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    Apple Cake with Buttermilk Sauce

    This apple cake with buttermilk sauce recipe is super easy. Top with spiced apples, drizzle with the warm sauce and serve! —Sarita Gelner, Waunakee, Wisconsin

    Cherry Plum Slab Pie with Walnut Streusel

    I love to make desserts with fruit all summer, and this cherry slab pie is wonderful because you can quickly...


    Summer Squash Pound Cake

    This golden brown, tender pound cake is the perfect treat to make when you have an abundance of summer squash...


    Peaches and Cream Whiskey Loaf

    I love when fresh peaches are in season! This recipe is sweet from the ripe peaches with a slight tang...


    Lemony Layer Bars

    One of my favorite cakes is a white chocolate cake with coconut lemon filling, dark chocolate frosting and almonds. This...

    Watermelon Cupcakes

    1 review

    My granddaughter and I bake together each week. She was inspired by her mommy's flavored syrups, so we came up...


    Easy Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

    These easy chocolate pecan pie bars are made extra special with caramel sauce and chocolate whipped cream. For a decadent...

    Chocolate-Stuffed Dreidel Cookies

    These dreidel cookies are sure to spread some smiles this holiday season. Your friends and family will delight in the...


    Gluten-Free Brownie Bars

    1 review

    I can't eat dairy or gluten, but these gluten-free brownie bars are a satisfying substitute. The brownies will still seem...


    14 Brand-New Fall Desserts We Can’t Wait to Try

    These brand-new fall desserts are hot off the press (and shortly from our ovens)! Try out our latest autumn sweets.


    Mama’s Buttermilk Coconut Pie

    3 reviews

    My mama showed me how to make this pie about 40 years ago, just as her mama showed her how...

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    Mexican Tea Cookies

    Mexican tea cookies are a holiday favorite in our family. I updated the recipe by frosting them with a buttercream...


    Cake Mix Brownies

    7 reviews

    These cake mix brownies are a mashup of two of my favorite desserts. A woman I worked with gave me...


    25 Blue-Ribbon Winning County Fair Desserts

    All our desserts are winners, but these tasty county fair desserts have the ribbons to prove it!


    Chocolate-Stuffed Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie

    A surprise chocolate filling makes this peanut butter chocolate skillet cookie extra delicious! Serve warm from the oven with a...


    Cast-Iron White Chocolate Tart

    This decadent dessert is worth every calorie. If you aren't a fan of citrus, leave out the orange flavoring and...

    Pineapple Coconut Upside-Down Cake

    This recipe is one of my favorites! The tropical flavors remind me of being on vacation with my family in...



    43 Contest-Winning Pies That Are Sure to Please

    If you need a winner for dessert, then look no further than these pie recipes. Each one has been voted...


    Mom-Mom Bessie’s Coconut Molasses Pie

    3 reviews

    I'm the keeper of my husband's grandmother's handwritten recipe book. Mom-Mom Bessie was one of the best cooks I knew,...


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    Strawberry Buttermilk Skillet Shortcake

    5 reviews

    This scratch-made strawberry buttermilk cake is a family favorite. The recipe is over 100 years old, and I remember my...


    Bread Pudding Pie

    4 reviews

    This unique dessert is a bread pudding-pie combo. It was created by my paternal grandmother's family. They had a farm...


    Apricot Mud Hen Cake Bars

    10 reviews

    These mud hen bars have been in my family for generations. My maternal grandmother gave this recipe to my mother,...


    Cherry Fudge Truffle Coconut Cheesecake

    3 reviews

    Cherries and chocolate come together in this dazzling coconut cheesecake. It's a holiday showstopper! —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

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    Double Butterscotch Coconut Cake

    2 reviews

    I got this recipe for coconut cake from a co-worker years ago, then I changed it up a bit by...


    Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

    After making some delicious dessert bars, I was determined to turn the recipe into a chocolate peppermint cheesecake. This festive...


    Bacon-Peanut Butter Cornbread Muffins

    7 reviews

    My family just can't get enough bacon and peanut butter, so I created these quick and easy cornbread muffins using...


    12 Best-Ever Baking Contest Winners

    We set up the ultimate showstopper challenge and these home bakers brought their best. Pull these contest-winning cakes, bars, breads...


    Mint Chocolate Cheesecake

    8 reviews

    I created this mint chocolate cheesecake for our high school's annual fundraiser. We were told that it brought a hefty...


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    Apple Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

    21 reviews

    I am a healthy eater most of the time, but this apple spice cake is worth the splurge! Every year,...