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Ida's Creamy Grape Salad is the darling of church potlucks, family cookouts, and general snack cravings! The crisp, fresh flavors of the grapes add a wonderful contrast to the rich creaminess of the mix. Topped with smoky-sweet brown sugar and crunchy pecans, Ida's Creamy Grape Salad beats other fruit salads every day of the week. It’s perfect for when you need to whip something up in a hurry that you know everyone will love!

Posted: August 26
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Turns out, Italian comfort food takes relaxation to new levels. Three Meat Cannelloni Bake, as the name suggests, boasts literal pounds of delicious meat, from juicy, fatty beef to sweet, playful pork to delicate buttery veal mixed together in a cheesy herby sauce. Every layer of Three Meat Cannelloni Bake is awash in savory flavors, from rich tomato sauce to sharp parmesan cheese, to tender noodle sheets. If your mouth isn’t already watering, don’t worry. It will when you see this dish bubbling fresh out of your oven!

Posted: August 11
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Mongolian Beef actually has its origin in Taiwanese Mongolian Barbeque, which has nothing to do with either Mongolia or barbeque. Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef takes the stir-fried, sweet, sour, and savory flavors of the traditional dish and makes it easy. With just 10 minutes of prep time, you can have Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef and its tangy, salty, slightly spicy sauce made essentially for you. Nothing says welcome home than seeing this meal ready to eat!

Posted: November 25
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Rich, buttery, sweet, sparkling with notes of butterscotch and malt. There are a lot of words to describe caramel. One slice of Southern Caramel Cake, though, and you’ll be left speechless! Southern Caramel Cake finds layer upon layer of light fluffy sandwiching a beautiful creamy caramel icing. You get the full taste of caramel in perhaps its smoothest, most satisfying form. Where this cake is, celebrations are sure to follow!

Posted: September 7
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Rouladen is a traditional German dish that wraps tangy mustard and sour pickles in slow-cooked, tender steak. Slicing into them, you can actually see a spiral of savory flavors that feels festive and fun! Rouladen's contrast of sourness and fattiness brings out the best of both worlds, and that doesn't even get into the luscious, meaty gravy that's coating everything. It's a prime example of a set-it-and-forget-it dish you just can't forget!

Posted: December 15
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Smoked salmon is one of the most versatile dishes ever created, as equally welcome on the dinner table as it is in the brunch spread. This Easy Smoked Salmon is the perfect way to dazzle the crowd at your next holiday party: the beautiful orangey-pink flesh will get people buzzing, as will the tender, smoky, and savory-sweet flavor. Easy Smoked Salmon might be a bit of a time commitment, but with a touch of citrus from the garnishes, it is so worth it—especially because it truly is easy to make.

Posted: December 6
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Creamy Crockpot Crack Chicken is basically a mixture of all the best parts of food in one dish. Chicken is slow-cooked to the pinnacle of tenderness, and then mixed with tangy, sharp cheese, crunchy green onions, and crispy fatty bacon. It resembles pulled pork, but pulled pork has never been this cheesy! Creamy Crockpot Crack Chicken is perfect served on buns or croissants as a lunch or dinner, but you can also use it to top salads or fill taco shells. The possibilities are endless and endlessly tasty.

Posted: September 7
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Key Lime Cream Pie is one of the best desserts ever invented; even the most stubborn of anti-sweet-tooth humans can’t help but have a second flight. It’s a delicate balance of tartness and fruity sweetness in a creamy, golden filling. On top of a crumbly, nutty, and buttery crust, Key Lime Cream Pie checks all the boxes of an exceptional dessert. What’s more, it takes less than an hour of dedicated cook time to make! You can have this whipped up in no time!

Posted: August 31
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Clean, smooth layers is the secret to how this dessert looks like a million bucks: you can actually see how delicious each bite will be! Millionaire’s Shortbread starts with a layer of buttery shortbread. Then it tops that with a layer of rich caramel. And then Millionaire’s Shortbread tops itself again with sweet chocolate. The combination brings out the best in each flavor and each bite brings on a winning smile! Best of all, you could be enjoying the snack of the rich and famous in under an hour!

Posted: April 29
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Classic Macaroni Salad is the perfect side for your next outdoor cookout! A delicious mixture of pasta, crunchy celery, fresh bell pepper, creamy mayo, and tangy Dijon mustard for a delightful range of textures and flavors. It’s super simple to make ahead and enjoy later! Serve this Classic Macaroni Salad alongside any BBQ or even by itself — it’s that good!

Posted: April 15