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    Turkey Cake

    Create a simple centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dessert table. This turkey cake comes together fast with the help of a mix, and melted candy coating keeps decorating easy. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    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...

    Pear Crisp

    15 reviews

    Since he's a livestock truck driver, my husband often starts work early in the morning. This pear crisp recipe will...

    Magic Pumpkin Buckle

    15 reviews

    Meet the Cook: Probably my family's favorite pumpkin dessert, this is something I've been making since our two daughters were...

    Apple Pull-Apart Bread

    15 reviews

    For a fun sweet treat that's certain to satisfy, try this recipe. Drizzled with icing, each finger-licking piece has a...

    Glazed Maple Shortbread Cookies

    8 reviews

    Whenever I visit friends in Lutsen, Minnesota, I make sure to buy maple syrup there because I think it's even...

    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

    81 reviews

    My sisters, brothers and I started cooking and baking when we were young. Mom was a very good teacher—she told...

    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...

    Quick Cold Vegetable Pizza

    4 reviews

    This is one of my favorite vegetable recipes. Even youngsters love it. I've made it for a light lunch and...

    Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

    39 reviews

    Tender, sweet pudding with delicious apple pieces, spices and a luscious low-fat caramel topping make a rich-tasting comfort dish without...

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    Overnight Reindeer Rolls

    Kids love helping in the kitchen. This year, have a little fun making these reindeer-shaped rolls with your little bakers....

    Oat Pan Rolls

    9 reviews

    I've made so many of these delicious rolls that I think I could make them blindfolded! I always take about...

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    Buttery Bubble Bread

    24 reviews

    Homemade bread can be time-consuming, difficult and tricky to make. But this fun-to-eat monkey bread, baked in a fluted tube...

    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...

    Good Ol’ Banana Muffins

    6 reviews

    These golden old-fashioned muffins are a great treat anytime.—Clyde Blount, Pearl, Mississippi

    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...

    Chocolate Maple Bars

    3 reviews

    My family runs a maple syrup operation, and I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate maple syrup into my...

    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...

    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 Streusel Muffins

    39 reviews

    These apple streusel muffins remind us of coffee cake, and my husband and kids love them as a quick breakfast...

    Italian Herb and Cheese Breadsticks

    Thanks to convenient frozen dough, these delectable breadsticks are oven-ready in 20 minutes. The cheesy bites are so good dipped...

    White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

    90 reviews

    These sweet cookies feature white chocolate and cranberries for a delightful taste. They add a perfect holiday feel to any...

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    Best-Ever Sugar Cookies

    22 reviews

    What makes these cookies the best ever? A delicious cream cheese dough flavored with vanilla, almond and a hint of...

    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....

    Grandma’s Applesauce Cake

    12 reviews

    This moist applesauce cake recipe is a treasured heirloom passed down from my Grandma Stuit, who cooked for a family...

    Cinnamon Bun Cookies

    2 reviews

    I love cinnamon rolls, but working with yeast can be scary. These cookies give you the taste of a cinnamon...

    Gingerbread Caramel Crunch

    12 reviews

    If you love gingerbread, you won't be able to resist this crispy, crunchy popcorn. Munch it yourself or share it...

    Easy Banana Bread

    38 reviews

    I watch several youngsters each day while their parents are at work. They come running when I announce it's time...