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    Gluten-Free Brownie Bars

    1 review

    I can't eat dairy or gluten, but these gluten-free brownie bars are a satisfying substitute. The brownies will still seem soft when you pull them from the oven. They are done when the edges look very lightly browned. —Linda Speranza, Buckeye, Arizona

    Martin’s Rhubarb Strudel

    1 review

    Although I have always loved strudel, apple strudel was the only kind I ate for many years. But when my...


    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...


    Baked Acorn Squash with Blueberry-Walnut Filling

    1 review

    I absolutely love squash—and I've filled it with so many variations of savory stuffing over the years. But my favorite...


    Cranberry and Walnut Pie

    This recipe was used for years by the ladies of the former First Baptist Church of Warrens who baked hundreds...

    Walnut Apple Dessert

    15 reviews

    The neighbor who shared this recipe with me predicted that I'd serve it often, just as she has for more...


    Basic Black Walnut Pie

    1 review

    Black walnuts are abundant here in the Ozarks. My aunt gave me this walnut pie and I think it's one...

    Double-Drizzled Biscotti

    1 review

    Semisweet and white chocolate drizzles give these biscotti a pretty look. The baking time is shorter than for some biscotti,...


    Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Apples

    Brussels sprouts are one of our favorite vegetables, especially when roasted together with tart apples, such as Granny Smith. Topped...


    Spiced Apple Cake with Caramel Icing

    1 review

    Easy to prepare and popular with my friends and family, this apple cake is one of my all-time favorite autumn...


    Wonton Walnut Ravioli

    6 reviews

    Roasted butternut squash has a sweet, nutty flavor similar to pumpkin but is much easier to prepare. If time is...

    Maple-Caramel Walnut Pie

    Here’s a wonderful variation on the nut pies traditionally made during the holiday season. The homemade caramel flavored with maple...


    Carrot Cake Doughnuts

    2 reviews

    For an easy doughnut recipe which everyone will love, I make these doughnuts. I love carrot cake so I wanted...


    Blue-Ribbon Apple Pie

    3 reviews

    This pie is special to me because I won a blue ribbon for it at the local fair and was...


    Chocolate-Apricot Coffee Cake

    My big sister shared this sensational coffee cake recipe with me. The unique combination of flavors in the center swirl...


    Honey Caramels

    1 review

    I love whipping up a batch of homemade honey-sweetened caramels for my family and friends. Sometimes I replace the walnuts...

    Maple-Nut Cheesecake

    To vary this delicious cheesecake, add cherries to the top, or swirl raspberry jam throughout before it’s baked. —Wendy Paffenroth,...


    Walnut Cranberry Applesauce

    I made this homemade applesauce the first time I made Thanksgiving dinner for my family. Everyone loved the addition of...


    Apple Walnut Pie

    5 reviews

    My family is fond of any treat featuring apples, but this pie is the one they like best. Unlike some...


    Honey-Nut Apples

    1 review

    When apples are ripe for the picking, you're bound to get many requests for this tempting treat. It's a fun,...


    Walnut Tart

    2 reviews

    Meet the Cook: The first time my husband tried this, he said there ought to be a law against anything...


    Mother’s Walnut Cake

    9 reviews

    Even though Mother baked this tall, beautiful cake often when I was growing up, it was a real treat every...


    Molded Cranberry Nut Salad

    2 reviews

    We try lots of cranberry recipes, and this one is always requested when we have family get-togethers at Thanksgiving and...


    Apple Walnut Muffins

    2 reviews

    “A friend in New York gave me the recipe for these delightful muffins,” Margaret McNeil notes from Germantown, Tennessee. “They...

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    Cranberry Chocolate Walnut Pie

    1 review

    For a showstopping holiday pie, I mix cranberries, chocolate and walnuts. A little touch of rum makes it even happier....


    Fruit & Nut Andouille Stuffing

    This special stuffing recipe has been a Thanksgiving tradition with our family for many years. It reminds us of home,...


    Ginger-Pear Upside-Down Pie

    1 review

    I think pears deserve to have a starring role in pies more often. To showcase that mellow fruit, I came...


    Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding

    3 reviews

    This rich dessert is not pudding in the American sense of the word. The moist, spiced cake is loaded with...


    Cranberry-Walnut White Fudge for a Crowd

    After discovering this nutty white fudge in a church cookbook, I modified the recipe a bit to make it my...


    Sweet & Savory Mini Apple Cheesecakes

    Be prepared for a delightful surprise—the blue cheese in this dessert adds a touch of savory flavor that complements the...