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Maple-Chai Pumpkin Muffins

1 review

Why use ordinary pumpkin pie spice when you can up the ante with your own homemade chai spice? The maple syrup pairs so well with the pumpkin and this warming spice blend. Try substituting old-fashioned rolled oats, pecans, walnuts or even white chocolate chips for the pepitas topping. —Debra Keil, Owasso, Oklahoma

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...


Orange Cranberry Bread

15 reviews

These moist loaves are packed with the zesty taste of cranberries and orange peel. I suggest serving slices toasted with...


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...


Delicious Pumpkin Bread

77 reviews

An enticing aroma wafts through my house when this tender cake-like pumpkin bread is in the oven. I bake extra...

Spiced Toffee Cookies

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


Easy Batter Rolls

13 reviews

The first thing my guests ask when they come for dinner is if I'm serving these dinner rolls. The buns...

Walnut Zucchini Muffins

31 reviews

Shredded zucchini adds makes these walnutty muffins extra tender. If you have lots of zucchini in summer as many of...


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...


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...


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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...


Honey Spice Bread

25 reviews

The texture of this bread is almost like a cake, so I usually serve slices of it for dessert. The...


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...


Wild Rice Bread with Sunflower Seeds

2 reviews

I loved skipping the boring school cafeteria meals and going to my grandma’s house for lunch. She spent most of...


Garlic-Herb Braid

23 reviews

Savory flavors of rosemary, dill, garlic and basil blend beautifully in this homey loaf that goes with almost any main...

Cranberry Layer Cake

66 reviews

I adapted a Bundt cake recipe to create this layer cake. Cranberries, walnuts and homemade frosting make it taste so...


Gingersnap Pumpkin Cake

14 reviews

It just so happened that on the first day that really felt like fall, we were getting together with friends....


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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...


Pecan Tassies

17 reviews

These tarts are very good for parties and special occasions. You'll probably want to double the recipe, because they'll disappear...


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...


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...


Onion French Bread Loaves

3 reviews

Since I love variety in my cooking, I tried adding dried minced onion to my usual recipe in attempts to...


Tomato-Basil Pull-Apart Rolls

1 review

My nephew helped me create these soft and colorful rolls. He named them “wheelies” because the spiral shapes reminded him...

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Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread

44 reviews

Cinnamon and raisins bring heartwarming flavor to this mildly sweet bread. It's ideal for an on-the-go breakfast or a quick...


Cranberry Pecan Tassies

4 reviews

A traditional pecan tassie is a small tart with nuts. This holiday version adds cranberries. How festive! —Peggy West, Georgetown,...