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    No-Bake Chocolate Rice Krispie Bars

    2 reviews

    These chocolate Rice Krispies treats are crowd pleasers! The secret to making them soft and chewy is bringing the sugar mixture just to a boil and then cooking for only one minute. If it boils too long, they tend to be firmer and can become crumbly. —Dawn Lowenstein, Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania

    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...


    Caramel-Scotch Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

    3 reviews

    I came up with this cream cheese coffee cake recipe so I could make a delicious brunch treat using convenience...


    Baklava Thumbprint Cookies

    10 reviews

    The topping on my sister-in-law's peach cobbler was so delicious that I asked for the recipe, then decided to use...


    Ground Beef Turnovers

    9 reviews

    Meet the Cook: Traditional meat pies aren't among my husband's favorites. He likes these so much, however, that he even...

    Molasses Cookies with a Kick

    15 reviews

    Here’s my go-to combination of ingredients for the best spice cookies. They’re a natural for fall, but I make them...


    Thick Sugar Cookies

    9 reviews

    A bit thicker than the norm, this sugar cookie is just like one you might find at a good bakery....

    Buttermilk Biscuit Sausage Pinwheels

    5 reviews

    These pinwheels are good for breakfast, brunch or a midday snack. I served them at a morning wedding reception and...


    Berry Pinwheel Cake

    4 reviews

    Perfect for special meals, this lovely chiffon cake is a nice change from strawberry pie or shortcake. Don't be afraid...


    Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints

    26 reviews

    Covered in chopped nuts and drizzled with chocolate, these cookies are delicious and pretty, too. Everybody looks forward to munching...


    Aunt Rose’s Fantastic Butter Toffee

    11 reviews

    I don't live in the country, but I love everything about it—especially good old-fashioned home cooking! Every year, you'll find...

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    Almond Bear Claws

    12 reviews

    This bear claw pastry recipe is absolutely melt-in-your-mouth delicious! It's impossible to resist the delicate dough, rich almond filling and...


    White Velvet Cutouts

    48 reviews

    We make and decorate these cutouts for different holidays and give lots of them as gifts. Last year, we baked...


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    Saltine Toffee Bark

    67 reviews

    Everyone loves these salty-sweet treasures—their flavor is simply irresistible. The bark is like brittle, but better. Get ready for a...


    Rustic Caramel Apple Tart

    22 reviews

    Like an apple pie without the pan, this scrumptious tart has a crispy crust that cuts nicely and a yummy...


    Cherry Cheese Loaves

    4 reviews

    This has become my "trademark" dessert. I'm asked to take it everywhere I go! Diagonal cuts in the dough give...

    Loaded Baked Potato Salad

    50 reviews

    I revamped my mother's potato salad recipe to taste more like baked potatoes with all the fixin's, which I love....


    Cardamom-Blackberry Linzer Cookies

    4 reviews

    Deeply spiced cardamom is the perfect match for the jam of your choice in this family-favorite sweet treat. — Christianna...


    Strawberry Cheesecake Torte

    3 reviews

    After I tasted this dessert at a party, a friend shared the recipe. It originally called for pound cake...and I...


    Heart’s Delight Eclair

    5 reviews

    This lovely and luscious treat is rumored to have been the favorite dessert of European royalty long ago. I know...


    Berry-Cream Cookie Snaps

    5 reviews

    My mom and I made up this recipe by combining two others. These cute cookies are crispy on the outside...


    Creamy Cranberry Cheesecake

    2 reviews

    This creamy cheesecake is perfect for holiday desserts. The colorful topping is so good that I prepare it separately and...


    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...


    Date-Filled Rugelach

    I like to take old recipes and make them my own. They’re so special to my family. Sometimes I roll...

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    Chocolate Cannoli Cake Roll

    16 reviews

    Creamy ricotta cheese filling with a hint of cinnamon rolls up beautifully in this fluffy chocolate cake. —Tammy Rex, New...


    Austrian Apple Twists

    6 reviews

    This recipe has been one of my favorites for years. I like to make these sweet treats for special occasions...


    Browned Butter Spice Cookies

    1 review

    If you like spice cake, you’ll love this recipe! Browned butter, dark chocolate and a splash of rum produce an...


    Candy Cane Snowballs

    13 reviews

    I bake dozens of kinds of Christmas cookies to give to family and friends. I came up with this recipe...


    Jeweled Coconut Drops

    12 reviews

    Red raspberry preserves add a festive flair to these tender coconut cookies. Perfect for potlucks and cookie exchanges, these shaped...


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    Almond Raspberry Stars

    4 reviews

    The first Christmas that I baked these, I ended up quickly making a second batch! The whole family enjoyed them....