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26 Recipes We’ve Clipped From the Newspaper

Some of our readers' favorite recipes have come from the pages of newspapers and magazines.

grandma's red velvet cakeTaste of Home

Grandma’s Red Velvet Cake

In our family, no one thinks it’s Christmas without this Red Velvet Cake recipe. I baked the first one for Christmas in 1963 when I found the recipe in the newspaper and my Mother kept the tradition going into the ’80s. It’s different than other Red Velvet Cakes I’ve tasted over the years since this one tastes only mildly chocolate and the icing is as light as snow. —Kathryn H. Davison, Charlotte, North Carolina. I’m baking my way through quarantine, and here’s why you should be too.

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Chocolate-Raspberry Whoopie PiesTaste of Home

Chocolate-Raspberry Whoopie Pies

I’ve saved this jam-filled whoopie pie recipe for years after cutting it out of a newspaper. It’s one of my grandson’s personal favorites. —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal MuffinsTaste of Home

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins

I saw this recipe in a newspaper years ago and have changed it quite a bit. I make these muffins at least once a month and get many requests for the recipe. —Cheryl Bohn, Dominion City, Manitoba.

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Top-Rated Italian Pot RoastTaste of Home

Top-Rated Italian Pot Roast

I’m always getting recipe inspiration from newspapers and magazines. Here’s a tender roast with aromatic spices that give it a Moroccan feel. —Karen Burdell, Lafayette, Colorado. Check out the best slow cooker recipe from every state.

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Sirloin Strips over Rice

I found this recipe in a movie magazine some 20 years ago. It was the favorite of some male star, but I don’t remember which one. Its great flavor and the fact that leftovers just get better have made it a family favorite! —Karen Dunn, Kansas City, Missouri. Learn some things TV chefs won’t tell you.

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Fudgy Peanut Butter CakeTaste of Home

Fudgy Peanut Butter Cake

I clipped this easy peanut butter cake recipe from a newspaper years ago. The house smells fantastic while it’s slow cooking. My husband and son enjoy the cake with ice cream and nuts on top. —Bonnie Evans, Norcross, Georgia

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Easy Smoked SalmonTaste of Home

Easy Smoked Salmon

A magazine featured this recipe years ago, and it’s still my favorite salmon. Just add crackers for a super simple yet elegant appetizer. —Norma Fell, Boyne City, Michigan. Check out these three-ingredient recipes that don’t require a trip to the store.

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Tuscan-Style ChickenTaste of Home

Tuscan-Style Chicken

I found this Italian-style chicken recipe in a magazine and tweaked it to my family’s tastes. It’s been taken to potlucks and served at dinner parties—and no one ever guesses that it’s made in the slow cooker. I serve this chicken entree with crusty bread and spinach salad with lemon vinaigrette. —Mary Watkins, Little Elm, Texas. We cooked every day as a family during quarantine—here’s what we learned.

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Cherry Snowballs

A juicy maraschino cherry is the secret center tucked inside these special cookies. My mom was inspired to create this by a recipe she clipped out of a newspaper more than 30 years ago. —Evy Adams, West Seneca, New York. Try whipping up one of these delicious cookie recipes with secret ingredients.

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Creamy Bratwurst StewTaste of Home

Creamy Bratwurst Stew

A rich sauce coats this hearty combination of potatoes, carrots, and bratwurst chunks. I adapted a baked stew recipe that appeared in a newspaper. This is so comforting on cold winter evenings. —Susan Holmes, Germantown, Wisconsin. Find out why more than 7,000 people daily view this chicken soup recipe.

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Apple & Apricot StuffingTaste of Home

Apple & Apricot Stuffing

I found my stuffing recipe in a magazine years ago and made a few tweaks. I took out the pork sausage, and everyone likes the simpler version that features fruit and veggies. —Jeanne Horn, Duluth, Minnesota

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Molten Peppermint-Chocolate CakesTaste of Home

Molten Peppermint-Chocolate Cakes

I doctored up a recipe I found in the newspaper years ago. When you see the gooey chocolate dripping out, you know you’re in for an awesome dessert. —Genise Krause, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

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Chocolate Almond Silk PieTaste of Home

Chocolate Almond Silk Pie

This pie recipe is one I clipped years ago that became a big hit with my husband and three daughters. I’ve been baking since I was 9 years old. Back then, my friends and I would get together on Saturdays to bake chocolate chip cookies…but we liked the dough so much we ate lots of it raw! Of all the cooking I do today, I think I still enjoy baking best. —Diane Larson, Roland, Iowa

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Butternut Beef StewTaste of Home

Butternut Beef Stew

I tweaked this recipe I found in a magazine to suit my taste for sweet and spicy. I found that pureeing the tomatoes added a thicker consistency without using flour. —Erin Lembke, Monroe, Washington

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Honey-Orange Glazed Pork LoinTaste of Home

Honey-Orange Glazed Pork Loin

After finding this idea in a magazine, I changed it up to make it my own. I like to keep a pork loin in the freezer so we can have this special dish anytime. —Marlys Peterson, Centerville, South Dakota

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Festive Tomato WedgesTaste of Home

Festive Tomato Wedges

Since I have a large vegetable and herb garden, many of the ingredients in this recipe are truly “homegrown”. I found this simple recipe in a magazine years ago and it quickly became a favorite at family picnics. I have five married children and seven grandchildren, and they all love to come home for some of “Mom’s cooking.” —Wilma Purcell, Alma, Illinois. Check out these delicious recipes just like Grandma used to make.

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Cool and Creamy Fruit SaladTaste of Home

Cool and Creamy Fruit Salad

My mom found this recipe in a magazine 25 years ago, and my family has been enjoying it ever since. I refrigerate it overnight before serving. It looks especially pretty in a trifle dish. —Susan Schiller, Tomahawk, Wisconsin

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Pizza PancakesTaste of Home

Pizza Pancakes

I clipped this recipe from our local paper a few years ago. It’s a tasty lunch treat for hearty appetites. Plan on doubling the recipe for hungry grandkids. —Maxine Smith, Owanka, South Dakota. This pancake recipe has been viewed over 200,000 times.

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Green Bean BundlesTaste of Home

Green Bean Bundles

I found this recipe in a rural newspaper years ago and have made it often. The bean bundles are excellent with chicken or beef. Sometimes I’ll arrange them around a mound of wild rice to make an appetizing side dish. —Virginia Stadler, Nokesville, Virginia

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Shortbread CutoutsTaste of Home

Shortbread Cutouts

I found this recipe in a magazine over 30 years ago and have made the cutouts for Christmas ever since. Four ingredients make them an oh-so-simple recipe to whip up during the hectic holidays. —Jean Henderson, Montgomery, Texas. Try out the best Christmas cookie from every state.

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Lemon Pull-Apart Coffee CakeTaste of Home

Lemon Pull-Apart Coffee Cake

I found this recipe in a newspaper and make it often. I like to bake this coffee cake when unexpected company stops in and I need something speedy to go with a cup of coffee. —Mary Tallman, Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin

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Weeknight Chicken Cordon BleuTaste of Home

Weeknight Chicken Cordon Bleu

Ever cut a recipe from a magazine and find you missed part of it? I winged it for a Cordon Bleu my son calls his top choice. —Mary Ann Turk, Joplin, Missouri. Having trouble finding groceries right now? These online grocers you’ve never heard of are fully stocked.

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Farm-Style BBQ RibsTaste of Home

Farm-Style BBQ Ribs

Inspiration struck when I saw a recipe like this one in a newspaper. My version was an instant hit with my husband and friends. When I discovered how easy it is to make in the slow cooker, it got even better. —Bette Jo Welton, Eugene, Oregon

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Jam-Filled Wreaths & HeartsTaste of Home

Jam-Filled Wreaths & Hearts

I make these beautiful wreath-shaped cookies with jewel-red centers every Christmas. The dusting of powdered sugar gives them a snowy look. My mother cut the recipe out of a newspaper some 30 years ago. —Monica Wilson, Pomona, New York

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Creamy CaramelsTaste of Home

Creamy Caramels

I discovered this caramel recipe in a local newspaper years ago and have made these soft buttery caramels ever since. I make them for Christmas, picnics and charity auctions—and they are so much better than store-bought caramels. Once people have a taste, they ask for the recipe. —Marcie Wolfe, Williamsburg, Virginia

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Pumpkin Banana BreadTaste of Home

Pumpkin Banana Bread

I came across this recipe in a local newspaper about 10 years ago, and I still make the bread on a regular basis. The recipe conveniently yields a number of mini loaves, making gift-giving easy. —Linda Wood, Roanoke, Virginia. In addition to cooking scrumptious meals like these, here are some more things you should be doing for yourself during quarantine.

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