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    Cornish Pasties

    7 reviews

    My Great-Aunt Gladys was from a small mining town in England where pasties were popular. I loved to watch her craft each Cornish pasty, as she made them in different sizes depending on who was eating. Serve with a green salad to make a wonderful meal. —Verna Hainer, Pueblo, Colorado

    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...


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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...


    Gruyere and Crab Palmiers

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


    Make-Ahead Eggs Benedict Toast Cups

    2 reviews

    When I was growing up, we had a family tradition of having eggs Benedict with champagne and orange juice for...

    Chocolate Cutout Cookies

    8 reviews

    I love gingerbread cookies, but my grandchildren don't like the ginger flavor. Now I use chocolate and watch them smile...


    Jeweled Thumbprints

    3 reviews

    When I moved here from Malta more than 20 years ago, a kind neighbor lady took me under her wing...

    Ham and Cheese Souffle

    2 reviews

    I like to serve this tasty dish for brunch along with fresh fruit when I'm having guests. Not only is...


    Maple-Bacon White Chocolate Fudge

    1 review

    Tired of the same old fudge? Try my recipe with white chips, maple flavoring and bacon. Then be prepared to...


    Creamy Chocolate Fudge

    Is there anything more decadent than chocolate fudge? You can make this treat and keep it in your freezer until...


    White Almond No-Bake Cookies

    2 reviews

    My daughter and I like to try new recipes. We were out of chocolate chips one day, so we came...

    Contest-Winning Butter Pecan Ice Cream

    15 reviews

    This rich buttery ice cream sure beats store-bought versions. And with its pretty color and plentiful pecan crunch, it's nice...


    Chocolate Cherry Candies

    I make these only at Christmastime for family and a few close friends; my family really looks forward to this...


    Mint Chocolate-Covered Cookies

    At our house, everyone lends a hand to make these easy chocolate-covered cookies. They remind me of Thin Mints. Decorate...


    Make-Ahead Biscuits & Gravy Bake

    1 review

    Biscuits and gravy are usually prepared separately but served together. I created a way to bake them all at once...


    Bacon-Cheddar Potato Croquettes

    2 reviews

    Instead of throwing out leftover mashed potatoes, use them to make this potato croquette recipe. The little baked balls are...

    Cream Cheese Turtle Cups

    2 reviews

    Sometimes the best thing about a cookie is the memories made. My daughter and I love to make and eat...


    Vegetable Strata

    3 reviews

    We always serve food at our Bunco games, and since one of us is a vegetarian we like to make...


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    Basic Cookie Dough

    37 reviews

    Skip the store-bought cookie dough and learn how to make cookies from scratch—it's easy! Thanks to this basic cookie dough...


    Cappuccino Brownies

    15 reviews

    There’s something magical in coffee that intensifies the flavor of chocolate. These three-layer wonders freeze well, but somehow most of...


    Slow-Cooker Goetta

    2 reviews

    My husband's grandfather, a German, introduced goetta to me when we first got married. I found a slow-cooker recipe and...


    Peppermint Cake Rolls

    6 reviews

    With angel food cake, fudge sauce and peppermints, this cake roll is easy and pretty. —Suellen Calhoun, Des Moines, Iowa


    Easy Breakfast Strata

    10 reviews

    We start this breakfast casserole the night before so it's ready for the oven the next day. That way, we...


    Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

    2 reviews

    This recipe is special to me because it is totally original, my very own! The cookies are firm but not...

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    Cheese Crispies

    17 reviews

    For years I’ve taken these crispy, crunchy snacks to work. They get high marks from everybody in the teachers lounge....


    Layered Lemon Dessert Squares

    7 reviews

    I found this recipe in an old cookbook and changed it to be extra citrusy. If you’re a fan of...


    Mint Chip Ice Cream

    3 reviews

    We have a cow, so homemade ice cream is a regular dessert in our household. This creamy mint chocolate chip...


    Walnut Sugar Cookies

    2 reviews

    When we were growing up, my mother made sugar cookies dotted with ground walnuts as a special treat to welcome...


    Old-Time Cake Doughnuts

    15 reviews

    This tender cake doughnut is a little piece of heaven at breakfast. For a variation, add 1 tablespoon dark rum...


    Hungarian Walnut Cookies

    3 reviews

    As a child, I always looked forward to eating these goodies at Christmastime. Now I make them for my own...