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    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 the white chocolate will shine through. —Phoebe Saad, Framingham, Massachusetts

    Dark Chocolate-Caramel Macchiato Pie

    3 reviews

    One of my first entries in the National Pie Championship was this impressive pie with coffee flavor and cool chocolate...


    Air-Fryer Lime Macaroons

    I took these lime and coconut air-fryer macaroons to our annual cookie exchange, where we name a queen. I won...


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    Slow-Cooker Berry Compote

    This berry compote is an old recipe my grandma made when I was younger. She always added extra blueberries to...


    Cinnamon-Basil Ice Cream

    I started experimenting with herbal ice creams when I was teaching classes at our local college. Not only were the...

    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...


    Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

    7 reviews

    These chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies bring back fond memories of my mom. They were her favorite, and she always...

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    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...


    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...

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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...


    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...


    Bread Pudding with Sauce

    This warm pudding is a traditional winter favorite, and for a good reason. The rich, cinnamony flavor is perfect for...


    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...

    Slow-Cooker Cherry Pear Buckle

    1 review

    I added pears to my cherry cobbler recipe to create this delightful slow-cooked buckle. You could also add fresh summer...


    Festive Meringue Christmas Trees

    4 reviews

    These meringues are eye-catching on the dessert table at a holiday party, and they taste heavenly! Look no further for...


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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...


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    Chocolate Comfort Cake

    28 reviews

    This moist and delicious chocolate cake is usually the first dessert to go. People even eat the crumbs. It’s always...


    Nutella Banana Cream Pie

    Here’s a banana cream pie with a little Italian flair. The chocolate and hazelnut
    go well with the banana,...


    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...

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    Bourbon Sweet Potato Pie

    1 review

    There is nothing I don't love about this pie! I adore the flavors, and I like that I can sneak...


    Peppermint Patty Cream Pie

    This dreamy chocolate cream pie with
    a touch of refreshing peppermint is the perfect way to cleanse the palate...


    Mom’s Citrus Buttermilk Cake

    5 reviews

    Everyone raves over this lovely lemon cake. It's divine with fresh raspberries and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. —Joan...


    Banana Cream & Peanut Butter Mousse Pie

    My pie is special because it is ultra creamy and has three foods I desire most—peanut butter, banana and milk...


    Cherry Almond Mousse Pie

    19 reviews

    Treat your loved ones to a luscious pie with chocolate, cherries and nuts in a creamy vanilla mousse. It's a...


    Easy Cranberry Chiffon Pie

    “I received this from my grandmother a couple of years ago,” says April Easler of Norridgewock, Maine. “She's a cool...