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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

    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...


    Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

    14 reviews

    What fun! These double-chocolaty delights have a surprise inside! Atop the chocolate cookie base, marshmallow peeks out under chocolate icing....


    Fudge Nut Brownies

    36 reviews

    There's no brownie recipe or mix I've ever tried that's better than this! And it's so easy—you can mix it...


    Cranberry Cashew Fudge

    What berries say “Christmas” more than cranberries? I add those little ruby-red gems to a simple nut fudge recipe, giving...

    Creamy Chocolate Fudge

    Is there anything more decadent than chocolate fudge? You can make this treat and keep it in your freezer until...


    Mushroom and Bacon Cheesecake

    2 reviews

    My clan loves anything with cream cheese, so I knew this savory cheesecake appetizer would go down as an all-time...

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    Party Potatoes Au Gratin

    5 reviews

    Hearty helpings of these cheesy spuds will please hungry folks in a hurry. The rich, creamy sauce makes this recipe...


    Barbecue Meatballs

    3 reviews

    I came across this recipe while living abroad many years ago. These meatballs are as finger-licking good as barbecued ribs...


    Festive Fruit N Franks

    A zesty mix of apricot preserves, pineapple, mandarin oranges and apple gives a sweet treatment to cocktail franks. Serve this...


    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...

    Pistachio Gorgonzola Cheesecake

    More than anything, I love having friends over for drinks & appetizers. My savory cheesecake always makes a grand impression!...


    Ultimate Scalloped Potatoes

    11 reviews

    My husband found this recipe when I called and informed him we were going to have guests for dinner. This...


    Pretzel Bark Candy

    I usually make this pretzel candy as a gift, but it's also fun to share at office parties. The recipe...


    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...


    Honey Caramels

    1 review

    I love whipping up a batch of homemade honey-sweetened caramels for my family and friends. Sometimes I replace the walnuts...

    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...


    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...


    Sausage and Swiss Mini Quiches

    1 review

    I created my little heavenly morsels for a holiday party. They were so tasty, adorable that my family and friends...


    Cheddar Hash Brown Casserole

    1 review

    My hash brown bake is so popular at family events that I always make an extra. If you're serving it...


    Rhubarb Chutney Appetizer

    My husband is a true-blue rhubarb lover, so I'm sure to make this spread often each spring. With frozen rhubarb,...


    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...


    Hawaiian Joy Bars

    2 reviews

    With the hint of rum plus the nuts and coconut, these bars are like a trip to the islands. I...


    Apricot-Glazed Bacon Spirals

    2 reviews

    Here’s a real crowd-pleaser for an appetizer table or brunch buffet. A whole piece of crispy bacon is rolled into...

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    Chive & Onion Hash Brown Potatoes

    18 reviews

    A friend once told me about a potato dish her mother used to make. She remembered that Swiss cheese and...


    Easy Batter Rolls

    13 reviews

    The first thing my guests ask when they come for dinner is if I'm serving these dinner rolls. The buns...


    Hot Mushroom Spread

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


    Cheese Meatballs

    18 reviews

    I often rely on these rich, cheesy meatballs for party appetizers. Or I serve them alongside a tossed salad for...


    Soft Buttermilk Sugar Cookies

    11 reviews

    Gatherings are very important to my family, so we have lots of recipes that are favorites. My grandma introduced these...


    Tomato Bacon Cups

    18 reviews

    These savory biscuits have a flavorful tomato and bacon filling. “I got the recipe at a friend’s house one Thanksgiving,”...