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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

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...


Muffin-Tin Scrambled Eggs

1 review

I made these one year at Christmas as a way to save time, and they were a big hit. I...


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...


Air-Fryer Cumin Carrots

Air-fryer carrots make a super side—big on flavor and a breeze to cook. Plus, I can actually get my husband...

Bacon Corn Pancakes

1 review

Pancakes are always tops in my book. But stir in bacon and corn, and they become the best breakfast-for-dinner option....


Gluten- and Dairy-Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread

5 reviews

After learning of gluten and dairy issues in our family, I knew I had to re-create our favorite sweet bread....

Pressure-Cooker Italian Turkey Breast

1 review

This recipe makes some of the most succulent turkey I've ever eaten. High in lean protein, it’s a smart entree...


Mashed Garlic Potatoes

I infuse creamy mashed potatoes with the subtle taste of garlic, which makes them a welcome addition to any meal....


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...


Apricot-Apple Cranberry Sauce

1 review

Though I prefer this as a side dish, my sister swears it makes the best topping in the world for...

Ginger Berry Compote

I make this dessert in the spring and summertime, and it's always a big hit. Serve it over angel food...


Rosemary Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus

15 reviews

Showcase asparagus when you dress it in fresh rosemary and red potatoes for an earthy counterpoint to the fresh, green...


Contest-Winning Holiday Glazed Ham

8 reviews

I like to serve this juicy, mouthwatering Thanksgiving ham with mashed potatoes and colorful vegetables. The apricot glaze is delicious,...


Rice Pilaf with Apples & Raisins

4 reviews

I love making bulgar pilaf with apricots. So glad I tried it with dried apples and golden raisins! —Elizabeth Dumont,...


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...

Apple-Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

1 review

Carrots seem so simple, but this recipe is something special. Sweet and buttery, this was a favorite my mother always...


Slow-Cooked Potatoes with Spring Onions

2 reviews

I love the simplicity of this recipe, as well as the ease of preparation with my slow cooker. And everyone...


Lemon Risotto with Broccoli

4 reviews

A creamy, rich party-special alternative to potatoes. —Judy Grebetz, Racine, Wisconsin


Pimiento Green Beans

Here's an easy way to turn everyday green beans into a special side dish. Pimientos, Parmesan cheese and chicken broth...


Spicy Honey Mustard Green Beans

I love fresh beans, but was getting tired of just steaming and eating them plain. So I whipped up this...


Roast Leg of Lamb

"A simple herb mixture on this roast provides irresistible flavor," relates Sharon Cusson of Augusta, Maine.


Cream Cheese Ice Cream

3 reviews

This cheesecake ice cream is hands-down the best homemade ice cream I've ever eaten.—Johnnie McLeod, Bastrop, Louisiana