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    Slow-Cooker Banana Bread

    I love to use my slow cooker. I started to experiment with making bread in it so I wouldn’t have to heat up my kitchen by turning on my oven. It’s so easy and simple. I make this slow-cooker banana bread all the time. —Nicole Gackowski, Antioch, California

    Blueberry Iced Tea

    I enjoy coming up with new ways to use my slow cooker in the kitchen. Serve this blueberry iced tea...


    Margarita Cupcakes

    These margarita cupcakes are my most requested recipe. If you are unable to find Key lime juice, you can use...


    Citrus Cantaloupe Butter

    This sweet, chunky cantaloupe butter gets its warm spice flavor from the cinnamon. Orange sections and lime juice give it...


    Lemony Layer Bars

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

    Strawberry Cake Filling

    Use this sweet strawberry cake filling for a cake roll or layer cake. It also tastes fantastic served over ice...


    Sausage and Pancake Casserole

    8 reviews

    Trial and error made this pancake casserole recipe one my family asks for time and time again. It's so easy...

    PB & Banana French Toast Bake

    This is a nice treat for breakfast or brunch. Peanut butter is tasty and full of protein. Spread jam or...


    Lemon and Coriander Greek Yogurt

    You'll be surprised how easy it is to make homemade Greek yogurt. Flavored with lemon and coriander, it's amazing on...


    Creamy Coconut Peppermint Pie

    Garnished with toasted coconut and more peppermint candy, this creamy dessert welcomes the holidays! Look for premade shortbread crusts in...


    Spicy Cranberry Salsa

    This beautiful holiday dish is a big hit at our house. We serve it on wheat or other crispy crackers....

    Kumquat and Chocolate Cheesecake

    1 review

    We have a variety of fruit trees in our yard, including an orange and a kumquat tree. When I was...


    Ramen Noodle Cranberry Coleslaw

    The deep red of the cranberries and red cabbage makes this a perfect fit for a Christmas spread. Adults and...


    Bananas Foster Gelato

    1 review

    The classic combination of bananas and rum is reinvented as an ice cream dish that's even better with ribbons of...


    Cast-Iron Cherry-Berry Peach Pie

    I had an overabundant supply of cherries one year, so I adapted several recipes to use them up. I knew...


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    Key West Flank Steak

    4 reviews

    My husband, Jason, is the cook in our family. This is his recipe, inspired by his Colombian roots and our...

    Peach Panna Cotta

    This no-bake dessert is guaranteed to cool you off in the summer heat. I really enjoy the texture—rich and creamy...


    Strawberry Rhubarb Cheesecake Bars

    9 reviews

    These cheesecake bars layer a buttery pecan shortbread crust with a rich and creamy filling and sweet-tart strawberry rhubarb jam....


    No-Bake Mango Strawberry Cheesecake

    5 reviews

    Cheesecake is my mom's favorite dessert. I made this especially for her on Mother's Day to thank her for being...


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    Blackberry Daiquiri Sherbet

    The summer I decided to try making sherbet, which is one of my favorites, blackberries were in season in my...


    Raspberry Coconut French Toast Slow-Cooker Style

    3 reviews

    I put the ingredients in the slow cooker crock the night before, refrigerate it, then pop the crock into the...


    Spiced Persimmon Ice Cream

    Developing new flavors of ice cream is a passion of mine and there are very few ingredients that I won't...


    Coconut Milk Strawberry-Banana Pops

    5 reviews

    These four-ingredient freezer pops are a delicious way to use up a pint of fresh strawberries. You'll love the hint...


    Cranberry, Orange and Cardamom Infused Water

    2 reviews

    This gorgeous infused water would make a great addition to your holiday dinner table. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy...

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    Rosemary Pork with Cherry-Pistachio Topping

    Thirty years ago, my new mother-in-law asked me to do something with a large frozen pork loin being served for...


    Spiced Rum Fruitcake

    1 review

    This fruitcake not only can be made weeks ahead, it tastes better that way! You can substitute Brazil nuts, pecans...


    Lemon Curd Cheesecake

    1 review

    This creamy lemon cheesecake has a lovely soft texture and cuts nicely. The curd adds a fresh, tangy flavor. —Becky...


    Autumn Harvest Pumpkin Pie

    This is the best holiday pie I've ever tasted, with apple butter, orange and maple flavors mingling with the pumpkin....


    Creamy Layered Blueberry Ice Pops

    2 reviews

    These delicious ice pops can also be made with raspberries or blackberries. The rosemary sprig and lemon zest bring another...


    Sour Cream Raisin Pie

    A hint of lemon gives extra zing to the creamy pudding-and-raisin filling in this homey dessert. Topped off with sweetened...