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    London Fog Ice Cream

    2 reviews

    I took one of my favorite coffee shop beverages and turned it into this elegant London fog ice cream. For a star dessert, serve it with lemon sandwich cookies or in a simple glass rimmed with sugar, lavender and lemon zest. —Noelle Myers, Grand Forks, North Dakota

    Gruyere and Crab Palmiers

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


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    Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream with Salted Caramel Sauce

    Truthfully, I want those cozy flavors of Thanksgiving throughout the year. This ice cream has just the right balance of...


    Spiced Pumpkin Ice Cream

    Ice cream lovers can't get enough of this creamy, rich ice cream that boasts lots of delish pumpkin flavor. —Molly...


    Whiskey-Brandy Slush

    It may be cold outside, but we like to serve this icy citrus drink for Christmas gatherings at our house....

    After-Christmas Empanadas

    1 review

    Turn your leftovers into tasty empanadas using refrigerated pie pastry. We make these savory pastries and freeze them for a...


    Creamy Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

    4 reviews

    "These nicely seasoned potatoes are so fresh-tasting and creamy that there's no need for extra butter or gravy," writes Natalie...

    Hazelnut Brownie Bombe

    I love making ice cream bombes—they look so elegant yet are incredibly simple to make. —Melissa Millwood, Lyman, South Carolina


    Frozen Cranberry Banana Salad

    4 reviews

    A luscious combination of sweet and tangy, crunchy and creamy, this pretty salad makes a great side dish or dessert....


    Frosty Pumpkin Pie

    1 review

    This frozen treat is so delightful no one would guess it's made with reduced-fat ingredients. We actually prefer a slice...


    Frozen Cranberry Salad

    2 reviews

    I grew up in rural northwestern Montana, where my three sisters and I made meals and prepared food for 4-H...

    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...


    Elizabeth’s Pumpkin Pie

    1 review

    In my ice cream-loving husband's opinion, traditional pumpkin pie can't compare with this melt-in-your-mouth version.


    Refreshing Cranberry Sherbet

    Heavy holiday dinners call for a refreshing dessert such as this colorful sherbet. Lemonade and orange juice a pleasant citrus...


    Pumpkin Ice Cream Roll

    5 reviews

    This wonderfully light dessert is our standby at Thanksgiving and Christmas. The hint of pumpkin and the refreshing ice cream...


    Butter Pecan Ice Cream Torte

    1 review

    A simple, nutty crust and smooth caramel sauce are all the preparation required for this impressive dessert. It will keep...

    Milky Way Ice Cream

    Our children don't have a lunch program at their school. So, once a month, another lady and I volunteer to...


    Christmas Cranberry Punch

    Every year my grandma made her zingy punch for our Christmas Eve feast. —Helen Roland, Miami, Florida


    Blood Orange & Goat Cheese Galette

    I made this French galette for my mother-in-law's birthday, and it was a sensational hit. There is something about the...


    Scalloped Sweet Corn Casserole

    7 reviews

    This is my Grandma Ostendorf's corn recipe I grew up enjoying. Now a grandmother myself, I still serve this comfy,...


    Bourbon Ham Balls

    1 review

    Grandma Nette was the queen of ham ball recipes. I make them salty-sweet with a bourbon and vinegar kick. Serve...


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    Mini Sausage Pies

    4 reviews

    The simple ingredients and family-friendly flavor of these little sausage cups make them a go-to dinner favorite. And everyone gets...


    Mediterranean Pastry Pinwheels

    6 reviews

    These quick appetizers are irresistible. The flavors of sun-dried tomatoes and pesto balance beautifully. —Kristen Heigl, Staten Island, New York


    Smooth Chocolate Pie

    4 reviews

    My mom and I made this chocolate pie, just the two of us, and our whole family got to enjoy...

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    Make-Ahead Turkey and Gravy

    18 reviews

    Ease the holiday time crunch with a make-ahead turkey recipe that's ready to serve when you are. It's a great...


    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...


    Hot Buttered Rum

    8 reviews

    I received this recipe for hot buttered rum from a friend over 30 years ago, and I think of her...


    Frozen Cherry Salad

    8 reviews

    Pretty slices of this refreshing salad are dotted with colorful cherries for a festive look. The flavor is pleasant and...


    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...


    Spiced Toffee Cookies

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