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These Crab Canapés are the perfect way to start any meal, because this recipe makes a ton of bite-sized appetizers...

  • 1 (12-ounce) package Thomas’ English Muffins
  • 1 (5-ounce) jar Kraft Old English Cheese spread
  • 1 (6.5-ounce) can white crabmeat
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 1 tablespoon Miracle Whip
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
4.4/5 (5 Votes)

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Fluffy but thin, tangy, delicate Best Make-Ahead Buttermilk Pancakes whip up with ease! The batter stores well in t...

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 pound unsalted butter, 1 stick, melted
  • 4 cups buttermilk (or 1/4 cup cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice added to 3 3/4 cups with milk, stirred and microwaved for 45 seconds)
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons sugar, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
4.3/5 (15 Votes)

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This cornbread recipe is perfect for making the night before any big holiday gathering, so that you can take time t...

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, divided
  • 3 cups white cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 7 large eggs, divided
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 3 cups soft breadcrumbs
  • 2 medium onions, diced, about 2 cups
  • 1 large bunch celery, diced, about 3 cups
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh sage or 1 tablespoon dried rubbed sage
  • 6 (10 1/2-ounce) cans condensed chicken broth, undiluted
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
4.2/5 (17 Votes)

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This Cheese Straw recipe is the perfect appetizer for any occasion because they can be made and froze up to 3 month...

  • 1 1/2 cups (6-ounces) extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces and softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon half-and-half
4.2/5 (9 Votes)

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My favorite recipe for cranberry relish! The whole orange gives it a great citrusy flavor, and the sugar gives it a...

  • 1 orange, with peel
  • 1 bag of fresh or frozen whole cranberries
  • 3/4 to 1 cup sugar
4.2/5 (6 Votes)

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Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Rugelach recipe is the perfect make-ahead cookie recipe to feed a large crowd

  • 1 (4-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup toasted nuts
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soft, fresh bread crumbs
  • 2/3 cups any preserves
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
4.1/5 (7 Votes)

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The richness of this silky pâté is balanced by tart green peppercorns

  • 1 pound chicken livers, well trimmed
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • small sage leaves to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons chopped brined green peppercorns, plus 1 tablespoon brine from the jar
  • rye crackers, for serving
4/5 (1 Votes)

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Take a shortcut and make eggs benedict the easy way with this scrumptious recipe

  • 2 English muffins, split and toasted
  • 8 thin slices Canadian-style bacon, about 4 ounces total
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • dash of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon margarine or butter
  • 1 envelope hollandaise sauce mix, about 2/3 cup sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs, about 1/2 slice of bread
  • 2 teaspoons fresh chives or parsley, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons margarine or butter, melted
  • tomato wedges, optional to taste
4/5 (1 Votes)

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Mashed potatoes can be made ahead in the casserole dish and refrigerated until about an hour and half before servin...

  • 3 pounds potatoes (about 9 medium), peeled and cubed
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 green onions, chopped
4/5 (1 Votes)

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These Strawberry Rhubarb Glazed Donuts are quick and easy, so they are perfect for any busy weekday breakfast or a ...

  • 1 cup quartered fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup diced rhubarb
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 (8-ounce) tubes Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent rolls
  • sprinkles, if desired
  • oil for frying
4/5 (1 Votes)

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The quintessential casserole for the holidays

  • 1 (10-3/4 ounce) can CAMPBELL'S® Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 (9-ounces each) packages frozen cut green beans, thawed*
  • 1 1/3 cups FRENCH'S® Original or Cheddar French Fried Onions
3.1/5 (9 Votes)

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I’ve looked at a number of sweet potato kugel recipes, and experimented with this one a few times until I was sat...

  • 4 eggs
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 large sweet potatoes (2-pounds total), peeled and grated
  • 2 slightly tart apples, like Gala or Braeburn, peeled, cored, and grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon mild honey or agave nectar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons melted unsalted butter, as needed
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