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    Best Ever Vanilla Ice Cream

    1 review

    After lots of testing (and tasting), I've found that eggs are the key to making a smooth and creamy vanilla custard at home that rivals what you can get at a premium ice cream shop. —Peggy Woodward, Shullsburg, Wisconsin

    Air-Fryer French Toast Sticks

    Learn how to make air-fryer French toast sticks with this quick and easy recipe. I like to have them handy...


    Strawberry Pretzel Pie

    8 reviews

    This cool no-bake strawberry pretzel pie is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth this summer. Made with pantry...


    Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

    1 review

    On busy mornings, these freezer breakfast sandwiches save the day. A hearty combo of eggs, Canadian bacon and cheese will...


    Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream

    What could be better than peanut butter and jelly ice cream? You'll love the sweet-salty combination. Use your favorite flavor...

    Oatmeal Caramel Apple Cookies

    15 reviews

    This recipe for caramel apple cookies is a fun twist on traditional oatmeal raisin. These treats are hard to resist!...


    Nectarine Smoothies

    3 reviews

    This nectarine smoothie recipe tastes great on a warm summer day. Enjoy it on your patio or at a picnic!...

    No-Fry Fried Ice Cream

    This ice cream has a crispy cinnamon coating just like the fried ice cream served at Mexican restaurants, but minus...


    Almond Butter Swirl Ice Cream

    Warm weather days require ice cream! However, dealing with dairy intolerances can be tricky. This dairy-free recipe is a favorite...


    Coconut Milk Strawberry-Banana Pops

    5 reviews

    These four-ingredient freezer pops are a delicious way to use up a pint of fresh strawberries. You'll love the hint...


    Skinny Mint-Chip Ice Cream

    3 reviews

    No one will ever guess that this smooth and creamy mint treat is light. For the Christmas holidays, it's fun...

    Provolone Beef Pastry Pockets

    2 reviews

    My children always make sure they're home when they find out we're having these pockets for dinner. They're a smart...


    Pepperoni Pizza Loaf

    34 reviews

    This savory stromboli starts with frozen bread dough, so it comes together in practically no time. The golden loaf is...


    Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes

    99 reviews

    My family absolutely loves these oat pancakes. I make them every Saturday and Sunday. If I don't, they don't believe...


    What-a-Nut Brittle Ice Cream

    Just when you think you've tried kind of ice cream there is, think again! My innovative creation was inspired by...


    Thomas Jefferson’s Vanilla Ice Cream

    6 reviews

    The third U.S. president is credited with jotting down the first American recipe for this treat. No vanilla bean on...

    Peanut Butter Cheesecake Ice Cream

    1 review

    Want something cool and refreshing after your holiday feast? Serve generous slices of a rich, frosty dessert featuring peanuts, cookies...


    Honey-Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches

    As busy as summer is, it’s easy to sandwich in enough time to make these simple frozen confections. The cool,...


    Frozen Citrus Bowls

    Impress your company with these easy-to-do bowls. The thin citrus slices add a magical feel to a special dessert.—Taste of...


    Open-Faced Pizza Burgers

    1 review

    I'm not sure where I first saw this pizza burger recipe, but I'm glad I did! My family requests this...


    Pizza Pasta Casserole

    64 reviews

    Kids will line up for this zippy pizza-flavored dish. The recipe makes two casseroles, so you can serve one to...


    Rocky Road Fudge Pops

    These sweet frozen treats are simple to prepare and guaranteed to bring out the kid in anyone. The creamy pops...


    Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

    I created this recipe based on our family's love of chocolate-dipped ice cream cones. Red heart-shaped sprinkles make them fun...


    Frozen Chocolate Crunch

    An original recipe of mine, this cool and crunchy concoction has won prizes in a couple of recipe contests. Everyone...

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    Chocolate Malted Ice Cream

    4 reviews

    As a child, I helped crank out gallons of homemade ice cream. And thanks to this recipe, I'm carrying on...


    Tropical Fruit Slush

    This recipe has been in my family for a long time. I have fond childhood memories of cooling off on...


    White Chocolate Cones

    Hand out these dipped delights, and they'll disappear lickety-split! Crafting Traditions' kitchen staff made the ice cream extra-special by topping...


    Creamy Lasagna Casserole

    23 reviews

    Satisfy your gang with this casserole sent in by Shelly Korell. The Eaton, Colorado reader whips up a rich combination...


    Arctic Orange Pie

    6 reviews

    This frosty orange pie is so easy to make. I have tried lemonade, mango and pineapple juice concentrates instead of...


    Kielbasa Bow Tie Skillet

    14 reviews

    Not only is this kielbasa pasta skillet a real crowd-pleaser, it comes together in just one pan. My daughters are...