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    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 the crown! —Milissa Kirkpatrick, Angel Fire, New Mexico

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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...


    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...


    Baby Swiss Appetizer Cheesecake

    1 review

    This beautiful cheesecake appetizer can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving, so it's the perfect make-ahead recipe for...


    Truffle Cherries

    4 reviews

    Chocolate is popular at our house, especially during the holidays, so these double chocolate gems never last long! —Anne Drouin,...

    Cherry Cordial Cake Balls

    2 reviews

    Brandy and coffee add mild flavor to these scrumptious cherry cake balls. —Susan Westerfield, Albuquerque, New Mexico


    Kahlua Dream Bars

    3 reviews

    I always double this recipe so everyone gets a piece. For a glaze with deeper flavor, use 1 ounce unsweetened...

    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,...


    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...


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    Creamy Chicken Vol-au-Vent

    My friends and I have been getting together for "ladies lunches" for years. These vol-au-vents are the perfect no-fuss fancy...

    Tomato Quiche

    36 reviews

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


    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...


    Limoncello Cream Pie

    After a big Christmas dinner, we love the cool refreshment of a frozen lemon pie. Limoncello brings a little sophistication...


    Mushroom Corn Muffins with Chive Butter

    In this unexpected combination, thyme and mushrooms tucked into a fine-textured cornbread muffin are enhanced with a smear of homemade...


    Melt-In-Your-Mouth Lemon Cutouts

    3 reviews

    Full of lemony flavor, these cookies are great for any time of year and always popular with family and friends.—Patricia...

    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...


    Cherry Kisses

    5 reviews

    Cookies that melt in your mouth and are practically fat-free—is it any wonder these crispy meringue morsels disappear as fast...


    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...


    Egg Baskets Benedict

    1 review

    A little puff pastry turns Canadian bacon and eggs into a tasty update on eggs Benedict. We use a packaged...


    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...


    Lime & Gin Coconut Macaroons

    14 reviews

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


    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...

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    Red Velvet Cake Bites

    4 reviews

    Everyone loves red velvet, but any cake mix can work with this recipe. I've even rolled chopped macadamia nuts into...


    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...


    Smoked Salmon New Potatoes

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


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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...


    Crispy Goat Cheese Appetizers

    1 review

    Want an amazing party starter? Coat slices of goat cheese with seasoned bread crumbs, fry them until golden-brown and top...


    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...