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    Honey-Kissed Savory Shortbread Crackers

    It may seem like a lot of work to make homemade crackers. However, after you’ve tasted these sweet and savory crackers, I think you’ll admit that it’s worth every minute. They’re crispy, cheesy, salty and have a lovely honey finish. They are basically cracker perfection. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

    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...


    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...

    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...

    Oma’s Marzipan Stollen

    3 reviews

    My German grandma made this stollen for us when we were young. I love its homey taste and how it...


    Roasted Asparagus Risotto

    1 review

    This recipe's wow factor makes it perfect for special occasions. To save time, the asparagus and prosciutto can be roasting...


    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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    Marbled Meringue Hearts

    5 reviews

    Pretty pastel cookies are a fun way to brighten any special occasion. Replace the vanilla with a different extract for...

    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...


    Carrot Spice Thumbprint Cookies

    6 reviews

    Carrot cake is a family favorite, and these delicious cookies taste just like it with shredded carrots, dried cranberries, toasted...


    Rich and Creamy Twice-Baked Potatoes

    1 review

    My mom, Lynda, is a marvelous cook. I’m proud to say she taught me everything she knows, especially during my...


    Roasted Potatoes & Onions with Wilted Greens

    I'm usually not a fan of side dishes because I find them boring and bland, but a necessary evil in...


    Almond Pastry Puffs

    9 reviews

    This tender, nutty almond pastry is one of my favorite brunch treats. It looks and tastes so special, people won’t...

    Cherry Cream Crescents

    5 reviews

    You'll need refrigerated crescent dough and just four more ingredients to assemble these fruity filled rolls from Elouise Bullion of...


    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...


    Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

    14 reviews

    What fun! These double-chocolaty delights have a surprise inside! Atop the chocolate cookie base, marshmallow peeks out under chocolate icing....


    Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Vinegar and Rosemary

    This is classic comfort food that tastes great and makes your house smell welcoming on a Sunday afternoon. It accompanies...


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    Mini S’mores

    8 reviews

    Combine marshmallow creme, chocolate, graham crackers and more for a summery delight at any time of year. —Stephanie Tewell, Elizabeth,...


    Nut Fruit Bark

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


    Ham Omelet Brunch Roll

    1 review

    For over 30 years we have hosted a New Years Breakfast for family and friends. The main attraction for years...

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    Creamy Chocolate Fudge

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


    Tangerine Cream Roulade

    Now you can make those heavenly cake rolls seen in Chinese bakeries at home! Our refreshing recipe features bright citrus...


    Baked Pearl Onions

    Tender and buttery, these little baked onions will fit into just about any dinner menu. I dress them up with...


    Tender Pecan Logs

    7 reviews

    Folks always ask me to make these tender nutty logs. Not overly sweet, they're just right with a steaming cup...


    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...


    Greek Holiday Cookies

    4 reviews

    Koulourakia are a traditional treat in Greece, where they are usually made for Easter and other celebrations. I enjoy making...