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Creole Shrimp & Crab Cheesecake

Creole Shrimp & Crab Cheesecake

Creole Shrimp & Crab Cheesecake

We live on the beach and love to eat seafood. A stay-at-home mom, I also love to experiment in the kitchen. I came up with this savory spread as a special appetizer.—Christy Hughes, Sunset Beach, North Carolina

Glazed Strawberry Cheesecake

Glazed Strawberry Cheesecake

Glazed Strawberry Cheesecake

This ruby-red showstopper has been a family favorite for more than 30 years. When I take it to potluck parties and other get-togethers, we devour every last bite.—Jan Decarlantonio, Centreville, Maryland

Makeover Irish Cream Cheesecake

Makeover Irish Cream Cheesecake

Makeover Irish Cream Cheesecake

If you have a 4-in springform pan, this will be your new favorite dessert. The taste of Baileys Irish Cream comes through in every bite of this scaled down cheesecake. It's perfect for splitting with someone special.

Mulled Wine Jelly Candies

Mulled Wine Jelly Candies

Mulled Wine Jelly Candies

I don’t drink alcohol, so after I’ve had company over for dinner, I have to do something with the leftover wine. These unusual jelly candies make a nice hostess gift during the holidays. I make the mulled red wine version for the winter holidays, and a white wine variation in spring and summer.—Jennifer Mack, Pensacola, Florida

Crusty Homemade Bread

Crusty Homemade Bread

Crusty Homemade Bread

Crackling homemade bread makes an average day extraordinary. Enjoy this beautiful loaf as is, or stir in a few favorites like cheese, garlic, herbs and dried fruits. —Megumi Garcia, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Rustic Cranberry & Orange Bread

Rustic Cranberry & Orange Bread

Rustic Cranberry & Orange Bread

Don’t forget to dust the top with flour for artisan look! Place the knife blade in a slight angle and make a single confident move. —Megumi Garcia, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Ice Cream

Want something cool and refreshing after your holiday feast? Serve generous slices of a rich, frosty dessert featuring peanuts, cookies and drizzled ice cream toppings.—TerryAnn Moore, Vineland, New Jersey

Strawberry Jam in a Jiffy

Strawberry Jam in a Jiffy

Strawberry Jam in a Jiffy

Most people put jam on homemade biscuits, but not me. I love slathering a little butter and this amazing strawberry jam on a piping hot piece of cornbread just out of the oven; it's pretty incredible. —Michelle Roberts, Senior Culinary Specialist, Taste of Home Cooking School

Maple-Walnut Sticky Buns

Maple-Walnut Sticky Buns

Maple-Walnut Sticky Buns

Mmm! These ooey-gooey goodies will have everyone licking maple syrup from their fingers—and grabbing seconds. The made-from-scratch yeast dough chills overnight.—Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania

Fresh Herb-Brined Turkey

Fresh Herb-Brined Turkey

Fresh Herb-Brined Turkey

Brining a turkey is all about adding moisture for a tender, juicy bird. We flavor our brine with parsley, rosemary and a touch of thyme. —Felicia Saathoff, Vashon, Washington

Overnight Cranberry-Eggnog Coffee Cake

Overnight Cranberry-Eggnog Coffee Cake

Overnight Cranberry-Eggnog Coffee Cake

To use up leftover eggnog, cranberries and pecans from the holiday season, I added them to a classic coffee cake recipe. It goes together the night before and bakes in the morning.—Lisa Varner, El Paso, Texas
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