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    Slow-Cooker Banana Bread

    I love to use my slow cooker. I started to experiment with making bread in it so I wouldn’t have to heat up my kitchen by turning on my oven. It’s so easy and simple. I make this slow-cooker banana bread all the time. —Nicole Gackowski, Antioch, California

    Sloppy Joe Slider Bake

    1 review

    Ground beef is turned up a notch in these party sliders that are sure to please your crowd. I love...


    Mac & Cheese Pork Sliders

    I love pork sliders! This sweet and savory recipe was created out of leftover ingredients I had in my fridge....


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    Bread Pudding Pie

    4 reviews

    This unique dessert is a bread pudding-pie combo. It was created by my paternal grandmother's family. They had a farm...


    Ranch Pigs in a Blanket

    1 review

    Who knew you could amp up the fun factor for pigs in a blanket? Sprinkle ranch seasoning on top before...

    Taco Skillet Pizza with Cornbread Crust

    Our family loves taco pizza, and I have made so many versions of it. This recipe is like a deep-dish...


    Cheesy Meatball Sliders

    4 reviews

    These sliders are a fun way to serve meatballs at your party without using a slow cooker. Made on mini...

    Shakshuka Breakfast Pizza

    I turned traditional shakshuka into a fun brunch pizza. Its sweet, spicy and crunchy ingredients make it perfect for morning,...


    Apple, Butternut and Sausage Dressing

    I'd heard about using squash in dressing, so I combined four things I love into one dish: apples, butternut squash,...


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    Apple Butter Biscuit Breakfast Bake

    4 reviews

    My grandmother created this recipe to use up the leftovers from Christmas Eve dinner. By combining leftover ham and biscuits...


    Cranberry Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas

    1 review

    Whether canned or homemade, cranberry sauce delivers a healthy dose of vitamins to this dish. A little bit sweet and...

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    Princess Toast

    2 reviews

    I made these sparkly treats for my daughter's brownie troop and they're great for princess parties. Sometimes I use lemon...


    Badger State Stuffing

    1 review

    Your family will love the contrasting sweet, savory and slightly tart flavors in this spin on a Thanksgiving classic. Feel...


    Crescent Mac and Cheese Bites

    My kids love macaroni and cheese, and they love crescent rolls. With the help of my daughter Lula, I decided...


    Garlic Bread Pizza Sandwiches

    1 review

    I love inventing new ways to make grilled cheese sandwiches for my kids. This version tastes like pizza. Using frozen...


    Chai-Spiced Bread Pudding

    1 review

    Nothing says the holidays to me more than the warming spices of chai. This bread pudding incorporates those flavors to...

    Chicken Taco Pockets

    3 reviews

    We love these taco-flavored sandwiches made with crescent dough. They make a quick, easy lunch or supper with a bowl...


    Cranberry-Almond Cornmeal Cake

    This warm, comforting slow cooker dessert is guaranteed to ward off the wintertime blues. Top with a scoop of simple...


    Grilled Cheese, Apricot and Jalapeno Sandwich

    This grown-up grilled cheese recipe hits the spot with sweet and spicy add-ins like apricot jelly and jalapeno peppers. —Josh...


    Pepperoni Pizza Loaf

    34 reviews

    This savory stromboli starts with frozen bread dough, so it comes together in practically no time. The golden loaf is...


    Fried Chicken and Pulled Pork Cornbread Poppers

    These fun little apps are an instant conversation starter wherever they're served. We love them on game day, but they'd...


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    Ground Beef ‘n’ Biscuits

    15 reviews

    "This recipe was given to me by a good friend when I got married, and I have used it many...


    Bubble Pizza

    21 reviews

    This recipe has a no-fuss crust made from refrigerated biscuits. For a jazzed-up version, add your favorite pizza toppings. —Jo...


    French Bread Pizza

    3 reviews

    Slices of this hearty french bread pizza are guaranteed to please. I sometimes substitute spaghetti sauce for the pizza sauce,...

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    Baked Simple Meatball Stroganoff

    65 reviews

    If you like meatball subs, you'll love this tangy casserole that has all the rich flavor of the popular sandwiches...


    Wasabi Monte Cristo

    1 review

    I love Monte Cristo sandwiches, but I wanted to try it with some healthier ingredients. The spicy wasabi and sweet...


    Baked Pork Chops with Stuffing

    3 reviews

    I used to make this recipe for pork chops and stuffing for our three children when they were growing up....


    Mozzarella Cornbread Pizza

    2 reviews

    My sons like pizza but not takeout pies. I pull out my trusty baking pan to make a cornbread pizza...


    Mountain Ham Supreme

    Little kids think it's really neat how the bread makes mountains in the pan. Very tasty, too. —Keri Cotton, Lakeville,...


    Bacon ‘n’ Egg Sandwiches

    4 reviews

    I came across this unique grilled combo when I was digging in my mom's recipe box. The crisp bacon, hard-boiled...