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    Orange Cranberry Sauce

    In about 20 minutes, with just a few ingredients, you can have the freshest cranberry orange sauce you've ever tasted. —Susan Hein, Burlington, Wisconsin

    Oma’s Marzipan Stollen

    3 reviews

    My German grandma made this stollen for us when we were young. I love its homey taste and how it...


    Easy Poached Salmon

    In 46 years of marriage, we had never tasted salmon until a friend told me about poaching it in a...


    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...


    Rosemary Pork with Cherry-Pistachio Topping

    Thirty years ago, my new mother-in-law asked me to do something with a large frozen pork loin being served for...

    Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Honey

    I know what you're thinking—but even the kids will eat these slightly sweet and nutty Brussels sprouts like candy. My...


    White Grape Juice Brined Turkey Breast

    1 review

    This year, brine your turkey in white grape juice cocktail. I found this recipe many years ago in a holiday...

    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...


    Poppy Seed Mini Muffins

    8 reviews

    These moist muffins may be small, but they're always a big hit on a brunch buffet, as a quick snack...


    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...


    Apple Butter Doughnuts

    In my family, it's a tradition to make these lovely spiced doughnuts after sledding. The whole family gathers in the...

    Fruit-Pecan Pork Roast

    3 reviews

    This spectacular roast was a huge hit with members of the cooking club I belong to. The sweet, tangy fruit...


    Lilac Cream Crepes

    Fresh lilacs are a great addition to these crepes. They add beautiful color and will impress any guest. Make these...


    Twice-Baked Potatoes Supreme

    1 review

    On Christmas Day, we invite all our nearby relatives to dinner. One way I make the meal memorable is with...


    Herb-Buttered Baby Carrots

    2 reviews

    The herb butter can be used for everything from vegetables to roast chicken, turkey, game hens—let your imagination be your...


    Glazed Doughnuts

    1 review

    The light coffee flavor in these tasty sugar-glazed doughnuts makes them a perfect start to the morning...on Christmas Day or...

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    German Apple Pancake

    21 reviews

    If you're looking for a pretty dish to make when having guests for brunch, try this. Everyone I've served it...


    Lemony Turkey Breast

    Lemon and a hint of garlic add a lovely touch to these moist slices of slow-cooked turkey breast. I usually...


    Creamed Spinach with Parmesan

    1 review

    Cooked spinach makes a perfect accompaniment to many entrees, especially salmon.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


    Holiday Brussels Sprouts

    3 reviews

    Make Brussels sprouts special with peas, celery and, of course, bacon. The recipe doubles easily if needed. —Jodie Beckman, Council...


    Green Beans with Yellow-Pepper Butter

    3 reviews

    Colorful, crunchy and buttery, this bean dish comes together quickly and will be a hit at your holiday table. For...


    Asparagus and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

    1 review

    Crisp-tender asparagus is drizzled with lemon butter sauce and sprinkled with flavorful sun-dried tomatoes in this effortless, time-saving recipe.


    New Potatoes in Lemon-Dill Sauce

    The recipe was passed down from some of my Ukrainian relatives. I love using the fresh dill from my garden...


    Delicious Potato Doughnuts

    3 reviews

    I first tried these tasty treats at my sister's house and thought they were the best I'd ever had. They're...

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    Pasta with Asparagus

    30 reviews

    Many terrific recipes change hands at my ladies' bridge group's monthly get-togethers. That's where I discovered this zippy, tempting dish....


    Goat Cheese Mushrooms

    3 reviews

    Stuffed mushrooms are superstars in the hot appetizer category. I use baby portobello mushrooms and load them with creamy goat...


    Wholesome Apple-Hazelnut Stuffing

    1 review

    “Try this whole grain, fruit and nut stuffing for a delicious new slant on holiday stuffing. Herbs balance the sweetness...


    Layered Gelatin Salad

    It's nice to offer a cool gelatin salad as an alternate to hot side dishes. Make it ahead and relax...


    Cornmeal Towers with Strawberries & Cream

    My kids love to help make these towers. They measure, mix, whisk and build stacks. It's a family custom and...


    Strawberry Mascarpone Crepes

    11 reviews

    These lovely strawberry crepes were my mom's Sunday morning specialty. She grew all her own herbs, including plenty of basil...