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It’s easy to fall into a rut when it comes to 
cooking—Tuesday becomes grilled
chicken night, Wednesday tuna
noodle casserole. What you need
is a little kitchen inspiration. 

That’s what you’ll find here:
satisfying, simple and
recipes the whole 
family will love. From healthy twists
classics to all-time favorites
like mac and cheese,
our recipes 
will breathe new life into your 
cooking r
outine. Plus, read the
stories behind many of the 
comfort food dishes.

Recent Recipes

Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake

This tasty treat makes a sweet and sassy alternative to traditional pumpkin pie.

by Sherry Gore
, Pinecraft, Florida

Crustless Spinach Quiche
This recipe calls for less flour and more spinach than most quiches—without sacrificing flavor.
by Laurie Tribken
, Sierra Madre, California

A slice of Francine Bryson's Peppermin Swirl layer cake

Step into the kitchen of America’s best-loved amateur baker to try some of her Christmas sweets and treats! Read Francine's story!

Fudge Cake

Tablespoons of coffee tie everything together in this recipe and bring out that real deep chocolate flavor.

by Francine Bryson
, Pickens, South Carolina

Turtle Cake Roll

This delicious cake excerpted from The Joys of Christmas 2014 looks so festive when served at a holiday party.

by Francine Bryson
, Pickens, South Carolina

Peppermint Swirl 3-Layer Cake

This cake is my big Christmas showstopper, the cake that will make people declare, "Okay, now this is Christmas!"

by Francine Bryson
, Pickens, South Carolina

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

These pies can be made in many flavors, but red velvet just feels right for Christmas. Rolling them in crushed-up candy canes makes them extra pretty.

by Francine Bryson
, Pickens, South Carolina

Beth's Apple Crumble Pie

This pie is one of Beth's favorites because of its "soft, cinnamony comfort of the apple filling combined with the crunchy, buttery topping."

by Beth Howard
, Eldon, Iowa

Honey-Mustard Chicken

A deliciously low-cal family favorite.

by Jackie Scott
, Lexington, Kentucky

A slice of Lorraine Pascale's Fudgy Orange and Beet Cake

Beets are a sweet surprise in this tasty dessert.

by Lorraine Pascale

Baked Spaghetti

This dish is a favorite for potluck suppers.

by Carol Roper
, Fountain Inn,South Carolina

Spiced Carrot Fries

This snack is easy to make, low in calories and delicious to boot!

by The Editors of Kiwi Magazine

Kathie Kania's Pecan Bread
Whether you’re on a low-sugar diet or just eating healthy, you can’t beat this fresh-baked bread for sandwiches and toast.
by Kathie Kania
, Lewistown, Montana

Carla Hall's Tomato-Corn Chowder

The celebrity chef, seen on ABC-TV's The Chew, shares her recipe for a hearty and delicious vegetarian soup.

by Carla Hall
, Washington, D.C.

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