RECIPES

Sat
07
Dec

Hot chocolate on a stick— who knew?


Mugs of hot milk plus "Hot Chocolate on a Stick" yield a new twist on an old favorite. (submitted photo)

It's fun, it's festive and it's a new twist on hot chocolate. Plus, it's easy to make with kids and sure to please the "hard to shop for" recipients on your list.

Thu
21
Nov

Apple Dumplings

This dish surprised our test cook and our tasters: the cook because pouring the Mountain Dew over the dumplings felt like a chemistry experiment and the tasters because the finished dish had a special tang, apparently from its surprise ingredient.
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Thu
21
Nov

Mounds Brownies

“These are wonderful and taste like heaven!” notes longtime recipe contest entrant and past winner Andersen.
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Thu
21
Nov

Holiday Festival

It’s a festival of color and taste -- and irresistible to all ages!
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Thu
21
Nov

Grateful for Pumpkin Dip

A new way to use pumpkin and a refreshing taste for dips.
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Thu
21
Nov

Fast Party Dip

Did everybody decide to stop by your place after the holiday lights tour? Here’s a quick way to set out snacks, with most the ingredients ready at hand.
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Thu
21
Nov

Vanilla-Rum Party Pineapple

This is a great centerpiece and a welcome fresh taste on a buffet table. The rum-accented glaze adds to the holiday flavor.
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Thu
21
Nov

Poached Pears

Easy, delicious and what a color! Thiry says, “I like to serve this for Christmas because you can do it ahead of time. I usually serve it with some Christmas sugar cookies.”
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Thu
21
Nov

Christmas Eve Salmon Chowder

Kimble tells us: “I love this simple, elegant chowder because it’s ready so quickly, and my family loves it because it’s so scrumptious. No one ever guesses it came together in just minutes!”
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Thu
21
Nov

Cherry Torte

As easy as mixing a quick crust and patting it into place -- no rolling pin necessary!
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