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Mince Pies

Most people use canned mincemeat, but this is the old-fashioned way to make a mince pie. It is a sweet holiday dish that will satisfy you and your loved ones. —Diane Selich, Vassar, Michigan

Cranberry Sauce Meatballs

3 reviews

Cranberry sauce isn't just for turkey anymore! Combined with a few other ingredients, the Thanksgiving staple makes a perfect meatball...


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


Spicy Beef Satay

The fragrant spices and full flavors of North African cuisine make these appetizers a popular party food.


Best Ever Roast Beef

8 reviews

This is the best roast beef recipe ever, and it’s great for family dinners! Cube leftover meat and save any...

Hamburger-Broccoli Dip

1 review

Here's an appetizer that's guaranteed to keep hunger pangs at bay until dinner's ready!—Marvel Maki, Ponca City, Oklahoma


Special Herb Dressing

1 review

Here's a fabulously satisfying dressing with all the great tastes people crave: meat, fish herbs, earthy mushrooms, crunchy apples and...

Barbecued Meatballs

10 reviews

Grape jelly and chili sauce are the secrets that make these meatballs so fantastic. If I’m serving them at a...


Baked Cranberry Meatballs

3 reviews

You’ve never seen meatballs like these before, with cranberries, sauerkraut and chili sauce adding incredible color and irresistible tang. You’ll...


Hoisin Meatballs

These meatballs are braised in hoisin sauce and cabernet sauvignon for a delicious, rich sauce. If you prefer not to...


Cheese Meatballs

18 reviews

I often rely on these rich, cheesy meatballs for party appetizers. Or I serve them alongside a tossed salad for...

Cream Cheese and Swiss Lasagna

41 reviews

I like to fix the chunky meat sauce for this dish the day before, so the flavors can blend. It...


South of the Border Dip

Sometimes I double the recipe and serve it as a meal with chopped tomato, sliced avocados and sliced black olives.—Sandy...


Easy Egg Rolls

8 reviews

I've always loved egg rolls, but every recipe I saw seemed too complicated. So I decided to start with a...


Hearty Rice Dressing

3 reviews

This satisfying dressing has always been received well at church socials and family reunions. The recipe feeds a crowd—I cut...