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    Italian Bread Salad with Olives

    This quick and flavorful bread salad always gets rave reviews from my friends and family. This panzanella-style dish is a timesaver during the holidays, as it can be made ahead. Just keep the bread cubes separate and add them right before serving. —Angela Spengler, Niceville, Florida

    Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies

    1 review

    These three-ingredient peanut butter coconut cookies are easy to make, so you'll always have time to make a quick batch....

    Smoked Deviled Eggs

    ??Give all those leftover Easter eggs a flavor upgrade. Grilling these smoked deviled eggs gives them a distinctive taste that...

    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...

    Martin’s Rhubarb Strudel

    1 review

    Although I have always loved strudel, apple strudel was the only kind I ate for many years. But when my...

    Rich and Creamy Twice-Baked Potatoes

    1 review

    My mom, Lynda, is a marvelous cook. I’m proud to say she taught me everything she knows, especially during my...

    Roasted Potatoes & Onions with Wilted Greens

    I'm usually not a fan of side dishes because I find them boring and bland, but a necessary evil in...

    Banana Cream & Peanut Butter Mousse Pie

    My pie is special because it is ultra creamy and has three foods I desire most—peanut butter, banana and milk...

    Caramel Pecan Pie

    23 reviews

    This is hands down the best pecan pie—it’s so good, it’s scary! I’m making it for Thanksgiving because there will...

    Chilaquilas Appetizer

    1 review

    I learned how to make this recipe when I was attending high school in California. It's been a family favorite...

    Candy Apple Pie

    17 reviews

    This is the only apple pie my husband will eat, but that's all right since he makes it as often...

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    Buttery Bubble Bread

    24 reviews

    Homemade bread can be time-consuming, difficult and tricky to make. But this fun-to-eat monkey bread, baked in a fluted tube...

    Angel Food Cake

    13 reviews

    This angel food cake has a completely different texture than the ones made from a mix. My family enjoys it...

    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...

    Corny Chocolate Crunch

    4 reviews

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

    Turkey Nachos

    Chunks of leftover turkey are a tasty addition to this thick, cheesy dip that comes from Gayle Lewis of Winston,...

    Cranberry Cashew Fudge

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

    Cranberry-Pistachio Sticky Buns

    2 reviews

    Looking for a fantastic brunch item? Then try these ooey-gooey good sticky buns. They use frozen roll dough and couldn't...

    Pistachio Gorgonzola Cheesecake

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

    Spicy Sweet Chicken Bacon Bites

    I've been serving these for many years. Guests love dipping the bacon-wrapped chicken tidbits into blue cheese salad dressing or...

    Cheddar Cheese & Beer Soup

    The taste of beer is subtle, but it's just enough to complement the cheese in this rich and creamy soup....

    Honey Mustard Bacon-Wrapped Chicken

    These sweet-salty dippers go over big with kids and adults alike. Guests at my daughter’s 13th birthday party couldn’t get...

    Cinnamon Roll Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

    2 reviews

    Cheesecake, coffee cake and cinnamon rolls—all rolled into one! —Deanna Smith, Meridian, Idaho

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    Buttery Carrots ‘n’ Onions

    1 review

    My mother served this attractive side dish for all her special dinners, so I've been eating carrots this way since...

    Apple-Cheddar Pancakes with Bacon

    2 reviews

    After tasting a scrumptious grilled apple and cheese sandwich, I decided to try the same flavors with pancakes. The idea...

    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

    Chili con Queso Dip

    1 review

    I can count on a roomful of smiles whenever I make this---and it couldn't be easier!—Tammy Leiber, Navasota, Texas

    Cinnamon-Sugar Scones

    12 reviews

    I bring these to every event--they’re always a huge hit. Kids love them, and moms like making them because they’re...

    Home-Style Scalloped Potatoes

    17 reviews

    The secret to a good scalloped potato dish is to make sure it has plenty of creamy sauce, which this...