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    Cinnamon Rolls with Cookie Butter Filling

    I created this recipe when I had a jar of cookie butter on hand and I was craving cinnamon rolls. The cookie butter filling gives them a special touch. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido, California

    Cinnamon-Basil Ice Cream

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


    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...


    Bacon Corn Pancakes

    1 review

    Pancakes are always tops in my book. But stir in bacon and corn, and they become the best breakfast-for-dinner option....


    Pepperoni Focaccia Bread

    This focaccia bread recipe is perfect to serve with a pasta dinner, either as an appetizer or sliced for sandwiches....

    Green Chile Brunch Bake

    3 reviews

    It's easy to make this ahead in a 13x9 inch pan. It's filling, perfect for a crowd, and helps busy...


    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...


    Peppermint Patty Cream Pie

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


    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...


    Sparkling Oranges

    3 reviews

    We were living in Texas when I found the recipe for this simple yet elegant salad. I was thrilled— we...

    Angel Food Cake

    13 reviews

    This angel food cake has a completely different texture than the ones made from a mix. My family enjoys it...


    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...


    Shepherd’s Inn Breakfast Pie

    6 reviews

    Running a bed-and-breakfast keeps us busy. Once in a while I get creative and try to improve on an already...


    Southwestern Eggs Benedict with Avocado Sauce

    I frequently make this spicy spinoff of classic eggs Benedict for my husband, who loves breakfast. I like the heat...


    Baked Two-Cheese & Bacon Grits

    6 reviews

    In the South, everyone loves three things: bacon, cheese and grits! After playing around with this recipe, I took it...

    Cinnamon Roll Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

    2 reviews

    Cheesecake, coffee cake and cinnamon rolls—all rolled into one! —Deanna Smith, Meridian, Idaho


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    Party Potatoes Au Gratin

    5 reviews

    Hearty helpings of these cheesy spuds will please hungry folks in a hurry. The rich, creamy sauce makes this recipe...


    Maple Bacon French Toast Casserole

    3 reviews

    This is my go-to Sunday breakfast. It's easy to put together and put in the fridge Saturday night then bake...


    Gingerbread Caramels

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


    Orange-Glazed Pork Loin

    15 reviews

    This is one of the best pork recipes I've ever tried. My family looks forward to this roast for dinner,...


    White Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

    32 reviews

    This recipe has evolved over the past eight years. After I added the thyme, ham and sour cream, my husband...


    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...


    Cherry-Coconut Chocolate Torte

    This torte reminds me of two favorite treats: chocolate covered cherries and old-fashioned Cherry Mash candy bars. —Dian Hicks Carlson,...

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    Cranberry Cashew Fudge

    What berries say “Christmas” more than cranberries? I add those little ruby-red gems to a simple nut fudge recipe, giving...


    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...


    Makeover Real-Man Quiche

    5 reviews

    This quiche is one of my husband's favorites, probably because it has bacon. Sometimes I add sliced fresh white or...


    Pistachio Gorgonzola Cheesecake

    More than anything, I love having friends over for drinks & appetizers. My savory cheesecake always makes a grand impression!...


    Mushroom and Bacon Cheesecake

    2 reviews

    My clan loves anything with cream cheese, so I knew this savory cheesecake appetizer would go down as an all-time...