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    Mustard Barbecue Shaved Ham

    This recipe makes enough ham sandwiches to feed a crowd and is so easy to put together. Have your butcher slice the ham very thin. I like to make this on the stovetop and serve it from my slow cooker. —Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota

    Turkey Crepes

    This savory crepe recipe has been passed down through many generations in my family. You can also use any leftover...


    Easy Poached Salmon

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


    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...


    Apple Quinoa Spoon Bread

    My cousin is a strict vegetarian, so creating satisfying veggie dishes is my yearly challenge. This spoon bread can act...

    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...


    Overnight Asparagus Strata

    30 reviews

    I've made this tasty egg dish for breakfast, brunch, even dinner as a side dish. This is not your run-of-the-mill...

    Apple-Topped Ham Steak

    6 reviews

    Sweet apples combine nicely with tangy mustard in this dish to create a luscious topping for skillet-fried ham steak. I...


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    Classic Stuffed Turkey

    7 reviews

    For years, my mother has made this moist stuffed turkey recipe. Now, I do the same thing. The turkey stuffing...


    Turkey with Mushroom Sauce

    3 reviews

    When we were first married, I didn't have an oven, so I made this tender turkey in the slow cooker....


    Ham with Sweet Pineapple Sauce

    10 reviews

    My mom always finds ways to make good foods taste even more special. A great example is this ham served...

    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...


    Duck with Orange Hazelnut Stuffing

    1 review

    For more than half a century, this elegant entree has graced my family's holiday table. The zesty stuffing with its...


    Pesto Pepper Tortellini

    4 reviews

    "This is a shortcut version of a rich, creamy pasta dish I enjoyed on a vacation trip," shares Mickie Taft...


    Holiday Ham Slices

    1 review

    "My family loves this dressy treatment for ham, so I keep extra cranberry sauce on hand at holiday time," reports...


    Orange-Glazed Pork Loin

    15 reviews

    This is one of the best pork recipes I've ever tried. My family looks forward to this roast for dinner,...

    White Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

    32 reviews

    This recipe has evolved over the past eight years. After I added the thyme, ham and sour cream, my husband...


    Ham and Cheese Puffs

    5 reviews

    These tasty little bites go over well with kids. They're also delicious with soups or as party appetizers....


    Lemony Turkey Breast

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


    Seafood Pasta Sauce

    Something's fishy around Michelle Van Aller's kitchen and her husband isn't a bit suspicious! "When I make low-fat, high taste...


    Flavorful Grilled Flank Steak

    This grilled flank steak can be served with a side dish for a more elegant entree or used to make...


    Seasoned Turkey Sandwiches

    This savory turkey tucked in homemade buns steals the show at any potluck or family reunion. It’s been a huge...


    Flavorful Lamb Chops

    These aren't your ordinary lamb chops. I flavor them with juice squeezed from oranges and limes we grow ourselves plus...


    Mom’s White Lasagna

    13 reviews

    My mom made this lasagna for special occasions, such as birthdays. When she passed, I inherited her cookbooks—tucked inside one...

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    Brisket with Cranberry-Horseradish Gravy

    2 reviews

    Need a fix-it-and-forget-it entree for Christmas? Give this slow-cooker specialty a try. I like to serve it with boiled red...


    Chestnut-Onion Stuffed Turducken Bundles

    A friend told me about turducken, and these bundles are my best attempt at creating an easy version. The flavor...


    Baked Spiral Ham

    2 reviews

    This is my favorite spiral ham recipe. It will feed a crowd, or use what's remaining in two recipes. No...


    Mini Ham Quiches

    9 reviews

    These quiches are delightful for brunch when you don’t want to fuss. Replace
    the ham with bacon, sausage, chicken...


    Thanksgiving Stuffed Turkey

    2 reviews

    I've tried fancy stuffing recipes for our holiday bird, but none hits the spot like my mother's simple mixture of...


    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...