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    Orange Blossom Mint Refresher

    5 reviews

    I came up with this recipe because I'm not a fan of regular iced tea. This tea has the perfect combination of freshness and sweetness; the orange blossom water gives it a distinctive flavor. People always request the recipe. —Juliana Gauss, Centennial, Colorado

    Mocha Truffles

    26 reviews

    Nothing compares to the melt-in-your-mouth flavor of these truffles...or to the simplicity of the recipe. Whenever I make them for...


    Old-Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

    2 reviews

    After their wedding in a small country church, our daughter Angela and her husband, Lonnie Robertson, were driven to the...


    Chocolate Coffee Spoons

    My husband, Mark and I gave our wedding guests these cute spoons as favors. They're a fun way to flavor...


    Orange Lemonade

    11 reviews

    This juice is a favorite at our place. I'll often double the batch and send a jar next door to...

    Cheese/Grape Appetizers

    5 reviews

    These small bites are well worth the time they take. Serve them as part of an antipasto platter or as...


    Coconut Creme Chocolates

    4 reviews

    I'm a proud wife, mom of three and grandma of many. I've cooked many things over the years, including these...

    Tangy Party Punch

    4 reviews

    As social chair one year during college, I tried to come up with a more interesting beverage than the usual...


    Olive Potato Salad

    My mother shared this recipe with me at my bridal shower more than 45 years ago.
    —Margaret Matson, Metamora,...


    Dijon Chicken Liver Pate

    I first served this chicken liver pate at a holiday party quite a few years ago, and it was a...


    Coconut Truffles

    2 reviews

    These chocolate-covered coconut truffles can be flavored with a variety of extracts with delicious results. Making candy is a favorite...

    Baby Shower Punch

    1 review

    The grapefruit flavor really shines in this pretty punch. I serve it at family gatherings throughout the year.
    —Dianne...


    Candied Fruit Platter

    Yummy chocolate-dipped fruits make a perfect dessert and a pretty arrangement on your table. I like to use them for...


    Cran-licious Christmas Punch

    Here's a punch that both adults and children will enjoy. The fruity flavors are especially refreshing!—Helen Roland, Miami, Florida


    Spiced Cider Punch

    9 reviews

    I’ve shared this recipe with many friends. It never wears out its welcome and is so easy to make. It’s...


    Les Truffles au Chocolat

    These decadent dipped balls have the wonderful combination of chocolate and orange. If it's more convenient, make them a day...

    Creamy Fruit Bowl

    3 reviews

    THIS fruit salad is always on the menu for special occasions, since it can be served as a salad or...


    Russian Creme Heart

    This rich dessert only looks complicated. "It's quite easy to prepare," assures Irene Lee of Lawton, North Dakota, who notes...


    Raspberry Mousse In Chocolate Cups

    READY for an outpouring of compliments? You'll get lots when you serve these decadent desserts! "A friend shared the recipe...


    Caprese Tomato Bites

    8 reviews

    I love the classic combination of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil in these bite-size appetizers. The juicy explosion you get when...


    Cheesecake Layered Red Velvet Cake

    8 reviews

    I love both red velvet cake and cheesecake. So why not combine them into one stunning red velvet cheesecake recipe?...


    Spiced Pineapple Cooler

    3 reviews

    I enjoy cooking, especially when I'm preparing a dish that is different. That's definitely the case with this spicy, refreshing...


    Lime Divine Tarts

    5 reviews

    Winter is prime time for limes, so why not showcase them at your holiday party? These cute cups are impressive...


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    Classic Beef Wellingtons

    10 reviews

    Perfect for holidays, this beef Wellington recipe is also impressively easy. Find ready-made puff pastry sheets in the frozen food...

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    Make-Ahead Scalloped Potatoes

    1 review

    After our memorable lakeside ceremony, guests gathered with Creighton and me at a nearby hall for our reception. A dear...


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    White Chocolate Cranberry Blondies

    45 reviews

    Friends sometimes ask me to make these for wedding receptions. For a fancier presentation, I cut the bars into triangle...


    Makeover Crab Appetizer Mold

    1 review

    The delicate flavors of crab and green onion come through in each bite of this elegant dish from Kathi Mulchin...


    Party Potato Salad

    This salad has been a staple for the family for years. A friend and I prepared enough to serve 200...


    Shrimp Tartlets

    11 reviews

    Fill mini tart shells with a cream cheese mixture, then top with seafood sauce and shrimp for a picture-perfect look...


    Easy Smoked Salmon

    4 reviews

    A magazine featured this recipe years ago, and it's still my favorite salmon. Just add crackers for a super simple...