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    Cranberry Apple Sheet Pie

    My husband loves pie, so I made one with apples, raspberries and cranberries. This apple cranberry slab pie is so good, I bend the rules and let the grandkids have it for breakfast. —Brenda Smith, Curran, Michigan

    Tomato-Basil Party Dip

    If you're short on time, look for prepared seasoned crostini, which are available in many grocery stores. Heat briefly in...


    Armagnac Chocolate Almond Tart

    This chocolate almond tart is my twist on pecan pie. I use almonds instead of pecans and golden syrup instead...


    Turkey Corn Chowder

    This thick and rich turkey corn chowder uses up Thanksgiving leftovers. Every so often, my grandmother would even add chopped...


    Grandma’s Oatmeal Bars

    While I was growing up, I enjoyed my Grandma's oatmeal bars every Christmas. This recipe reminds me of her and...

    Creamy Celery Root and Pearl Onions

    I have made creamed onions for several recent Thanksgivings and wanted to change the recipe, so I decided to add...


    Air-Fryer Chicken Wings

    You can't go wrong with air-fryer chicken wings. Our spice rub has a nice kick from the cayenne seasoning. —Taste...

    Muffin-Tin Scrambled Eggs

    1 review

    I made these one year at Christmas as a way to save time, and they were a big hit. I...


    Slow-Cooker Monkey Bread

    1 review

    I often take this slow-cooker monkey bread to church potlucks—children and adults love it! The rum extract is optional. —Lisa...


    Cheesy Bacon and Grits Casserole

    I was craving grits for breakfast and had fresh corn from the farmers market and leftover bacon. I put everything...


    Savory Stuffed Cherry Peppers

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

    Pecan Coffee Cake Muffins

    1 review

    These moist, cakelike muffins with heaps of crumb topping are to die for! They're wonderful for company, entertaining, brunch or...


    Sloppy Joe Slider Bake

    1 review

    Ground beef is turned up a notch in these party sliders that are sure to please your crowd. I love...


    Bola-Bola

    Bola-bola (Filipino-style meatballs) can be served as an appetizer or stirred into soup. Some versions of this recipe roll the...


    Holy Moly Potato Soup

    2 reviews

    This is a turned-up version of a cheesy potato soup. We eat this often, especially on cold winter evenings, but...


    Festive Meringue Cookies

    Try these meringue cookies without cream of tartar! These festive treats sparkle not only during the holidays but for other...

    Easy Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

    These easy chocolate pecan pie bars are made extra special with caramel sauce and chocolate whipped cream. For a decadent...


    Mustard Barbecue Shaved Ham

    This recipe makes enough ham sandwiches to feed a crowd and is so easy to put together. Have your butcher...


    Christmas M&M’s Cookies

    2 reviews

    These M&M Christmas cookies make any cookie platter feel festive. Swap in pastel M&M's for Easter and orange and brown...


    Orange Cranberry Sauce

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


    Eggplant Parmesan Sliders

    1 review

    These party-ready eggplant parmesan sliders are easy for guests to grab (and are vegetarian-friendly!). The lemon-ricotta spread really adds a...


    Pesto Star Bread

    I was excited to work with the Taste of Home Test Kitchen to make a savory version of my


    Yoda Soda

    It takes only three ingredients to create this jazzed-up Yoda soda punch. Instead of vanilla ice cream, try it with...


    Slow-Cooked Ropa Vieja

    1 review

    I traveled to Cuba a few years back and experienced some of the best food imaginable. One staple dish stuck...

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    Stovetop Hot Chocolate

    1 review

    My mom created this stovetop hot chocolate recipe to serve large groups of carolers and frozen sledders. I take it...


    Pineapple RumChata Shortcakes

    1 review

    This deliciously different dessert is made in the slow cooker instead of in the oven. When done, add final touches...


    Mac & Cheese Pork Sliders

    I love pork sliders! This sweet and savory recipe was created out of leftover ingredients I had in my fridge....


    Air-Fryer Lime Macaroons

    I took these lime and coconut air-fryer macaroons to our annual cookie exchange, where we name a queen. I won...