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Ranch Scalloped Potatoes

2 reviews

How could creamy scalloped potatoes possibly get any better? We’ll tell you: Add ranch dressing mix to the cheesy sauce and watch as your family dives back in for seconds. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Kid-Made Cocoa Cupcakes

I’m only a kid, and this is the first recipe I’ve created. I spent a year perfecting these cupcakes, asking...


Caramel Toffee Brownies

2 reviews

I love to make up recipes for foods that I am craving, such as chocolate, toffee and caramel. They came...


Caramelized Onion & Garlic Smashed Potatoes

This potato recipe provides an interesting take on typical mashed potatoes. The easy-to-make side is rich with bold flavors from...


Horseradish Garlic Mashed Potatoes

The mild horseradish flavor in these smooth mashed potatoes make them and sensational accompaniment for a savory beef roast.—Margaret Hanson-Maddox,...

Hot Mushroom Spread

I've made this creamy, hearty mushroom appetizer for years—it's a big hit every time.—Barbara Pletzke, Herndon, Virginia


Mudslide Cheesecake

7 reviews

Change up cheesecakes with different liqueur flavorings. This “mudslide” version with coffee and Irish cream is my husband's favorite. —Sue...

Candied Pumpkin Spice Pecans

14 reviews

You’ll be tempted to take possession of the bowl and eat up all of these sweet and spicy nuts. Before...


Diner Corned Beef Hash

4 reviews

I created my hash to taste like a dish from a northern Arizona restaurant we always loved. We round it...


Haunted Potpie

3 reviews

Convenience items such as frozen hash browns, vegetables and puff pastry make this potpie quick and easy to make. They...


Batty Bark

2 reviews

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

Brussels Sprouts with Water Chestnuts

This reliable recipe dates back to the 1970s. A dash of nutmeg adds interest to the fast-to-fix combination of buttery...


Holiday Pistachio Dessert

14 reviews

For my best festive menu, I make this "famous" dessert, which my children gobble up immediately. It’s a hit at...


Blarney Breakfast Bake

10 reviews

I got this recipe from my mom, and I used it when I served an Irish brunch to my neighbors...


Cupcake Cookie Pops

1 review

Take sugar cookie dough to a whole new level. Using purchased refrigerated dough allows more time for the fun stuff...


Venetian Rice

1 review

This is a great dish when you want a change from potatoes. It is one of my family's favorites.—Nita Cinquina,...

Caraway Rye Dinner Rolls

Caraway seeds give these rye dinner rolls a delicate nutty flavor. Denser than most, these onion-infused buns are ideal for...


Frightfully Good Cakes

If there is one word to describe these one- or two-bite cakes, it is EASY! Use different Halloween candies to...


Lemon-Butter New Potatoes

10 reviews

With an abundance of potatoes in our garden each summer, I often make this easy recipe. We love the combination...


Dill Green Beans

I love this healthful alternative to salty munchies like potato chips. The steamed beans are addictive and easy. —Allison Gray,...


Pear Lime Gelatin

11 reviews

Packed with pears, this jolly gelatin salad is a light and refreshing treat. My mom knew that fruit served in...


Snap Peas ‘n’ Pearl Onions

Pearl onions add a little "pop" to sugar snap peas in this side dish. It pairs well with a variety...


Scottish Oatmeal Rolls

2 reviews

My family likes rolls that can hold up to scooping gravies, sauces and more. This recipe is a favorite. The...


Stuffed Baby Red Potatoes

28 reviews

This recipe just says "party!" The ingredients are basic, but the finished appetizer looks like you worked a lot harder...

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Cheddar and Chive Mashed Potatoes

8 reviews

My husband swears my cheddar mashed potatoes are the world's best. We always have some in the freezer. Sometimes I...


Easy Party Meatballs

9 reviews

Meatballs are always great for parties. This is an easy twist on the usual recipe, and it's very fast to...


Roasted Potatoes, Carrots & Leeks

1 review

Simply seasoned and flavored with garlic, this fantastic side dish will complement just about any entree. The colorful veggies are...