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    Best Ever Vanilla Ice Cream

    1 review

    This ice cream is technically a custard since it contains eggs. After lots of testing (and tasting), I've found that eggs are the key to making a smooth and creamy ice cream at home that rivals what you can get at a premium ice cream shop. —Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor

    Sorbet Trio

    This easy sorbet recipe is a refreshing way to cool down and use a few ingredients from the garden—with no...


    The Best Sausage Pizzas

    7 reviews

    What makes this recipe unique is the slow overnight fermentation of the dough. The flour has time to hydrate and...


    Quick and Simple Meatballs

    12 reviews

    Keep a batch of these meatballs in your freezer for an easy weeknight meal. This simple meatball recipe can be...


    Bacon Corn Pancakes

    1 review

    Pancakes are always tops in my book. But stir in bacon and corn, and they become the best breakfast-for-dinner option....

    Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

    1 review

    On busy mornings, these freezer breakfast sandwiches save the day. A hearty combo of eggs, Canadian bacon and cheese will...


    Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream

    What could be better than peanut butter and jelly ice cream? You'll love the sweet-salty combination. Use your favorite flavor...

    Slow-Cooker Minestrone

    4 reviews

    There's nothing quite like the comfort of warm homemade soup, and it's even better when your slow cooker does most...


    Nacho Triangles with Salsa-Ranch Dipping Sauce

    2 reviews

    These nacho bites are a fun fusion of Greek appetizers and flavors of the American Southwest. The simple dipping sauce...


    Oatmeal Caramel Apple Cookies

    15 reviews

    This recipe for caramel apple cookies is a fun twist on traditional oatmeal raisin. These treats are hard to resist!...


    Bananas Foster Gelato

    1 review

    The classic combination of bananas and rum is reinvented as an ice cream dish that's even better with ribbons of...

    Midnight Caribbean Pork Sandwiches

    1 review

    These sandwiches are so tasty! They’ve got depth of flavor – savory, sweet, piquant, subtle and sublime. They’re super easy...


    Luau Pork Lettuce Wraps

    I first made this recipe when our family took a trip to a beach house in Florida. On my night...


    Fried Ice Cream Dessert Bars

    12 reviews

    Fried ice cream is such a delicious treat, but it can be a hassle to make individual servings. This recipe...


    Pressure-Cooker Vegetable Wild Rice Soup

    This thick and hearty soup is packed with colorful vegetables. It's wonderful for lunch alongside a healthy salad or a...


    Pressure-Cooker Greek-Style Lentil Soup

    1 review

    This is a nice warming soup on a chilly day. Lentils are so good for you, too! —Mary Smith, Columbia,...

    Pressure-Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

    With only a few ingredients, this roast beef is a snap to throw together. The meat turns out wonderfully tender....


    Pressure-Cooker Pork Tacos with Mango Salsa

    I've made quite a few tacos in my day, but you can't beat the tender filling made in a pressure...


    Spiced Persimmon Ice Cream

    Developing new flavors of ice cream is a passion of mine and there are very few ingredients that I won't...


    Coconut Milk Strawberry-Banana Pops

    5 reviews

    These four-ingredient freezer pops are a delicious way to use up a pint of fresh strawberries. You'll love the hint...


    Make-Ahead Eggs Benedict Toast Cups

    2 reviews

    When I was growing up, we had a family tradition of having eggs Benedict with champagne and orange juice for...


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    Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream with Salted Caramel Sauce

    Truthfully, I want those cozy flavors of Thanksgiving throughout the year. This ice cream has just the right balance of...


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    Whiskey-Brandy Slush

    It may be cold outside, but we like to serve this icy citrus drink for Christmas gatherings at our house....


    Creamy Layered Blueberry Ice Pops

    2 reviews

    These delicious ice pops can also be made with raspberries or blackberries. The rosemary sprig and lemon zest bring another...

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    Chicken Burritos

    15 reviews

    This mouthwatering chicken burrito recipe makes enough for two casseroles, so you can enjoy one today and freeze the other...


    Freeze Ahead Peach Pie Filling

    6 reviews

    To make peach pie even during the winter, I use this simple recipe. It also makes it easier when I...


    Berry-Filled Butter Ribbons

    Tangy boysenberry is an unusual for a cookie, but it goes well with chocolate. I change the sprinkles and even...


    Santa Fe Chili

    37 reviews

    This colorful and hearty chili is perfect for heartwarming, holiday get-togethers. My family has been enjoying it for years. —Laura...


    Miniature Meat Pies

    2 reviews

    I make these handheld pies in advance, keep them in the freezer, then bake them the day of the party....


    Easy Ice Cream Sundae Dessert

    11 reviews

    In summer, nothing's better than ice cream sundaes. We kids couldn't wait to dig into this tempting dessert. It's...