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    Maple Miso Sweet Potato Casserole

    This recipe takes a beloved holiday side dish and gives it a savory twist. —Sara Schwabe, Bloomington, Indiana

    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...


    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...


    Honey-Kissed Savory Shortbread Crackers

    It may seem like a lot of work to make homemade crackers. However, after you’ve tasted these sweet and savory...


    Savory Stuffed Peppers

    Our family's holiday dinners include a giant antipasto, and my mom's anchovy stuffed peppers are always the star dish. There...

    Orange Rosemary Carrots

    1 review

    Our whole family loves rosemary, and I grow it along with carrots in my garden every year. This is a...


    Classic Au Jus

    After roasting prime rib, don't throw out those pan juices! Those drippings are the key to making this flavorful juice...

    Orange Cranberry Sauce

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


    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...


    London Fog Ice Cream

    2 reviews

    I took one of my favorite coffee shop beverages and turned it into this elegant London fog ice cream. For...


    Air-Fryer Herb and Lemon Cauliflower

    This air-fryer cauliflower side is easy to prepare with just a few ingredients. Crushed red pepper flakes add a touch...

    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...


    Turkey Crepes

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


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    Bread Pudding Pie

    4 reviews

    This unique dessert is a bread pudding-pie combo. It was created by my paternal grandmother's family. They had a farm...


    Pepperoni Focaccia Bread

    This focaccia bread recipe is perfect to serve with a pasta dinner, either as an appetizer or sliced for sandwiches....


    Ranch-Glazed Baby Carrots

    There's no need to dip these flavor-packed carrots in a creamy dip—they're already sauteed in delicious ranch dressing mix. You...

    Sweet Potato Dutch Baby

    I love a Dutch baby, so I created a savory version to serve for breakfast or brunch. Top with poached...


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    Chocolate Babka

    10 reviews

    I love this chocolate babka. It's a rewarding recipe for taking the next step in your bread baking. Even if...


    Slow-Cooker Citrus Carrots

    2 reviews

    These carrots are yummy and so simple. The recipe is from my mom, who tweaked it a bit to suit...


    Gruyere and Crab Palmiers

    I keep these little bursts of flavor in my freezer so they can be pulled out and popped into the...


    Bread Pudding with Sauce

    This warm pudding is a traditional winter favorite, and for a good reason. The rich, cinnamony flavor is perfect for...


    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...


    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...

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    Crab and Asparagus Soup

    14 reviews

    I get rave reviews from family and friends whenever I make this soup, but the biggest compliment was when my...


    Cranberry, Orange and Cardamom Infused Water

    2 reviews

    This gorgeous infused water would make a great addition to your holiday dinner table. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy...


    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...


    Baby Swiss Appetizer Cheesecake

    1 review

    This beautiful cheesecake appetizer can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving, so it's the perfect make-ahead recipe for...


    Baklava Thumbprint Cookies

    10 reviews

    The topping on my sister-in-law's peach cobbler was so delicious that I asked for the recipe, then decided to use...


    Carrot Spice Thumbprint Cookies

    6 reviews

    Carrot cake is a family favorite, and these delicious cookies taste just like it with shredded carrots, dried cranberries, toasted...