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Savory Pumpkin Bread

Learn how to make this savory pumpkin bread recipe from scratch. It's a nice surprise compared to sweet pumpkin loaves. Serve it with soup and salad, or toast a slice and slather it with butter. —Mary Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina

Slow-Cooker Monkey Bread

1 review

I often take this slow-cooker monkey bread to church potlucks—children and adults love it! The rum extract is optional. —Lisa...


Savory Stuffed Cherry Peppers

Our family's holiday dinners include a giant antipasto, and my mom's anchovy stuffed peppers are always the star dish. There...


Slow-Cooker Banana Bread

2 reviews

I love to use my slow cooker. I started to experiment with making bread in it so I wouldn’t have...


Vegan Popcorn Seasoning

This vegan popcorn seasoning will have everyone wanting more! It is a perfect base for experimenting with your favorite flavorings....

No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bars

These peanut butter energy bars are made with natural ingredients, and there's no baking required! You can substitute sunflower seeds...


Grandma’s Onion Squares

6 reviews

My grandma brought this recipe with her when she emigrated from Italy as a young wife and mother. It is...

Spicy Chocolate Orange Snack Mix

This munchable treat gets an extra zing from orange zest and a pop from cayenne pepper. Set out a bowl...


Spicy Peanut Butter and Pork Sandwich

A little spicy, a little sweet, with just a hint of curry, this flavor combo is something you just have...


Peanut Butter S’Mores Sandwich

1 review

Your favorite s'more flavors come together in this tasty peanut butter sandwich—no campfire required. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy...


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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...

Eggnog Muffins

10 reviews

This scrumptious muffins are chock-full of pecans and raisins.—Susan Brown, Northglenn, Colorado


Chocolate Mocha Dusted Almonds

I love to make recipes with nuts. These are chocolaty with a hint of coffee—elegant and addictive! I give them...


Chewy Honey Granola Bars

12 reviews

There's sweetness from the honey, chewiness from the raisins, hints of chocolate and cinnamon, and a bit of crunch. To...


Spicy Mixed Nuts

3 reviews

Cumin and chili powder give extra oomph to the classic homemade nut mix. It's a smart solution for holiday snacking...


Healthy Fruit Smoothies

9 reviews

My kids like smoothies so I make them often. They're just right for breakfast, a dessert or an afternoon snack....

Microwave Potato Chips

8 reviews

Can you make golden, crispy homemade potato chips in the microwave? We had our doubts, but they were quickly put...


Pumpkin Spice Bread

44 reviews

This pumpkin spice bread recipe is at least 40 years old. It makes a very moist bread. It's been described...


Grain-Free Apple Pie Granola

Because of food allergies, I’ve learned to swap ingredients. There are no grains in this granola but loads of nuts...


Zucchini Muffins

50 reviews

These yummy zucchini, currant and walnut muffins are an excellent and tasty way to use up surplus zucchini from your...


Bread Machine Panettone

This bread machine panettone is easy to make. Every tender, moist slice is filled with candied fruit and raisins. —Josephine...


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Candied Pecans

14 reviews

I pack these easy candied pecans in jars tied with pretty ribbon for family and friends. My granddaughter gave some...