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Eggnog Pie

5 reviews

Even better than holiday eggnog in a glass is eggnog on a plate! This creamy pie delivers all that rich, wonderful flavor. It’s pretty, too, with a sprinkling of nutmeg on top. —Florence Shaw, East Wenatchee, Washington

Christmas Ribbon Salad

13 reviews

Spirits are light at holiday time around Debra Stoner's home--and so are many of the meas she serves. "I make...


Seven-Layer Gelatin Salad

5 reviews

By alternating fruity layers of gelatin in harvest colors with sweetened sour cream, Melody Mellinger of Myerstown, Pennsylvania created one...


Frosted Cranberry Gelatin Salad

Covered with a fluffy white topping, squares of this fruity gelatin salad can be served as a side dish or...


Creme de Menthe Squares

5 reviews

This layered bar hits all the sweet spots: It’s airy, creamy, crunchy and the perfect mix of cool mint and...

Strawberry Graham Dessert

6 reviews

My mother passed the recipe for this luscious dessert on me...and my family has enjoyed it for years. These days,...


Snowy Raspberry Gelatin Mold

4 reviews

This mold is always on our holiday table. The raspberry layer makes an attractive base for the creamy cream cheese...

Special Strawberry Salad

4 reviews

This berry-filled salad may take some time to prepare, but one taste and you'll agree it's worth the extra effort....


Peppermint Stick Dessert

2 reviews

With every spoonful of this cool, creamy concoction, my family goes back in time to when our Grandma Dagmar made...


Fluffy Cranberry Delight

5 reviews

This was originally my daughter's recipe, and she or I will make it for one or more of our holiday...


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Homemade Holiday Marshmallows

27 reviews

This marshmallow recipe was my grandpa's favorite. At Christmastime, he would be busy making homemade marshmallows for his family and...

Swedish Rice Ring

2 reviews

This recipe, which originated in Sweden, is famous at church suppers with our Minnesota neighbors. It's a delicious addition at...


Swedish Creme

10 reviews

This thick and creamy dessert is my interpretation of my mother’s recipe for Swedish krem. It has just a hint...


Apple Cranberry Delight

1 review

“My husband and I went to a cranberry festival, and I came home with 5 pounds of the berries! Luckily...


Carrot-Pineapple Gelatin Salad

1 review

"My grandma frequently fixed the salad when she was asked to bring a dish to a family gathering," writes Sue...


Chocolate & Coconut Cream Torte

1 review

My grandmother passed this recipe down to me years ago and now I make it for my own grandchildren. When...

Gelatin Fruit Salad

3 reviews

"This gorgeous salad is so refreshing and bursting with flavor that you won't think of it as sugar-free," says Eleanor...


Jellied Champagne Dessert

14 reviews

This refreshing dessert looks just like a glass of bubbling champagne.—Vickie McLaughlin, Kingsport, Tennessee


Triple Chocolate Mousse Torte

3 reviews

When it's too hot to bake something sweet but you're craving chocolate, my chocolaty mousse tart is all you need....


Grasshopper Cheesecake

4 reviews

What do you get when you combine a popular mint-chocolate drink with a cheesecake? Pure delight! Garnish the top with...


Lemon Jelly Candies

1 review

This timeless candy will add a little sparkle to any candy assortment. The tart jellies will be a refreshing treat.—Taste...


Orange Angel Food Cake Dessert

5 reviews

With just one bite of Janet Springer's light-as-air angel food, even dieters will be on cloud nine! Cutting back on...


Favorite Cranberry Mousse

3 reviews

We live about 100 miles from Cape Cod, which is known for its cranberries. When we spent a weekend there,...


Holiday Gelatin Salad

18 reviews

Because I care for a teenager with diabetes, I decided to change my annual holiday salad so she could have...

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Layered Christmas Gelatin

22 reviews

Christmastime always means that this recipe comes out of my recipe box. The traditional holiday colors in this salad make...


Lemon Panna Cotta with Berries

1 review

Cool, creamy and pretty as a picture, this luscious Italian dessert is elegant enough for the fanciest dinner party. Instead...