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    Pressure-Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce

    1 review

    Homemade applesauce is a breeze in an electric pressure cooker. A few minutes of prep and a short cook time put this treat on the table very quickly! —Ally Billhorn, Wilton, Iowa

    Apple Pie Ricotta Waffles

    2 reviews

    I had apples and ricotta cheese to use up, so instead of making a pie I decided to do something...


    Kid-Made Cocoa Cupcakes

    I’m only a kid, and this is the first recipe I’ve created. I spent a year perfecting these cupcakes, asking...


    Homemade Pear Honey

    2 reviews

    Pear honey is an old recipe that's been passed down through families. We especially like it with hot biscuits and...


    Old-Fashioned Popcorn Balls

    Popcorn always make a crowd-pleasing snack...but you can make it into a chewy, sweet delight with this classic recipe.—American Pop...

    Frosted Maple Cookies

    7 reviews

    Living in New England, I've come to appreciate the unique qualities of our area. Many people here enjoy the flavor...


    Alfredo Potatoes

    5 reviews

    "These cheesy stuffed potatoes are great for a meal or as a side dish," says Peter Barry of Norrisville, Maryland....

    Spiced Cider

    4 reviews

    I first concocted this beverage years ago for my son on a chilly New England day. He’s grown now, but...


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    Chocolate Caramel Turkey Legs

    3 reviews

    Mention turkey legs made of pretzels and chocolate, and the kids come running. Let them help by unwrapping caramels for...


    Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

    10 reviews

    I needed a new holiday cookie, so I tweaked an old 4-H recipe. This updated oatmeal cookie with cranberries and...


    Cinnamon Monkey Bread

    26 reviews

    Is it possible for four kids to cook together without total chaos in the kitchen? Yes, with the right recipe....

    Carrot Cake Doughnuts

    2 reviews

    For an easy doughnut recipe which everyone will love, I make these doughnuts. I love carrot cake so I wanted...


    Triple Fudge Brownies

    30 reviews

    When you're in a hurry to make dessert, here's a "mix of mixes" that's so convenient and quick. The result...


    Pillow-Soft Dinner Rolls

    21 reviews

    The dough for these rolls has a nice texture and is simple to shape. The recipe came from an old...


    Apple Pie Bundles

    These cute bundles taste like an apple pie but without all of the work—no fork needed! The ingredients in this...


    Homemade Pear Pie

    2 reviews

    I entered this pie in a local baking contest and ended up winning! Bartlett pears hold up well when baked,...

    Cinnamon-Butterscotch Bubble Bread

    This bubble bread is easy and delicious. Make sure you get a bubble before they are all gone! —Ann Cousin,...


    Apple Brickle Dip

    47 reviews

    I first tasted this quick and easy cream cheese apple dip at a friend's Christmas party. I kept going back...


    Spiced Apple-Grape Juice

    Round out any brunch with this spiced apple drink. Seasoned with cinnamon, cloves and allspice, it will wrap your guests...


    Fudge Nut Brownies

    36 reviews

    There's no brownie recipe or mix I've ever tried that's better than this! And it's so easy—you can mix it...


    Carrots in Lemon-Parsley Butter

    THIS simple dish has a surprise in flavor with the touch of lemon and a fresh taste with the addition...


    Cinnamon Rolls

    5 reviews

    My wife likes to tell people that after I retired, I went from being the breadwinner to being the bread...


    Streuseled Zucchini Bundt Cake

    12 reviews

    Inspired by an abundance of zucchini, I found a new way to use it up in this spiced and lightly...


    Holiday Wassail Punch

    2 reviews

    This festive and fruity punch is made with five kinds of juices plus cinnamon and allspice for a unique, well-balanced...

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    Triple-Ginger Gingersnaps

    11 reviews

    Ginger cookies are holiday hits. Tuck them into clean, recycled coffee cans wrapped in decorative paper. With a glue gun,...


    Gingerbread Pancakes with Apple Topping

    1 review

    I grew up eating these every Christmas morning. When the smell of spices reached our rooms, we knew the big...


    Daughter’s Apple Crisp

    10 reviews

    My mom’s apple crisp is the best in all of Texas, honest! I tweaked it slightly, though, and now I...


    Texas Tumbleweeds

    1 review

    Tumbleweeds blow across the roads in some parts of Texas, and I think these cute stacks look like them. I've...


    Original Brown Butter Refrigerator Cookies

    1 review

    These tasty, crispy cookies, from Ione Diekfuss of Muskego, Wisconsin, won Country Woman's first-ever recipe contest, back in December 1970....


    Hot Cider Punch

    1 review

    My hot fruit punch has been a family fave since 1993—hard to believe that we’ve loved it for 20 years!...