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    Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cheesecake

    This Kentucky bourbon pecan cheesecake will wow your guests and your taste buds. Serve in spring during the Kentucky Derby or at any other special occasion throughout the year. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Keto Snowball Cookies

    1 review

    If you're on the ketogenic diet or just looking to lower carbs, making keto snowball cookies from scratch...


    Yoda Soda

    It takes only three ingredients to create this jazzed-up Yoda soda punch. Instead of vanilla ice cream, try it with...


    Dark Chocolate-Caramel Macchiato Pie

    3 reviews

    One of my first entries in the National Pie Championship was this impressive pie with coffee flavor and cool chocolate...


    Chocolate Pecan Pavlova

    This will definitely capture your taste buds! This recipe is one of my family's favorites—especially at the holidays. Although it...

    Cinnamon-Basil Ice Cream

    I started experimenting with herbal ice creams when I was teaching classes at our local college. Not only were the...


    Air-Fryer Spiced Steaks with Cherry Sauce

    Who needs to grill? These impressive steaks, topped with a rich cherry sauce, will delight your guests. —Taste of Home...

    Air-Fryer French Toast Cups with Raspberries

    These air-fryer French toast cups make any morning special. I made this recipe for my mom last Mother's Day, and...


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    Bread Pudding Pie

    4 reviews

    This unique dessert is a bread pudding-pie combo. It was created by my paternal grandmother's family. They had a farm...


    Snowman Oreo Balls

    4 reviews

    Get the kids involved with making these adorable snowman Oreo balls. They can help roll, dip and decorate! A small...


    Lavender and Lemon Biscochitos

    1 review

    Biscochitos are the state cookie for our home state of New Mexico. They are traditionally made with anise seeds, but...

    French Butter Cookies

    The Brittany region of France is known for its use of butter. These French butter cookies, also known as sable...


    Cashew Cheese

    1 review

    Spread this vegan cashew cheese on crackers, layer it on a toasted bagel or serve it with fresh vegetables. It...


    Chilean Monkey Tail Punch

    1 review

    Stories vary surrounding the origins of this punch's unique name. Some say it was initially served in a bottle depicting...


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    Chocolate Babka

    9 reviews

    I love this chocolate babka. It's a rewarding recipe for taking the next step in your bread baking. Even if...


    Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

    After making some delicious dessert bars, I was determined to turn the recipe into a chocolate peppermint cheesecake. This festive...

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    Santa’s Elf Cookies

    These rosy-cheeked elf cookies will make a showstopping addition to your holiday cookie tray. Or set them atop cupcakes for...


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    Stamped Cutout Cookies

    Rich, buttery sugar cookie cutouts like these never last long at a party. They're one of my favorite homemade Christmas...


    Cinnamon Twirl Cookies

    9 reviews

    These rolled cookies are tasty and fun to make with your family. The sugary mixture of walnuts and cinnamon is...


    Chicken-Prosciutto Pinwheels in Wine Sauce

    1 review

    We host a large group for holiday meals, and these pinwheels always go over well alongside the regular dishes. I...


    Caramel-Scotch Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

    3 reviews

    I came up with this cream cheese coffee cake recipe so I could make a delicious brunch treat using convenience...


    Meringue-Topped Pecan Custard Pie

    I only use this recipe on special occasions. It's an amazing variation on the pecan pie everyone knows—the filling is...


    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...


    Spicy Cranberry Salsa

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

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    Gruyere and Crab Palmiers

    I keep these little bursts of flavor in my freezer so they can be pulled out and popped into the...


    Creamy Coconut Peppermint Pie

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


    Ramen Noodle Cranberry Coleslaw

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


    Cheddar and Chorizo Strata

    Stratas are a wonderful way to use up bits and pieces of leftovers you have on hand. You can make...


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    Almond-Pecan Date Truffles

    2 reviews

    My daughter and I came across a date candy recipe when she was learning about ancient Egypt. We changed some...


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    Yogurt-Ricotta Cheesecake

    1 review

    I have always liked Italian ricotta cheesecakes, but they have too much sugar for me. I made a light version,...