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    Armagnac Chocolate Almond Tart

    This chocolate almond tart is my twist on pecan pie. I use almonds instead of pecans and golden syrup instead of corn syrup. Both chocolate and Armagnac make this tart really special. Don't skip on toasting the almonds since it brings out the nuttiness of the pie. —Phoebe Saad, Framingham, Massachusetts

    Grandma’s Oatmeal Bars

    While I was growing up, I enjoyed my grandma's oatmeal bars every Christmas. This recipe reminds me of her and...


    Italian Cream-Filled Cake

    This Italian cream dessert is very simple but fancy enough to serve as a birthday cake. It’s low on sugar...


    Audrey’s Lemon Meringue Bars

    2 reviews

    We are always trying to find new ways to use the fruit from our lemon tree. My 13-year-old daughter, Audrey,...


    Cinnamon Rolls with Cookie Butter Filling

    I created this recipe when I had a jar of cookie butter on hand and I was craving cinnamon rolls....

    Banana Pudding Tart

    Here's a tart version of the classic banana pudding. Use the entire box of vanilla wafers, reserving 1/4 cup to...


    Pecan Coffee Cake Muffins

    1 review

    These moist, cakelike muffins with heaps of crumb topping are to die for! They're wonderful for company, entertaining, brunch or...

    Lemony Layer Bars

    One of my favorite cakes is a white chocolate cake with coconut lemon filling, dark chocolate frosting and almonds. This...


    Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

    Indulge in this layer cake topped with rich buttercream—a vanilla lover's dream. I use pure vanilla extract for the best...


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    Sunny Citrus Cheesecake

    8 reviews

    This beautiful layered cheesecake takes a bit longer to make, but the end result is so worth it! Citrus seems...


    Tahitian Breakfast Treats

    2 reviews

    This is a healthy take on the Tahitian coconut breakfast treat called firi firi, which is typically fried. My version...

    Cast-Iron White Chocolate Tart

    This decadent dessert is worth every calorie. If you aren't a fan of citrus, leave out the orange flavoring and...


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    Strawberry Buttermilk Skillet Shortcake

    5 reviews

    This scratch-made strawberry buttermilk cake is a family favorite. The recipe is over 100 years old, and I remember my...


    Apricot Mud Hen Cake Bars

    10 reviews

    These mud hen bars have been in my family for generations. My maternal grandmother gave this recipe to my mother,...


    Raspberry Moscow Mule Cake

    5 reviews

    This Moscow mule cake is my favorite cake I've ever made from scratch. It's so moist and flavorful, and it...


    Bread Pudding Pie

    4 reviews

    This unique dessert is a bread pudding-pie combo. It was created by my paternal grandmother's family. They had a farm...

    Margarita Cake

    3 reviews

    This margarita cake is perfect for a picnic on a warm day. You'll be surprised at how closely it tastes...


    Cast-Iron Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

    9 reviews

    I love this cast-iron banana bread because it cooks evenly every time. The end result is so moist and delicious!...


    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...


    French Butter Cookies

    The Brittany region of France is known for its use of butter. These French butter cookies, also known as sable...


    Tiramisu Cookies

    2 reviews

    These tiramisu cookies bring out the delicious flavors of tiramisu, sandwich-style. Pack these treats in a decorative container for an...


    Apple Cake for Passover

    Adding a dollop of whipped cream is a sweet addition to this passover cake! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee,...


    Key Lime Blondie Bars

    4 reviews

    Here’s my tropical take on a beloved treat. These Key lime bars combine the taste of the classic pie with...


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    Chocolate Babka

    10 reviews

    I love this chocolate babka. It's a rewarding recipe for taking the next step in your bread baking. Even if...

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    Martin’s Rhubarb Strudel

    1 review

    Although I have always loved strudel, apple strudel was the only kind I ate for many years. But when my...


    Easy Scottish Shortbread

    1 review

    These traditional butter cookies require only three ingredients. They’re so yummy, you won’t be able to stop at just one!...


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    Stamped Cutout Cookies

    Rich, buttery sugar cookie cutouts like these never last long at a party. They're one of my favorite homemade Christmas...


    Gluten-Free Banana Coffee Cake

    2 reviews

    I created this gluten-free coffee cake for people on special diets. Those who are lactose intolerant, allergic to eggs or...


    Lemon Raspberry Buckle

    1 review

    I've given a fresh summery twist to the classic blueberry buckle everyone loves by swapping out the blueberries for raspberries...


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    Gluten- and Dairy-Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread

    5 reviews

    After learning of gluten and dairy issues in our family, I knew I had to re-create our favorite sweet bread....