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Learn how to put your favorite gear to work. We’ve got tips on how to make the most of your pressue cooker, Dutch oven, cast-iron skillet, air fryer and much more.

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    Air Fryer Tortellini with Prosciutto

    This is my take on fried tortellini. Air-fryer Italian street food recipes like this one are crunchy and gooey. Use the best quality tomatoes you can find for the sauce—it's so good that you'll want to double it and serve it over pasta. —Angela Lemoine, Howell, New Jersey

    Gourmet Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato

    This recipe brings together many of the flavors my family enjoys, complete with a surprise in the center of each...


    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...


    Spiced Apple Cider Jelly Shots

    These spiced, spiked gelatin squares are sure to get the party started at fall get-togethers. If you’re going for the...


    Apple Pie Tartlets

    16 reviews

    Good-for-you things come in small packages when you make a batch of the tiny apple pie treats. Sweet and cinnamony,...

    Macadamia-Coffee Bean Cookies

    1 review

    Nearly anyone who loves coffee will perk up for this java-infused cookie. What hot beverage would you pair these treats...


    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...

    Hot Cranberry Cider

    2 reviews

    Adding colorful appeal to a wintertime meal is a easy—just turn to this tasty cider. The cranberry juice gives it...


    Triple Fudge Brownies

    30 reviews

    When you're in a hurry to make dessert, here's a "mix of mixes" that's so convenient and quick. The result...


    Corny Chocolate Crunch

    4 reviews

    This sweet treat tastes almost like candy, and it's gone just about as fast! —Delores Ward, Decatur, Indiana


    Hot Apple Cider

    7 reviews

    In this recipe, brown sugar and spices add extra flavor to already delicious apple cider. —Marlys Benning, Wellsburg, Iowa

    Cranberry Cashew Fudge

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


    Cookout Potato Salad

    Instead of using all mayonnaise in the dressing, I used some plain yogurt. It really lightens up the dish and...


    Maple-Chestnut Cheesecake

    There are so many delightful flavors that perfectly complement each other in this rich, impressive cheesecake. The hint of cinnamon...


    Sweet Potato & Marshmallow Swirl Cheesecake

    I make a sweet potato souffle that I’ve always thought tastes like a dessert. I finally decided to use that...


    Apple Pie Bundles

    These cute bundles taste like an apple pie but without all of the work—no fork needed! The ingredients in this...

    Beef Chili Cheese Dip

    2 reviews

    I love to keep these ingredients on hand for entertaining or quick-to-prepare hearty snacks.—Nancy Brown, Janesville, Wisconsin


    Company Green Salad

    6 reviews

    I partially put this salad together and take the remaining ingredients (candied nuts, seeds, rice noodles and dressing) to mix...


    Apricot-Apple Cider

    2 reviews

    Dried apricots give this comforting cider a marvelous twist. Add cranberries, cinnamon, allspice and cloves for the perfect hot drink...


    Stuffed Sweet Potato Casserole

    3 reviews

    Delight guests with little individual casseroles baked right inside the potato shell. Marshmallows and caramel ice cream topping make them...


    Warm Spiced Citrus Punch

    I serve this drink every year during the holidays. It’s one of my most requested recipes. It can be doubled...


    Citrus Cranberry Tea

    1 review

    Field editor Pat Habiger of Spearvile, Kansas stirs up holiday spirit with this hot brew that's full of tangy fruit...


    Spiced Tea

    1 review

    Simply by simmering together spices, tea and fruit juices, Janice Connelley of Mountain City, Nevada created a concoction that gives...


    Citrus Spiced Tea

    Ripe with citrusy tang, this easy-to-fix hot tea from Mrs. J.D. McCollum, of Memphis, Tennessee can be whipped up for...

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    Mulled Cranberry Cider

    Whipping up this tasty beverage for a gathering—large or small—is simple. All you have to do is combine the ingredients,...


    Hot Cranberry Tea

    Cinnamon-infused cranberries combine with orange and lemon juices for a not-too-sweet beverage. The crimson color is perfect for the holiday...


    Pumpkin Hummus

    2 reviews

    Our home economists give traditional hummus an autumn appeal with the addition of canned pumpkin. Hot pepper sauce lends just...


    Spicy Cranberry Drink

    Red-hot candies add a little spice to this rosy beverage that's perfect for holiday buffets or winter potlucks. Serve it...


    Red Apple Butter Bars

    5 reviews

    Fall means apple-picking time, and we love using the fresh fruit to bake up these bars. The streusel on top...


    Creamy Red Potato Salad

    9 reviews

    We love red potatoes for color and shape in a perfect combo with radishes, green onions and a touch of...