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Read on for the best bloody good recipes.

Bloody Mary

Whether it's a late night or an early brunch, a bloody mary tastes great on its own or paired with food.

Click here for the recipe: Bloody Mary

Chilled Tomato Soup with Tarragon Crème Fraîche

Supersweet tomatoes will make this cold soup extra-delicious. But to enhance the flavor of even less-than-perfect produce, Melissa Rubel adds tomato paste, which has a rich, concentrated taste.

Click here for the recipe: Chilled Tomato Soup with Tarragon Crème Fraîche

Tomato Mocktail

Campbell's® Tomato Juice is mixed with lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish and hot pepper sauce for a colorful and satisfying non-alcoholic drink.

Click here for the recipe: Tomato Mocktail

Roasted Tomato and Almond Pesto

The delightful richness of Ellie Krieger’s sundried tomato and almond pesto is a perfect partner for nutty whole-wheat pasta. It’s also delicious spread on grilled chicken.

Click here for the recipe: Roasted Tomato and Almond Pesto

Strawberry-Chardonnay Gelée

This elegant dessert is the perfect make-ahead finale for a summer dinner party. The strawberries look like ruby-red jewels floating on the rosy wine gelée.

Click here for the recipe: Strawberry-Chardonnay Gelée

Beet-and-Apple Salad

George Mendes uses fresh horseradish and Gegenbauer cider vinegar, a rare Austrian import. This version calls for jarred horseradish and supermarket apple-cider vinegar.

Click here for the recipe: Beet-and-Apple Salad

Homemade Pizza Sauce

This recipe for garden-fresh pizza sauce makes a batch large enough to top several pizzas. If you can't make it right now with fresh tomatoes, you can freeze them.

Click here for the recipe: Homemade Pizza Sauce

Blood Orange-Pomegranate Mimosas

This twist on the mimosa is made with blood orange juice and pomegranate juice. It’s a special way to start any weekend or toast the holiday season.

Click here for the recipe: Blood Orange-Pomegranate Mimosas

Fresh Fruit Jam

Nothing beats the taste of fresh fruit jam. And when you make it yourself, you can control the amount of sugar used.

Click here for the recipe: Fresh Fruit Jam

Cherry-Berry Pie

Paula Haney made pastries at acclaimed Chicago restaurants like Trio before opening her Green City Market stand, where she sells pies made from fresh produce.

Click here for the recipe: Cherry-Berry Pie

Cranberry, Cherry & Walnut Marmalade

Fresh cranberries get crunch from walnuts and an infusion of sweetness from dried cherries in this take on a classic marmalade. Leftovers are great on a turkey sandwich.

Click here for the recipe: Cranberry, Cherry & Walnut Marmalade

Mulled Red Wine with Muscovado Sugar

Faced with two half-empty bottles of Zinfandel, F&W Test Kitchen supervisor Marcia Kiesel came up with this warm mulled wine, spiced with fennel seeds and cinnamon.

Click here for the recipe: Mulled Red Wine with Muscovado Sugar

Layered Pizza Dip

Here's a crowd pleasing dip to serve at your next party...it has all the great flavors of pizza easily made into a hot and cheesy dip. What could be better?

Click here for the recipe: Layered Pizza Dip

Linguine with Easy Red Clam Sauce

Ready in just 30 minutes, this mouthwatering pasta dish is made easy using canned clams and prepared Italian sauce flavored with a hint of white wine.

Click here for the recipe: Linguine with Easy Red Clam Sauce

Cherry Sorbet

Try this cherry sorbet recipe with a dollop of lightly sweetened whipped cream or some more chopped cherries on top.

Click here for the recipe: Cherry Sorbet

Bloody Fingers

These creepy chicken fingers are perfect for Halloween or even a True Blood watch party.

Click here for the recipe: Bloody Fingers

Cranberry, Clementine and Pumpkin Seed Conserve

Cranberries only need to be cooked for a few minutes before they burst and form a sauce. Melissa Rubel Jacobson has a number of recipes for them, including Jellied Cranberry Sauce with Fuji Apple.

Click here for the recipe: Cranberry, Clementine and Pumpkin Seed Conserve

Buttermilk Oatcakes with Raspberry Compote

These high-fiber oatcakes are made with 100% whole grains and no butter. A quick raspberry compote is a nice change from maple syrup.

Click here for the recipe: Buttermilk Oatcakes with Raspberry Compote

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The HBO hit show True Blood is reaching its audience in a new way: through food. The vampire drama is taking things from the living room to the kitchen with its show-inspired cookbook, True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bits from Bon Temps.

For those of you who aren't familiar with the show, it focuses around a small country town in Bon Temps, Louisiana. From there, things get complicated with vampires, werewolves, shape shifters, witches, fairies and other things that we can't spell. Oh, did we mention werepanthers?

In the middle of all of the supernatural chaos sits a charming country bar and food joint called Merlotte's, where characters go to eat traditional country dishes. The book features 85 of those country recipes, each one given a character-driven twist. For example, the Sloppy Joe becomes the Sloppy Jason (after the character of Jason Stackhouse). Other recipes include Sookie Stackhouse's Gin & Tonic or a Brujo Burger by Lafayette Reynolds.

The popular show recently wrapped its fifth season and will return next summer for more fantastical drama. So in the meantime, we are here to give you some True-Blood inspired recipes to keep the show alive all year. And in honor of the show's violent (and very bloody) themes, all of our dishes include the perfect shade of red.

Click through the slideshow for some of our favorite crimson dishes.

And if you want more inspiration, read our Cookbook Round-Up!

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