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  • Sweet potato cake with molasses buttercream

    Roasted sweet potatoes are transformed from side dish to a layer cake worthy of any special occasion. Molasses buttercream and chopped almonds and cinnamon to garnish put this dessert over the top.

  • Maple chocolate pecan pie

    Pecan pie gets even more decadent by swapping corn syrup for maple syrup, toasting the pecans ahead of time, and adding chocolate. Serve a slice with a little homemade whipped cream and guests will be eating out of your hand.

  • Easy crockpot beans with ham

    Leftover Christmas ham can be used for more than just sandwiches. Make a simple and savory dinner with white beans, veggies, and ham in the crockpot.

  • Cooking the basics: Homemade marinara sauce

    Marinara sauce, a classic Italian red sauce with garlic, onions, herbs, and not much more, is easy and weeknight-quick to make. 

  • Chinese food leftovers? Make duck fried rice

    Chinese food is never bad leftover, but jazz it up by making Peking duck and cold rice into delicious duck fried rice. Just a few veggies and a quick turn in the skillet, and you'll have a new dinner in minutes.

  • Eggnog pound cake

    Can't get enough eggnog this time of year? Bake it into a cake! Pound cake serves as a versatile base and makes this festive treat easy to transport. 

  • Diamond-edged, melt-in-your-mouth butter cookies

    Give simple butter cookies some holiday sparkle by using red or green sugar. These cookies are easy to prep ahead of time and freeze until you need to bake them.

  • Chipotle pot roast with onions and sweet potatoes

    Beef pot roast, a winter comfort-food stalwart, gets livened up with sweet potatoes, onions, and smoky, spicy chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. 

  • Cranberry walnut bread

    Cranberry and orange are the perfect Christmas combination. Bake this bread for a special Christmas morning treat, or to have on hand for extra holiday guests. 

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