Peppermint Brownies

My grandmother encouraged me to enter these mint brownies in the county fair some years ago—and they earned top honors! They're a delicious treat to serve during the holidays. —Marcy Greenblatt, Redding, California

10 Weird Things You Never Knew About Wine

Wine, a sophisticated blend of culture and history, has been a companion of civilization for thousands of years. With each bottle telling a unique story of its birthplace and the meticulous craft of its creation, wine enthralls us with its rich flavors and peculiarities surrounding its existence. 

Here, we delve into intriguing, lesser-known facts about wine that may surprise even the most seasoned connoisseurs. Prepare to uncork these fascinating insights in your next wine-tasting conversation.

Breakfast Granola

This is one of my family's favorite breakfasts. I love to dress it up with fresh mint and golden kiwi. It gives them the energy they need to get through the days chores. —Wilma Beller, Hamilton, Ohio

Pumpkin Pie Custard

Instead of pumpkin pie, try this flavorful light holiday dessert. My husband’s aunt shared the recipe after she brought this treat to a family party. —Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Red Cream Soda Punch

the bright coral color and sweet citrusy flavor make this fizzy punch from field editor Naomi Cross of Owenton, Kentucky, a hit…and there's plenty to go around!

Sauerkraut Beef Buns

Our three boys always seemed to be hungry when they were growing up. These golden filled buns were sure to satisfy. Now our grandchildren gobble them up. – Margaret Kepke Creston, British Columbia

10 Serious Side Effects of Ginger That Have Been Carefully Hidden From You

Ginger is a widely used culinary spice with numerous health benefits, from aiding digestion to reducing inflammation. However, like any other food or supplement, too much ginger is not beneficial. Though it is often unspoken, we have compiled ginger's side effects in this article.

Pineapple Upside-Down Bundt Cake

This pineapple upside-down Bundt cake with maraschino cherries and pecans is a delicious nod to the traditional dessert.

Autumn Pumpkin Chili

We have this turkey pumpkin chili often because everyone loves it, even the most finicky grandchildren. It’s a definite keeper in my book! —Kimberly Nagy, Port Hadlock, Washington