Better Homes & Gardens November 2007 Recipes

These fresh recipes from the November 2007 issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine promise to impress at holiday time -- or anytime.

Cranberry Blondies

Made from fresh, simple ingredients, these festive cranberry blondies will shine on any holiday table.

Chocolaty Harvest Fruit-Topped Cake

Topped with poached apples, pears, and cranberries, this cake makes a beautiful -- and delicious -- centerpiece for your table.

Sweet Potato Spice Loaf

Citrus and seasonal produce, such as sweet potatoes, bring fresh flavor to winter baking.

Gingerbread Pear Muffins

To recreate this look, top your muffins with pear slices just before baking. When they come out of the oven, add a square of chocolate to each one.

Maple-Cinnamon Pumpkin Pie

Homemade whipped cream and toasted pumpkin seeds make a beautiful topper for this maple-sweet pumpkin pie.

Fresh Pear and Cranberry Pie

This irresistible cranberry pie is stacked high with ripe pear slices; warm caramel sauce adds a touch of sweetness.

Mixed Berry Crumble

For a delicious indulgence that's festive enough for a holiday party -- but simple enough for a weeknight dessert -- try this tart treat.

Wild Mushroom Dip

This slow-cooker recipe combines rich, wine-soaked mushrooms with cream cheese and mozzarella for gourmet flavor without the fuss. Fresh mushrooms add meaty texture.

Rice Pudding with Dried Apricots

Crystallized ginger adds a sweet note to this slow-cooker variation of traditional rice pudding.

Herbed Turkey and Waffles

Before your post-holiday crowd is up and ready to chow down, put together this easy brunch: leftover turkey in a creamy herb-filled sauce, cranberry relish, and cornmeal waffles.

Split Pea Soup with Barley

Perfect for a blustery winter day, this cozy pea soup with ham, barley, and veggies will keep you warm and satisfied.

Southern-Style Dressing

This flavor-packed dressing mixes in sweet potatoes, pecans, and collard greens for a taste born south of the Mason-Dixon.

Chorizo Corn Bread Stuffing

Spicy chorizo sausage adds kick to this quick and easy stuffing recipe.

Ginger-Carrot Soup

Caramelized onions and fresh ginger rev up this creamy carrot soup.

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