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    Honey Spice Bread

    25 reviews

    The texture of this bread is almost like a cake, so I usually serve slices of it for dessert. The loaf looks so festive with the pretty glaze drizzled on top. —Gaye O'Dell, Binghamton, New York

    Wild Rice Bread with Sunflower Seeds

    2 reviews

    I loved skipping the boring school cafeteria meals and going to my grandma’s house for lunch. She spent most of...

    Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon-Apple Topping

    4 reviews

    When these pumpkin pancakes are on the griddle, people flock to the kitchen. Grab a spoon and top each stack...

    Cider Turkey Soup

    4 reviews

    We suggest saving the turkey carcass from your Thanksgiving dinner to make this super soup the next day! Apple cider...

    Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup

    2 reviews

    I got this golden soup recipe from a friend. Sometimes I add a few slices of red pepper to change...

    Gingersnap Pumpkin Cake

    14 reviews

    It just so happened that on the first day that really felt like fall, we were getting together with friends....

    Best Ever Crescent Rolls

    6 reviews

    My daughter and I have cranked out dozens of these homemade crescent rolls. It’s a real team effort. I cut...

    Cranberry Layer Cake

    66 reviews

    I adapted a Bundt cake recipe to create this layer cake. Cranberries, walnuts and homemade frosting make it taste so...

    Garlic-Herb Braid

    23 reviews

    Savory flavors of rosemary, dill, garlic and basil blend beautifully in this homey loaf that goes with almost any main...

    Chocolate Mincemeat Bars

    1 review

    What would the holidays be without mincemeat for dessert? Even people who say they don’t care for the taste will...

    Creamless Creamy Squash Soup

    2 reviews

    Here's my go-to recipe for family and friends' get-togethers. One time, my niece devoured three bowls of it and we...

    Christmas Wassail

    "After everyone is served cups of steaming, spiced cider, we all give the wassail toast," Patricia Atkins, Palmer Lake, Colorado,...

    Pumpkin Lasagna

    60 reviews

    I especially like this comforting fall dish because it's vegetarian. Even friends who aren't big fans of pumpkin are surprised...

    Skinny Turkey-Vegetable Soup

    15 reviews

    The blend of flavors and colors in this hearty soup will bring everyone at the table back for more. —Charlotte...

    Buttermilk Pumpkin Waffles

    15 reviews

    My girlfriend loves pumpkin, so I enjoy making these for her on cool Sunday mornings. —Charles Insler, Silver Spring, Maryland

    Mediterranean Pastry Pinwheels

    6 reviews

    These quick appetizers are irresistible. The flavors of sun-dried tomatoes and pesto balance beautifully. —Kristen Heigl, Staten Island, New York

    Harvest Squash Casserole

    1 review

    This is a healthy recipe flavored with autumn cranberries and pecans. It goes very well with a roasted turkey and...

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    Mini Sausage Pies

    4 reviews

    The simple ingredients and family-friendly flavor of these little sausage cups make them a go-to dinner favorite. And everyone gets...

    Scalloped Sweet Corn Casserole

    7 reviews

    This is my Grandma Ostendorf's corn recipe I grew up enjoying. Now a grandmother myself, I still serve this comfy,...

    Porcini Mac & Cheese

    5 reviews

    This recipe was inspired by a mushroom mac and cheese I had at a local restaurant. I incorporated the fall...

    Delicious Pumpkin Bread

    77 reviews

    An enticing aroma wafts through my house when this tender cake-like pumpkin bread is in the oven. I bake extra...

    Guilt-Free Chicken Chili

    4 reviews

    This chili is a keeper. Make it on Sunday and you get lunch for the rest of the week, too....

    Turkey Gnocchi Soup

    6 reviews

    While trying to find a creative use for leftover turkey, we decided to add gnocchi instead of noodles. My 8-year-old...

    Easy Batter Rolls

    13 reviews

    The first thing my guests ask when they come for dinner is if I'm serving these dinner rolls. The buns...

    Crisp Moroccan Appetizer Rolls

    I love the distinctive flavors of Moroccan food. I’ve also experimented many times with spring roll wrappers, so I decided...

    Freezer Mashed Potatoes

    9 reviews

    Can you freeze mashed potatoes? You bet you can! I always make these potatoes and give them to my kids...

    Hearty Baked Potato Soup

    2 reviews

    I got this recipe from my aunt, a great cook. Topped with bacon, cheese and chives, this soup tastes just...