy, I knew it was going to be a big hit," writes Janice Brightwell,...

    Coconut Creme Chocolates

    4 reviews

    I'm a proud wife, mom of three and grandma of many. I've cooked many things over the years, including these...


    Fruit Compote

    Whether you prepare this fruit dish for brunch, offer it as an appetizer or top it with a dollop of...


    Chocolate-Dipped Spoons

    Coffee goes down in the most delightful way when stirred with these sugar-coated spoons created by our Test Kitchen. They...


    Peanut Butter Coconut Balls

    4 reviews

    This recipe has been a family "secret" for generations. But I think it's too good to keep to ourselves. A...


    Texas Tumbleweeds

    1 review

    Tumbleweeds blow across the roads in some parts of Texas, and I think these cute stacks look like them. I've...

    Creamy Coconut Snowballs

    3 reviews

    My grandmother made these cheesecake-like bites for years. They store nicely in the refrigerator so you can keep them on...


    Microwave Peach Butter

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


    Mashed Potatoes with Ham

    2 reviews

    "Mashed Potatoes with Ham evolved from scalloped potatoes, which are tasty but time-consuming to bake.
    "I warmed up leftover...


    Caramel Cashew Clusters

    7 reviews

    Several years ago, a co-worker came across candies like these in a store and asked if I could make them....


    Heavenly Chocolate Mousse

    15 reviews

    "Heaven on a spoon" is how one friend describes this chocolaty dessert. My husband, Allen rates it best of all...


    Crunchy Peanut Bark

    6 reviews

    Cereal and peanuts add the crunch to these sweet and peanut-buttery treats you can whip up in no time. One...


    Batty Bark

    2 reviews

    These very cute chocolately treats are especially wonderful because they hold their shape. Be sure to chop the cherries into...


    Red Pepper Corn

    2 reviews

    “This handy corn dish is a must at family parties.” —Kasia Rachfall, Langley, British Columbia

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    Twice-Baked Red Potatoes

    6 reviews

    Before my baby was born, I was in nesting mode and made lots of freezable recipes like these creamy red...


    Brussels Sprouts & Quinoa Salad

    1 review

    With Brussels sprouts for the green and cranberries for the red, I make a cheery Christmastime salad. Refreshing and versatile,...


    Gouda Melt with Baguette Slices

    4 reviews

    This fun appetizer is guaranteed to wow guests! It takes just moments to whip up this melty delight. —Susan Lewis,...


    Caramel Peanut Fantasy

    6 reviews

    Packed with peanuts and gooey with caramel, this do-ahead treat is one sweet dream of a dessert to serve company....


    Caramel-Drizzled Spoons

    1 review

    Our home economists are so sweet on coffee drinks they created these pretty stirrers with white chocolate and a dressy...


    Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy

    37 reviews

    With only three ingredients, these chocolate-swirl treats take just moments to whip up! If you have little ones visiting for...