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Pumpkin Bars with Browned Butter Frosting

I based this recipe on one my grandmother used to make—so sweet memories are baked into every bar. When making the frosting, carefully watch the butter and remove it from the heat as soon as it starts to brown. Do not use margarine.—Mary Wilhelm, Sparta, Wisconsin
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Fondue

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fondue

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fondue

When the family wanted to do a little celebrating over the years, I would make this fondue. It's fun to gather around the table to get a taste of it.—Beverly Olthaus, Cinncinati, Ohio

Peanut Ice Cream Delight

Peanut Ice Cream Delight

Peanut Ice Cream Delight

A cookie crust topped with ice cream, peanuts and homemade caramel and chocolate sauce…no wonder this dessert was such a hit at my future daughter-in-law's bridal shower.

Brittle with Mixed Nuts

Brittle with Mixed Nuts

Brittle with Mixed Nuts

Nut fanciers have a lot to love about this irresistible brittle. The variety of nuts is what makes it do different. It's one of the first sweet treats to appear on my Christmas candy tray...and also the first to disappear!
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Chocolate Spiders

Chocolate Spiders

Chocolate Spiders

These spiders will spin plenty of excitement into your festivities. For more fun, just make the pudding ahead of time, then let your party guests decorate their own spiders. —Lorna Schledorn, West Columbia, South Carolina

Date Pudding Cobbler

Date Pudding Cobbler

Date Pudding Cobbler

Meet the Cook: There were eight children in my family when I was a girl, and all of us enjoyed this cobbler. I now serve it for everyday and special occasions alike. My husband and I have two grown children and four grandchildren. Three times in a row, I've been fortunate to win our church's pie-baking contest. -Carolyn Miller, Guys Mills, Pennsylvania

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzels

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzels

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzels

"The treats are easy for any age to make but pretty enough to share with friends. You can add color sprinkles to customize them for any holiday or occasion," relates Marcia Porch of Winter Park, Florida.

Caramel-Mocha Ice Cream Dessert

Caramel-Mocha Ice Cream Dessert

Caramel-Mocha Ice Cream Dessert

You can use any flavor of ice cream in this frosty dessert. Chocolate and vanilla would be delicious substitutes for coffee and dulce de leche.—Scarlett Elrod, Newnan, Georgia

Graduation Sheet Cake

Graduation Sheet Cake

Graduation Sheet Cake

This delicious dessert will shape your graduation party into a sweet occasion...and then some. "Its surface is perfect for decorating in any way you like," details Patsy Dean of Sealy, Texas. "We use it year-round for special events." —Pasty Dean, Sealy, Texas

Apple Cake with Caramel Topping

Apple Cake with Caramel Topping

Apple Cake with Caramel Topping

Meet the Cook: A wonderful harvest of apples that we picked up at a local orchard one year inspired me to adjust a recipe I'd seen and come up with this moist cake. After we were married, I learned through trial and error (at times, lots of those!) to cook for my husband. Today, he and I have two grown children. -Paulette Reyenga, Brantford, Ontario

Butterscotch Peanut Bars

Butterscotch Peanut Bars

Butterscotch Peanut Bars

Easy-to-make bars from Margery Richmond in Fort Collins, Colorado are perfect family reunion fare! They hold up in hot weather, stack well and are easy to pick up and eat. With lots of peanuts and butterscotch flavor plus a rich, buttery crust, “Boy, are they good,“ says Margery.
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