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    Orange Cranberry Sauce

    In about 20 minutes, with just a few ingredients, you can have the freshest cranberry orange sauce you've ever tasted. —Susan Hein, Burlington, Wisconsin

    Air-Fryer Lime Macaroons

    I took these lime and coconut air-fryer macaroons to our annual cookie exchange, where we name a queen. I won...


    Air-Fryer Puff Pastry Danishes

    1 review

    These simple jam-filled pastries are perfect for a holiday brunch spread. They were my dad's favorite, so the recipe will...


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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...


    Bacon Corn Pancakes

    1 review

    Pancakes are always tops in my book. But stir in bacon and corn, and they become the best breakfast-for-dinner option....

    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...


    Tiramisu Cookies

    2 reviews

    These tiramisu cookies bring out the delicious flavors of tiramisu, sandwich-style. Pack these treats in a decorative container for an...

    French Butter Cookies

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


    Easy Scottish Shortbread

    1 review

    These traditional butter cookies require only three ingredients. They’re so yummy, you won’t be able to stop at just one!...


    Slow-Cooker Citrus Carrots

    3 reviews

    These carrots are yummy and so simple. The recipe is from my mom, who tweaked it a bit to suit...


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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...

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    Carrot Spice Thumbprint Cookies

    7 reviews

    Carrot cake is a family favorite, and these delicious cookies taste just like it with shredded carrots, dried cranberries, toasted...


    Orange Cashew Bars

    1 review

    Two of my favorite ingredients, oranges and cashews, make a fantastic combination for a holiday bar—especially when you use fresh-squeezed...


    Hint of Mint Fruit Salad

    3 reviews

    I love making herbal syrups like the simple dressing for this colorful fruit salad. It definitely adds pizzazz to our...


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    Ice Cream Kolachkes

    21 reviews

    These sweet pastries have Polish and Czech roots and can also be spelled "kolaches." They are usually filled with poppy...


    Easy Yeast Rolls

    19 reviews

    These simple, tender yeast rolls bake to a golden brown and will disappear in no time. If you've never baked...

    Buttery Crescent Rolls

    25 reviews

    I always have to double this buttery, homemade crescent roll recipe because they never last long. You can shape them...


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    Mom’s White Lasagna

    13 reviews

    My mom made this lasagna for special occasions, such as birthdays. When she passed, I inherited her cookbooks—tucked inside one...


    Honey-Coconut Sticky Buns

    2 reviews

    Thanks to a friend, I got my hands on this easy recipe for sticky buns and tweaked it. Sprinkle them...


    Roasted Potatoes, Carrots & Leeks

    1 review

    Simply seasoned and flavored with garlic, this fantastic side dish will complement just about any entree. The colorful veggies are...


    Gingersnap Cream Cookie Cups

    Whole wheat flour gives a rustic look to little tassies that are big on flavor. The velvety, rich filling is...


    Sage Turkey Sausage Patties

    5 reviews

    When you want to cut salt and saturated fat, turkey sausage is a wonderful option. The aroma of these patties...


    Blue-Ribbon Herb Rolls

    1 review

    These rolls have been a favorite of ours for nearly 25 years. I even baked them in an old wood...


    Pecan Puffs

    1 review

    I just had to share my mom's recipe for these drop cookies. The light-as-a-cloud taste is simply heavenly. —Leslie Link-Terry,...

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    Finger-Licking Good Mini Cream Puffs

    This recipe is quick and easy to whip up and the kids will love it! They are perfect to pack...


    Tea Cakes

    4 reviews

    I've baked many batches of different cookies through the years, but family and friends tell me these are the best....


    Raspberry Lemon Cake

    26 reviews

    Want a change from chocolate cake? Try this elegant lemon cake...it's packed with refreshing lemon flavor, from the cake to...


    Blue Moon Crescent Cookies

    1 review

    I love my grandma's vanilla crescent cookies, but wanted to add my own twist. These have a touch of lemon...


    Make-Ahead Creamy Potatoes

    For the holidays, I usually serve the traditional foods with a new spin or two on family favorites. I put...


    Muenster Bread

    7 reviews

    Many years ago my sister and I won blue ribbons in 4-H with this bread. The recipe makes a beautiful...