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    Muffin-Tin Scrambled Eggs

    1 review

    I made these one year at Christmas as a way to save time, and they were a big hit. I have to make a large batch because my husband and boys can polish them off in a short amount of time. These also freeze very well, if there are any left! —Jill Darin, Geneseo, Illinois

    Air-Fryer Puff Pastry Danishes

    1 review

    These simple jam-filled pastries are perfect for a holiday brunch spread. They were my dad's favorite, so the recipe will...


    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...


    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!...


    Kid-Made Cocoa Cupcakes

    I’m only a kid, and this is the first recipe I’ve created. I spent a year perfecting these cupcakes, asking...

    Cinnamon Roll Casserole

    3 reviews

    Because we love cinnamon rolls, I created a slow-cooker recipe to make for a weekend breakfast or brunch. This is...


    Butter Pound Cake

    1 review

    Whether garnished with fresh berries and sprigs of rosemary or just served plain, this rich cake is fabulous. It bakes...

    Favorite Frosted Cinnamon Rolls

    39 reviews

    I serve these yummy frosted rolls warm from the oven as a Christmas morning treat at our house. Even if...


    Southern Tea Cakes

    5 reviews

    There were nine children in our family and Mother had to stretch the budget, so she made these often for...


    Cinnamon Rolls in a Snap

    11 reviews

    A friend called one morning to see if I wanted company for coffee. I was going to make biscuits for...


    Dutch Honey Syrup

    5 reviews

    "I grew up on a farm where a big breakfast was an everyday occurrence," relates Kathy Scott of Hemingford, Nebraska....

    Loaded Tater Tot Bake

    7 reviews

    I keep frozen Tater Tots on hand for meals like this yummy Tater Tot casserole. It’s a super brunch,...


    Thumbprint Butter Cookies

    6 reviews

    These buttery little rounds add beautiful color to a platter of treats. Fill the thumbprint in the center with any...


    Alfredo Potatoes

    5 reviews

    "These cheesy stuffed potatoes are great for a meal or as a side dish," says Peter Barry of Norrisville, Maryland....


    Peach French Toast

    11 reviews

    Let the aroma of baked peaches, brown sugar and cinnamon wake up your family. When you serve the tender slices...


    Pastel Almond Bark

    1 review

    Cooks of all ages will find this pretty confection is a snap to prepare. It never fails to take center...

    Gingerbread Caramels

    I created this recipe for two simple reasons: I love caramel, and I love molasses! Combining those ingredients resulted in...


    Cinnamon Monkey Bread

    26 reviews

    Is it possible for four kids to cook together without total chaos in the kitchen? Yes, with the right recipe....


    Carrot Cake Doughnuts

    2 reviews

    For an easy doughnut recipe which everyone will love, I make these doughnuts. I love carrot cake so I wanted...


    Vanilla Wafer Cookies

    34 reviews

    These buttery cookies bake up chewy and crispy at the same time. Sprinkle these vanilla wafers with colored sugar or...


    Triple Fudge Brownies

    30 reviews

    When you're in a hurry to make dessert, here's a "mix of mixes" that's so convenient and quick. The result...


    Brunch Fruit Salad

    14 reviews

    This appealing fruit salad is a lovely addition to breakfast, lunch or even supper. Light and refreshing, it's perfect alongside...


    Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

    75 reviews

    I said I'd bring dessert to a holiday party and tried this recipe. I'm sure you'll agree it tastes as...


    Pillow-Soft Dinner Rolls

    21 reviews

    The dough for these rolls has a nice texture and is simple to shape. The recipe came from an old...

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    Nut Fruit Bark

    Here's a sophisticated version of fruit bark. Dark chocolate turns into a rich mocha flavor with the espresso powder. If...


    Cinnamon-Butterscotch Bubble Bread

    This bubble bread is easy and delicious. Make sure you get a bubble before they are all gone! —Ann Cousin,...


    Creamy Chocolate Fudge

    Is there anything more decadent than chocolate fudge? You can make this treat and keep it in your freezer until...


    Marbled Orange Fudge

    22 reviews

    This decadent treat doesn't last long at our house. The Creamsicle flavor of this soft fudge brings on the smiles....


    Ham and Cheese Puffs

    5 reviews

    These tasty little bites go over well with kids. They're also delicious with soups or as party appetizers....


    Cinnamon Sticky Buns

    14 reviews

    For a generous batch of gooey cinnamon buns in a hurry, Jean Edwards of Indianapolis, Indiana says that it doesn't...