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    Bacon Corn Pancakes

    1 review

    Pancakes are always tops in my book. But stir in bacon and corn, and they become the best breakfast-for-dinner option. I always cook gluten-free, but you can easily use regular all-purpose flour to make these corn fritters. —Anne-Marie Nichols, Watkinsville, Georgia

    Cornish Pasties

    7 reviews

    My Great-Aunt Gladys was from a small mining town in England where pasties were popular. I loved to watch her...


    Slow-Cooker Minestrone

    4 reviews

    There's nothing quite like the comfort of warm homemade soup, and it's even better when your slow cooker does most...


    Vietnamese Chicken Meatball Soup with Bok Choy

    5 reviews

    Throughout Vietnam there are many kinds of soups, “canh,” served all year long. I particularly love enjoying this warm, flavorful...


    Sweet Potato Chili with Turkey

    4 reviews

    My slow-cooker chili is packed with flavor. Swapping ground turkey for ground beef lightens it up, and sweet potato puree...

    Spicy Stuffed Banana Peppers

    Banana peppers can be very tricky: Sometimes they are hot and sometimes they are not. If you want to be...


    Pressure-Cooker Vegetable Wild Rice Soup

    This thick and hearty soup is packed with colorful vegetables. It's wonderful for lunch alongside a healthy salad or a...

    Pressure-Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

    With only a few ingredients, this roast beef is a snap to throw together. The meat turns out wonderfully tender....


    Pressure-Cooker Beefy Cabbage Bean Stew

    1 review

    While we were on a small-group quilting retreat, one of my friends made this wonderful recipe for dinner. We all...


    Smoky Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

    10 reviews

    My hearty, delicious, nutrient-packed vegetarian dish is amazingly healthy. Everyone I've made it for has loved it—even carnivores! I always...


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    Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream with Salted Caramel Sauce

    Truthfully, I want those cozy flavors of Thanksgiving throughout the year. This ice cream has just the right balance of...

    Spiced Pumpkin Ice Cream

    Ice cream lovers can't get enough of this creamy, rich ice cream that boasts lots of delish pumpkin flavor. —Molly...


    Arrabbiata Sauce with Zucchini Noodles

    1 review

    This popular Italian dish is very spicy and full of flavor. We decided to re-create one of our favorite jarred...


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    Chicken Broccoli Shells

    18 reviews

    This cheesy entree is a make-ahead dream. Just assemble it ahead of time and put it in the oven when...


    Sausage Spinach Turnovers

    4 reviews

    One Christmas, I gave these tasty meat pies to our neighbors as gifts instead of sweets—they loved them! The handheld...


    Spicy Enchilada Casserole

    12 reviews

    This zippy Mexican casserole is a real winner at our house. It's so flavorful and filling, we usually just accompany...

    Green Bean Chicken Casserole

    17 reviews

    My husband, who claims to be strictly a meat-and-potatoes man, asked for seconds the first time I threw together this...


    Creamy Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

    4 reviews

    "These nicely seasoned potatoes are so fresh-tasting and creamy that there's no need for extra butter or gravy," writes Natalie...


    Make-Ahead Squash Soup

    "I make a big batch of this soup when I have an abundance of zucchini from the garden," writes Suzanne...


    Maine Potato Candy

    8 reviews

    Years ago, folks in Maine ate potatoes daily and used leftovers in bread, doughnuts and other dishes. This potato candy...


    Spanakopita Bites

    3 reviews

    For an easy spanakopita, try this version that is made in a pan, then cut into squares. It has all...


    Mom’s Chicken Noodle Soup

    8 reviews

    My mother was a pastor's wife, and she did a lot of cooking for potlucks. This recipe's one she created...


    Freezer Cucumber Pickles

    11 reviews

    When I first started to make these crunchy and satisfying freezer pickles, I wasn't sure if the method would actually...


    Potato and Cheese Pancakes

    "I enjoy these crispy pancakes with steak, asparagus and a Caesar salad," writes Otto Woltersdorf Jr. from his home in...

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    Cheesy Mixed-Vegetable Soup

    6 reviews

    "My sister, Cari O'Shea, brought this soup to a New Year's Eve family get-together," recalls Sandra Goetzinger-Andrews of Hiawatha, Iowa....


    Twice-Baked Ranch Potatoes

    In Gansevoort, New York, Janice Arnold makes the most of leftover mashed potatoes to create these creamy stuffed potatoes. "You...


    Beef and Vegetable Soup

    1 review

    On the cooler nights of spring, it’s heartwarming to enjoy a bowl of hot, homemade soup like this one from...


    Sassy Salsa Meat Loaves

    We still can’t settle on our favorite salsa, but, honestly, why bother? There are so many fantastic options! We love...


    Favorite Cheesy Potatoes

    2 reviews

    My family loves these potatoes. I make a large batch in disposable pans and serve them at all our get-togethers....


    Healthy Steamed Dumplings

    1 review

    My family loves Chinese food, but it's hard to find healthy choices in restaurants or at the grocery store. So...