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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 a change of flavor. —Laurie Herr, Westford, Vermont

Cherry Cordial Cake Balls

2 reviews

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


Coconut Creme Chocolates

4 reviews

I'm a proud wife, mom of three and grandma of many. I've cooked many things over the years, including these...


Mini Sausage Quiches

29 reviews

These bite-sized quiches are loaded with sausage and cheese—and all nestled into easy crescent roll dough. Serve the cute muffinettes...


Brie Phyllo Cups

9 reviews

Mini phyllo shells from the freezer section hurry along these elegant cups. They look fancy and taste delicious but are...

Mini Mixed Salads in Crispy Wontons

It's a salad and an appetizer all rolled into one bite-sized offering! Serve these snacks for your next get-together or...


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...

Chocolate Basket

You'll give a few fun new twists to “sweets for my sweet” when you weave this good-enough-to-eat basket. It’s made...


Elegant Holiday Ham Glaze

For a sweet and tasty glaze to add to your Easter ham, try this tasty glaze. The citrus makes it...


Vanilla Bean Cake with White Chocolate Ganache

17 reviews

For a distinctive dessert with unforgettable flavor, I recommend this cake. Feel free to substitute your favorite jam and lend...


Red Velvet Crepe Cakes

14 reviews

It's well worth the time to make this beautiful and delicious cake. Each moist layer is separated by a rich...

White Chocolate Fluffy Cake

5 reviews

A former co-worker shared the recipe for this decadent cake. I fell in love with it. Forget the calorie count...


Pretty Stuffed Spring Peas

4 reviews

These stuffed peas are the perfect way to welcome spring and sail right through summer. I serve them on a...


Chocolate-Orange Cream Puffs

1 review

Here's a triple treat for chocolate lovers: chocolate cream puffs with a rich, velvety chocolate-orange filling that's topped with a...


Vanilla Coffee Creamer

Flavored coffee creamer drives my husband nuts. Even so, I still make this classic vanilla one all the time. It’s...


Contest-Winning Holiday Glazed Ham

8 reviews

I like to serve this juicy, mouthwatering Thanksgiving ham with mashed potatoes and colorful vegetables. The apricot glaze is delicious,...

Potato Salad Bites

6 reviews

—Stephanie Sheridan, Plainfield, Vermont


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...


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...


Glazed Easter Ham

3 reviews

Baked ham is an Easter tradition at our house. The glaze features my dried homegrown basil. My husband absolutely loves...


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...


Peachy Orange Sauce for Ham

My mother and father made enough of this sauce to serve 250 people at my wedding! Shortly after, my dad...