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Mini Sweet Potato Scones with Rosemary & Bacon

Everyone who tries these scones thinks they're delicious! To save a little time in the morning, combine the dry ingredients and cut in the butter the night before. I usually stir in the crumbled bacon at that time, too. Cover and refrigerate overnight and proceed with the recipe the next morning. In addition to saving time, this also allows the rosemary and bacon to come through, and chilling the butter in the mix results in tender scones. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Gruyere and Crab Palmiers

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


After-Christmas Empanadas

1 review

Turn your leftovers into tasty empanadas using refrigerated pie pastry. We make these savory pastries and freeze them for a...


Cranberry Brie Pinwheels

10 reviews

People may wonder when you found the time to make these crisp, flaky pinwheels—but they’re really quite easy to do....


Mediterranean Pastry Pinwheels

6 reviews

These quick appetizers are irresistible. The flavors of sun-dried tomatoes and pesto balance beautifully. —Kristen Heigl, Staten Island, New York

Winter Fruit Macaroons

3 reviews

Coconut macaroons with sweetened condensed milk instead of egg whites are my version of a recipe my mom loved. All...


Spiced Toffee Cookies

I bake these cookies for family gatherings because my crowd likes cookies thin and chewy with a crispy exterior. The...

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Mom’s Buttermilk Biscuits

10 reviews

These fluffy biscuits are so tasty slathered with butter or used to mop up every last drop of gravy off...


Chocolate Mincemeat Bars

1 review

What would the holidays be without mincemeat for dessert? Even people who say they don’t care for the taste will...


Pumpkin-Spice Sugar Cookies

2 reviews

I've been making these quick and easy cookies for over 20 years. They're the first to go at our annual...


Cherry Pistachio Cookies

2 reviews

Dried cherries, crunchy nuts, bits of orange, white chocolate—there's a lot to love in this cookie! It's very different from...

Meatballs with Cranberry Dipping Sauce

1 review

With their cranberry dipping sauce, these no-fuss appetizer meatballs make use of traditional Thanksgiving ingredients, so they're ideal around the...


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Easy Oatmeal Cream Pies

3 reviews

These easy cookies use only five ingredients and taste very similar to a store-bought cookie. Of course, everything's better from...


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Favorite Pumpkin Cake Roll

105 reviews

This pumpkin roll recipe is great to keep in the freezer for a quick dessert for my family or unexpected...


Vanilla-Butter Sugar Cookies

32 reviews

These are one of my favorite cookies to bake for Christmas. The dough recipe is versatile and you can use...


Best Ever Crescent Rolls

6 reviews

My daughter and I have cranked out dozens of these homemade crescent rolls. It’s a real team effort. I cut...

Sage & Prosciutto Pinwheels

3 reviews

I love, love, love to make appetizers and I especially like this recipe because I can make the rolls ahead,...