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      Our Best-Loved Grand Prize Winning Recipes

      Cook with confidence when you make the grand prize contest winners that soared to the top of Taste of Home’s best contests.

      Savory Winter Squash Pie

      Instead of using frozen winter squash, you can roast butternut or acorn squash until tender and then mash it before...


      Presenting the Winners from Our Sandwich Contest

      Move over PB&J, these over-the-top award-winning sandwiches are sure to become favorites in your house.


      Crunchy Burger Quesadillas

      We love burgers—all kinds! We also love quesadillas and tacos, so I combined them to make an amazing, very filling...


      German Chocolate Cake

      According to my husband, this is the best German chocolate cake recipe in the whole world. Every bite has a...

      Cheesy Bacon and Grits Casserole

      I was craving grits for breakfast, so I created this masterpiece with fresh corn and leftover bacon. Serve with avocado...


      Biscuits with Southern Cheese Spread

      To balance out the menu, every tea party needs a few savory options, like these biscuits with cheese spread. They're...

      Pear, Ricotta and Rosemary Corn Muffins

      Indulge yourself by spreading a pat of butter over each of these warm, scrumptious pear and ricotta muffins. Add a...


      Apple Cake with Buttermilk Sauce

      This apple cake with buttermilk sauce recipe is super easy. Top with spiced apples, drizzle with the warm sauce and...


      Mocha Cinnamon Rolls

      I love cinnamon rolls and coffee together! They are the perfect flavor combination, which is proven by these mocha cinnamon...


      Welsh Cakes

      My grandfather was Welsh and liked to make Welsh cakes on the griddle. Our whole family loves them. Sometimes he...

      Lefse

      Lefse is a Scandinavian flatbread made with potatoes. We traditionally make these delicious breads during the holiday season. Serve them...


      Toasted Chicken Salad Sandwiches

      I love chicken salad sandwiches. For this recipe, I use a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket and toss it with...


      Brown Sugar Bacon BLT Sandwiches

      Simple BLT sandwiches are quite amazing, but when you add dill mayonnaise, avocado and brown sugar bacon, they become something...


      Kilbourn Sandwich

      This is a fun take on a Monte Cristo. It makes a big batch, so you can stock your freezer...


      Steak Sandwiches with Crispy Onions

      I created this steak sandwich recipe for my husband. Fried onions are a family favorite, and I thought it would...

      Chiles Rellenos Croque-Madame

      A traditional croque-madame is a heartier version of a croque-monsieur because it's served with an egg on top of the...


      Hot Italian Party Sandwiches

      It doesn’t get much easier, or more delicious, than this hot Italian sandwich recipe. These sandwiches are the perfect appetizer...


      Grilled Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches

      Rich and creamy pimiento cheese is a southern favorite. It makes this grilled pimiento cheese sandwich shine, especially when sweet...


      Sun-Dried Tomato Lamb Burgers

      These lamb burgers can be made the day before and refrigerated until you're ready to grill. Serve with a cool...


      General Tso’s Chicken Sandwich with Broccoli Slaw

      I turned a classic takeout dinner into this General Tso's chicken sandwich that’s simple to make at home. We like...


      Tandoori Masala Chicken Sandwiches

      This recipe combines spices from my Indian roots with a modern twist. If you want to add some extra heat...


      Hoisin Chicken Wraps

      My recipe was inspired by Vietnamese pork banh mi—particularly the fresh carrot, cucumber and radish topping. It has so much...


      Lebanese Street Sandwiches

      Arayes are grilled Lebanese-style sandwiches that are stuffed with a seasoned meat mixture. They're commonly found throughout the food stalls...

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      Air-Fryer Shrimp Cake Sliders

      My family loves these shrimp sliders. The slaw dressing and shrimp cake patties can be made ahead. When you're ready...


      Air-Fryer Bacon-Peanut Butter Cornbread Muffins

      My family can't get enough of bacon and peanut butter, so I created these quick and easy cornbread muffins using...


      Herbed Pumpkin Flatbread

      These herby pumpkin flatbreads benefit from the wonderful flavor and texture of pumpkin. They are amazing served with soup, salad...


      Blackberry Apple Jelly

      August is the busiest month of the year on our small farm—that's when we're harvesting sweet corn, pumpkins and pickling...


      Meaty Three-Bean Chili

      Meet the Cook: Doubling this recipe is automatic for me - just about everyone wants more than one bowl! If...


      Lemon Rice Salad

      This salad makes a refreshing side dish for a special occasion meal. I take it to holiday potluck suppers and...