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    Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

    7 reviews

    These chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies bring back fond memories of my mom. They were her favorite, and she always made a batch when she knew company was coming. —Jacquie McTaggart, Independence, Iowa

    Giant Buckeye Cookie

    12 reviews

    I’m from Ohio, and we love our buckeye candy! Buckeyes are a delicious combination of peanut butter and chocolate, which...


    Martin’s Rhubarb Strudel

    1 review

    Although I have always loved strudel, apple strudel was the only kind I ate for many years. But when my...


    Game Night Domino Brownies

    Brownies are the perfect handheld treat, and they’re even more fun when decorated like dominoes. Chocolate lovers, rejoice!
    —Barbara...


    Strawberry Crunch Ice Cream Cake

    2 reviews

    While growing up, I loved treats from the ice cream truck that rolled through my neighborhood. This ice cream cake...

    Peppermint Patty Cream Pie

    This dreamy chocolate cream pie with
    a touch of refreshing peppermint is the perfect way to cleanse the palate...


    Thai Chicken and Orange Salad

    2 reviews

    A creamy peanut butter dressing provides a Thai twist to this main dish chicken salad. You if you have leftover...

    Marinated Tenderloin and Avocado on Baguette Toasts

    There’s never any waste with tenderloin (and leftovers are rare). You can really dress it up by substituting baguette toppings...


    Chicken Manicotti with White Sauce

    8 reviews

    I like making this dish for special occasions. You can also use low-fat ingredients, and it turns out just as...


    Cinnamon Rolls in a Snap

    11 reviews

    A friend called one morning to see if I wanted company for coffee. I was going to make biscuits for...


    Italian Baked Chicken

    13 reviews

    For a casual get-together, this saucy herbed chicken is a terrific choice. Serve it over angel hair pasta for a...

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    Mini S’mores

    8 reviews

    Combine marshmallow creme, chocolate, graham crackers and more for a summery delight at any time of year. —Stephanie Tewell, Elizabeth,...


    Easy Ice Cream Sundae Dessert

    11 reviews

    In summer, nothing's better than ice cream sundaes. We kids couldn't wait to dig into this tempting dessert. It's...


    Chocolate Bavarian Torte

    23 reviews

    Whenever I take this eye-catching torte to a potluck, I get so many requests for the recipe. —Edith Holmstrom, Madison,...


    Cherry-Coconut Chocolate Torte

    This torte reminds me of two favorite treats: chocolate covered cherries and old-fashioned Cherry Mash candy bars. —Dian Hicks Carlson,...


    Rustic Ribeyes

    Since I usually have the ingredients on hand, these succulent ribeyes are a “regular” from my kitchen. But the tender...

    Cranberry Cashew Fudge

    What berries say “Christmas” more than cranberries? I add those little ruby-red gems to a simple nut fudge recipe, giving...


    Chocolate Rum Fondue

    2 reviews

    Who needs a fancy fondue restaurant when you can whip up a chocolate sensation like this in just 10 minutes?...


    Garlic-Rubbed T-Bones with Burgundy Mushrooms

    2 reviews

    T-bone steak is a fairly tender cut, so there's no need to marinate. Punch up the flavor using loads of...


    Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Tenderloins

    I love blue cheese, so I combined it with toasted almonds, red onion, herbs and spices to create a savory...


    Cranberry-Pistachio Sticky Buns

    2 reviews

    Looking for a fantastic brunch item? Then try these ooey-gooey good sticky buns. They use frozen roll dough and couldn't...


    Mushroom and Bacon Cheesecake

    2 reviews

    My clan loves anything with cream cheese, so I knew this savory cheesecake appetizer would go down as an all-time...


    Fudge-Topped Brownies

    6 reviews

    If you love brownies and fudge, why not combine the two? Mix up a pan of these exquisite brownies for...


    Gingerbread Caramels

    I created this recipe for two simple reasons: I love caramel, and I love molasses! Combining those ingredients resulted in...

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    Pistachio Gorgonzola Cheesecake

    More than anything, I love having friends over for drinks & appetizers. My savory cheesecake always makes a grand impression!...


    Burnt Custard

    4 reviews

    The recipe for this smooth-as-silk custard came from a local restaurant years ago. With its broiled topping it looks pretty...


    Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

    75 reviews

    I said I'd bring dessert to a holiday party and tried this recipe. I'm sure you'll agree it tastes as...


    Baked Ziti Casserole

    9 reviews

    With its rich Italian flavor and generous combination of cheeses, it's hard to believe this pasta entree is light. this...


    Merlot Filet Mignon

    7 reviews

    Although this is a simple recipe, the filet is rich and elegant enough for a special occasion. Add a salad...


    Kahlua Truffles

    1 review

    I discovered this recipe tucked away in a box of my mother's things. It's such a sweet way to remember...