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    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 different. The result was these fluffy, tender waffles with just a hint of sweetness. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan

    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...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    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....

    Cinnamon-Butterscotch Bubble Bread

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

    Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

    11 reviews

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

    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...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    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,...

    Favorite Apple Crisp

    32 reviews

    With filling meals, it is hard to save room sometimes, but few can refuse my wonderful dessert.—Yvonne Nave, Lyons, Kansas

    Cinnamon Rolls

    5 reviews

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

    Overnight Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

    10 reviews

    Recipes that don't tie me to the kitchen—that’s what I’m all about. I make this luscious dish the night before...

    Cranberry Date Bars

    13 reviews

    Rich and fruity, these bars let you enjoy cranberries year-round. I've made batches for all kinds of church and social...

    Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

    4 reviews

    I love making this bread in the fall. The aroma is mouthwatering, and the chocolate chips add so much to...

    Cran-Apple Muffins

    2 reviews

    I like to pile a fresh batch of these muffins on a plate when friends drop in for coffee. Even...

    Italian Sweet Bread

    23 reviews

    This golden brown bread offers satisfying sweetness in every slice. The hearty round loaves rise well and cut beautifully. With...

    Pecan Pie Mini Muffins

    46 reviews

    While these are delicious year-round, you could easily turn them into an edible Christmas gift. They look festive on a...

    French Crescent Rolls

    1 review

    Whenever we have rolls and coffee after church, these come along with me. Here on the high plains, we've been...

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    Apple Bavarian Torte

    5 reviews

    A cookie-like crust holds the sensational filling of cream cheese, apples and almonds. This comforting apple torte will be welcomed...

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    Peanut Butter Custard Blast

    43 reviews

    "Ooey, gooey, great!" is how friends and family describe this chocolate-peanut butter dessert. I appreciate the make-ahead convenience. —Marilee Evenson,...

    Ultimate Bacon-Maple French Toast

    5 reviews

    A savory update to baked French toast, this is an easy make-ahead dish that is excellent for brunches and showers....

    Mary’s Baked Fruit

    3 reviews

    My family first sampled baked fruit years ago while dining out. They liked it so much I decided to create...

    Pumpkin Mousse Trifle

    10 reviews

    You can speed up this recipe by using a store-bought pound cake or baking and freezing one ahead of time....

    Poppy Seed Bread with Orange Glaze

    5 reviews

    My neighbor gave me this recipe, and I love that it makes two loaves. We usually eat one and then...