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Peach Panna Cotta

This no-bake dessert is guaranteed to cool you off in the summer heat. I really enjoy the texture—rich and creamy Panna Cotta balanced by the sweet and pulpy texture of the peach puree. —Andrea Campbell, Los Angeles, California

Orange Cornmeal Cake

1 review

This cake bakes up tender and light with a subtle orange taste. It tastes rich but is comparatively low in...


Peanut Butter Fudge Pie

18 reviews

Although I make this fudgy peanut butter pie regularly for luncheons at our church, I've yet to eat a full...


Easy Cranberry Chiffon Pie

“I received this from my grandmother a couple of years ago,” says April Easler of Norridgewock, Maine. “She's a cool...


Coconut Almond Candy

The secret ingredient in this homemade candy is a true surprise—no one tasting these delicious morsels will guess what’s in...

White Chocolate Lime Mousse Cake

3 reviews

The line at the dessert table convinced me this cake was a winner when I served it at a party....


Microwave Pickles

11 reviews

You can enjoy a small batch of these sweet crunchy pickles anytime without the work of traditional canning methods. They're...

Maine Potato Candy

8 reviews

Years ago, folks in Maine ate potatoes daily and used leftovers in bread, doughnuts and other dishes. This potato candy...


Creamy Coconut Snowballs

3 reviews

My grandmother made these cheesecake-like bites for years. They store nicely in the refrigerator so you can keep them on...


Fruit Compote

Whether you prepare this fruit dish for brunch, offer it as an appetizer or top it with a dollop of...


Caramel Pumpkin Tiramisu for Two

I'm not fond of traditional tiramisu, so I used pumpkin and bourbon in place of coffee and it's absolutely fabulous....

Caramel Pumpkin Tiramisu

4 reviews

I'm not fond of traditional tiramisu, so I used pumpkin and in place of coffee, bourbon, and it's absolutely fabulous....


Marshmallow Chocolate-Covered Cherries

2 reviews

Each year, I have to plan on producing even more of these simple-to-make candies— they're the ones my husband likes...


Heavenly Chocolate Mousse

15 reviews

"Heaven on a spoon" is how one friend describes this chocolaty dessert. My husband, Allen rates it best of all...


Lime-Honey Fruit Salad

4 reviews

Nothing is more refreshing to me than a seasonal fruit salad enhanced with this simple honey-lime dressing. —Victoria Shevlin, Cape...


5-Ingredient Fudge

20 reviews

You’re moments away from a pan of creamy fudge. Just microwave, stir and spread. This easy homemade fudge recipe is...

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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

105 reviews

I like using pretty mini muffin liners and topping these homemade peanut butter cups with colored sprinkles to coordinate with...


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Potato Chip Clusters

26 reviews

Just three offbeat ingredients add up to one unique, delectable, no-bake treat. These super easy, sweet-and-salty candy clusters make for...


Caramel Peanut Fantasy

6 reviews

Packed with peanuts and gooey with caramel, this do-ahead treat is one sweet dream of a dessert to serve company....


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Chocolate Billionaires

39 reviews

Everyone raves about these chocolate and caramel candies. I received the recipe from a friend while living in Texas. When...


No-Bake Cheesecake Pie

7 reviews

I came up with this creamy white chocolate cheesecake after remembering one evening that I needed to bring a treat...


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Chocolate-Covered Cherries

17 reviews

Not only is this my family's favorite festive dessert, but it makes a delicious holiday present, too. Best of all,...


Broccoli Cheese Strata

1 review

This strata recipe is an excellent easy-to-prepare brunch or lunch for two. I enjoy it so much, I often make...


Contest-Winning Banana Cream Pie

10 reviews

I fix this creamy dessert whenever I need a no-fuss treat. Friends are surprised to hear that it's made in...

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Gooey Caramel-Topped Gingersnaps

1 review

Making these cookies is therapeutic for me. I often watch a movie while I put them together. I take a...


Chocolate Peppermint Bark

14 reviews

These treats are such a snap to make, I almost feel guilty serving them. But nobody seems to mind I...


Meatballs in Apple Butter

"The apple butter and maple syrup give these simple sausage balls a delicious zing," says Joan Reesman, Franklin, Tennessee.


Golden Pumpkin Salad

1 review

This delicious salad is the result of a bumper crop of pumpkins at Janell Burrell's place in Cornelia, Georgia. "I...


Chocolate Cream Bonbons

3 reviews

My grandmother gave me this tasty recipe when I was a girl. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of...


Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

14 reviews

Remember whipping up potatoes at the last minute before holiday meals? Never again! These are the most delicious mashed spuds...