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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

    Classic Au Jus

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


    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...


    Fresh Strawberry Syrup

    One summer our garden yielded 80 quarts of strawberries! A good portion of that was preserved as strawberry syrup. We...


    Roasted Asparagus Risotto

    1 review

    This recipe's wow factor makes it perfect for special occasions. To save time, the asparagus and prosciutto can be roasting...

    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...


    Crab and Asparagus Soup

    14 reviews

    I get rave reviews from family and friends whenever I make this soup, but the biggest compliment was when my...

    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...


    Baked Two-Cheese & Bacon Grits

    6 reviews

    In the South, everyone loves three things: bacon, cheese and grits! After playing around with this recipe, I took it...


    Truffle Cherries

    4 reviews

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


    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....

    Simple Lemon Parsley Potatoes

    5 reviews

    For a simply delicious side dish, I often prepare these potatoes. I like the fact that there are few ingredients...


    Brunch Fruit Salad

    14 reviews

    This appealing fruit salad is a lovely addition to breakfast, lunch or even supper. Light and refreshing, it's perfect alongside...


    Herbed Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    I call these the best mashed potatoes ever! The first time I made them was for Thanksgiving a few years...


    Honey & Ginger Glazed Carrots

    For weeknights, holidays and special events, we make a sweet and tangy carrot dish flavored with ginger, lemon juice and...


    Ginger-Grapefruit Fizz

    1 review

    Sometimes it's hard to find a special, non-alcoholic beverage for parties that isn't a punch. That's why I love this...

    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...


    Chive Buttered Carrots

    5 reviews

    It's nice to have a reliable side dish like this that pairs well with any entree. A friend shared the...


    Home-Style Scalloped Potatoes

    17 reviews

    The secret to a good scalloped potato dish is to make sure it has plenty of creamy sauce, which this...


    Decadent Broccoli Souffle

    I combine fresh broccoli with cheddar cheese for a stunning side dish that appeals to everyone...even kids!—Elaine Luther, Homosassa, Florida


    German Chocolate Pecan Truffles

    My sister-in-law, Jennifer, loves German chocolate. With her in mind, I experimented in the kitchen and came up with nutty...


    Italian Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecake Pie

    3 reviews

    I first prepared an Italian-style cheese pie years ago. When I added a chocolate-hazelnut topping, it proved so popular that...


    Orange-Pistachio Quinoa Salad

    1 review

    Add this fresh and healthy quinoa recipe to your holiday spread. Its citrusy, nutty taste is simply delicious. —Jean...


    Asparagus with Horseradish Dip

    2 reviews

    This is a great hot weather party dip. Serve asparagus on a decorative platter with lemon wedges on the side...

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    Cranberry Chutney

    11 reviews

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


    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


    Lemon Custard Ice Cream

    6 reviews

    I found this recipe several years ago and make it whenever I have the opportunity. One thing I like about...


    Special Strawberry Salad

    4 reviews

    This berry-filled salad may take some time to prepare, but one taste and you'll agree it's worth the extra effort....


    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....


    Contest-Winning Mocha Fondue

    At our friends’ 25th anniversary celebration, several couples had fun concocting this chocolate fondue. With fresh fruit, marshmallows, pretzels and...