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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 cookies. I use seasonal cutters to celebrate the holidays. Plus, with some cookie stamps, you can get some great decoration! —Lynn Burgess, Rolla, Missouri

Pressure-Cooker Light Deviled Eggs

Our updated version of a classic appetizer uses only half the egg yolks of traditional deviled eggs and calls for...


Veggie-Packed Strata

4 reviews

This is a wonderful, colorful casserole that everyone enjoys. I'm sure you'll be hooked on it after one bite, too....


Ginger-Grapefruit Fizz

1 review

Sometimes it's hard to find a special, non-alcoholic beverage for parties that isn't a punch. That's why I love this...


Lemon Curd Cookies

1 review

I've made these cookies for years. I like to give them out to family and friends. —Carole Vogel, Allison Park,...

Smashed Potatoes Portabello

Having invited four women friends for dinner, I wanted to do something different with the potatoes. We all love portobello...


Old-Fashioned Coconut Pie

5 reviews

My husband says it's not good cooking unless it's made from scratch. This is an old-fashioned way of making coconut...

Pretty Petits Fours

9 reviews

Add a delicate touch to your desert table with these bite-size cakes from our Test Kitchen. We decorated the tops...


Tomato Quiche

36 reviews

I first tried this recipe at a family gathering and loved it! It is a great meatless lunch or dinner...


Swiss Potato Puffs

2 reviews

Encourage guests to mingle by serving these cute little morsels. They’re transportable, mess-free and easy to eat in a few...


Apricot-Glazed Ham

5 reviews

Glaze a bone-in ham with apricot jam for a entree that's beautiful and delicious. Any leftovers will make meal planning...

Chocolate Ganache Tarts

16 reviews

Decadent, chocolate mousse-like filling and a flakey, tender crust make this very special. Be sure to coat hands well with...


Smoked Salmon New Potatoes

Give twice-baked potatoes a rest this year and try these stuffed spuds. Smoked salmon and cream cheese blended with...


Lemon Thyme Icebox Cookies

2 reviews

I found this recipe at my grandmother's house, and I made it as soon as I got home. The lovely...


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Jam-Topped Mini Cheesecakes

30 reviews

We turned cheesecake into irresistible bite-sized snacks. Feel free to swap in any favorite flavor of jam. —Taste of Home...


Poppy Seed Bread with Orange Glaze

5 reviews

My neighbor gave me this recipe, and I love that it makes two loaves. We usually eat one and then...

Cappuccino Muffins

78 reviews

These are my favorite muffins to serve with a cup of coffee or a tall glass of cold milk. Not...


Chocolaty Nanaimo Bars

8 reviews

If a pastry could be a friend, the Nanaimo bar would be my BFF. This version won Cookie of the...


Hazelnut Macarons

You don’t have to be an expert in French cooking to whip up these sandwich cookies. The crisp, chewy macarons...


Pineapple Coconut Cake

46 reviews

This coconut cake is a guaranteed showstopper at any holiday meal or special occasion. The beautiful flakes of coconut are...


Overnight Yeast Waffles

8 reviews

Whip up this crowd-sized batch of batter the night before your big brunch. In the morning, it’s quick and easy...


Candied Pecan Pear Salad

1 review

For special occasions, I like to dress up packaged salad greens with sweet pears, crunchy pecans and a slightly tart...