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      Sweet Potato Souffle with Pecans

      My grandmother makes this sweet potato souffle recipe every Thanksgiving. It's just so full of love and memories (and pecans!) that it needs to be shared. —Natalie Gray, Moreland, Georgia

      Slow-Cooker Al Pastor Bowls

      You'll love this easy version of a traditional Mexican favorite. Serve this al pastor bowl over rice or in tortillas...


      Kabobless Chicken and Vegetables

      As the primary caregiver for my grandma, I am trying to cook healthier for her. I am fascinated with Mediterranean...


      Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

      This Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole is an easy dinner for both you and the kids. Serve with carrot and...


      Nutty Kale Pesto Pasta with Caramelized Onion

      My bountiful garden and vegetarian daughter both inspired me to create this nutritious, calcium-rich kale pesto pasta. No one would...

      Sheet-Pan Pork Supper

      I created this pork tenderloin sheet-pan dinner to suit our family's needs. It's so quick and easy to clean up...


      Sheet-Pan Chicken Curry Dinner

      This sheet-pan chicken curry is a quick way to get a meal on the table without fuss. Everyone loves it,...

      Chicken Marsala en Croute

      I love puff pastry and chicken Marsala, so I decided to combine the two. The result is a very special...


      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...


      Savory Stuffed Peppers

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


      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...


      Slow-Cooker Pina Colada Bananas Foster

      I took bananas Foster one step further and combined it with the flavors of my favorite tropical drink: a pina...


      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...


      My Juicy Lucy

      Friends in Minnesota introduced me to the Juicy Lucy burger, a local favorite. Instead of putting the cheese on top,...


      Slow-Cooker Banana Bread

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

      Grandma’s Apple Cake

      My grandma's apple cake recipe is perfect for fall gatherings. With lightly spiced apples and a sweet glaze, each slice...


      Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cheesecake

      This Kentucky bourbon pecan cheesecake will wow your guests and your taste buds. Serve in spring during the Kentucky Derby...


      Thai Pork Satay

      I love this recipe since it can be made as a main dish or as an appetizer. For appetizer portions,...


      Maple and Cream Apple Pie

      The cream in this pie makes it so rich and delicious. If you're looking for something a little out of...


      Slow-Cooker Beef Tenderloin

      I created this slow-cooker beef tenderloin recipe when I was having guests over. It tastes incredible with little effort. —Amanda...


      Roasted Tuscan Chicken Dinner

      When an Italian friend shared many years ago that she often added Italian sausages to her pan of baked chicken,...


      Pizza Beans

      This dish is wonderful for parties or as a main dish. It can even be made the day before and...


      Pecan Coffee Cake Muffins

      These moist, cakelike muffins with heaps of crumb topping are to die for! They're wonderful for company, entertaining, brunch or...

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      Glazed Carrots with Green Grapes

      After receiving a slow cooker many years ago and not knowing what to do with the thing, I finally branched...


      Indian Rice and Carrot Pudding

      This Indian carrot pudding recipe is rich in flavor and very easy to prepare. —Daljeet Singh, Coral Springs, Florida


      Mixed Veggies and Rice

      To add variety to sides for those who don't care for potatoes, I came up with this colorful dish. It's...


      Orange Rosemary Carrots

      Our whole family loves rosemary, and I grow it along with carrots in my garden every year. This is a...


      Blueberry Iced Tea

      I enjoy coming up with new ways to use my slow cooker in the kitchen. Serve this blueberry iced tea...


      Oktoberfest Soup

      I love Oktoberfest beer and food, and I'm also a big fan of soups. I was in a bar a...