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    Cranberry Apple Sheet Pie

    My husband loves pie, so I made one with apples, raspberries and cranberries. This apple cranberry slab pie is so good, I bend the rules and let the grandkids have it for breakfast. —Brenda Smith, Curran, Michigan

    Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake

    I have been making this delicious gingerbread cake for years and it's won several blue ribbons. Serve it with whipped...


    Armagnac Chocolate Almond Tart

    I am a pecan pie lover...this is my twist on pecan pie. I use almonds instead of pecans and golden...


    Pecan Banana Bundt Cake

    1 review

    My daughter, Liz, often made this banana bundt cake for us. It was delicious and different. She discovered five-spice powder...


    Egg Yolk Cookies

    These simple egg yolk cookies truly melt in your mouth. They're thin cookies, just like my Grandma used to make....

    Grandma’s Oatmeal Bars

    While I was growing up, I enjoyed my grandma's oatmeal bars every Christmas. This recipe reminds me of her and...


    Lingonberry-Cardamom Cake

    Our family is Scandinavian, and we love using almonds, cardamom and lingonberries in desserts, as in this cardamom cake. If...

    Sweet Potato Chocolate Mousse

    I love that this sweet potato chocolate mousse is rich and decadent yet is made with simple, healthy, plant-based ingredients!...


    Chocolate Pecan Piecaken

    2 reviews

    Why fight over whether cake or pie is better when you can combine the two to make this Chocolate Pecan...


    Indian Rice and Carrot Pudding

    This Indian carrot pudding recipe is rich in flavor and very easy to prepare. —Daljeet Singh, Coral Springs, Florida


    Apple Cake with Homemade Buttermilk Sauce

    This apple cake with buttermilk sauce recipe is super easy. Top with spiced apples, drizzle with the warm sauce and...

    Slow-Cooker Pina Colada Bananas Foster

    I took bananas Foster one step further and combined it with the flavors of my favorite tropical drink: a pina...


    Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cheesecake

    This Kentucky bourbon pecan cheesecake will wow your guests and your taste buds. Serve in spring during the Kentucky Derby...


    Grandma’s Apple Cake

    My grandma's apple cake recipe is perfect for fall gatherings. With lightly spiced apples and a sweet glaze, each slice...


    Fudgy Chocolate-Almond Slow-Cooker Brownies

    When my oven broke before a potluck, I had to think of another way to make the brownies I had...


    Festive Meringue Cookies

    Try these meringue cookies without cream of tartar! These festive treats sparkle not only during the holidays but for other...

    Rose Water Rice Pudding

    Rose water rice pudding is a popular Middle Eastern treat. Pomegranate seeds and chopped pistachios add a simple yet elegant...


    Layered Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

    This yellow cake will become your go-to recipe for birthdays, but the tender cake with flavorful chocolate buttercream is truly...


    Mama’s Buttermilk Coconut Pie

    3 reviews

    My mama showed me how to make this pie about 40 years ago, just as her mama showed her how...


    Orchard Pear Pie

    I made this pie using Bartlett pears fresh from the orchard. It's a lovely dessert to include in your holiday...


    Sourdough Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    5 reviews

    My husband's family has been passing down sourdough recipes for over 100 years. They brought them from Europe and added...


    Pineapple RumChata Shortcakes

    1 review

    This deliciously different dessert is made in the slow cooker instead of in the oven. When done, add final touches...


    Orange Cranberry Cookie Bars

    1 review

    These cranberry cookie bars combine two beloved holiday flavors and top a delicious soft crust with cream cheese icing. We...


    Honey Cran-Raspberry Pie

    This cranberry raspberry pie is my son Michael's recipe. It was passed down to him when he got married in...

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    Red Velvet Pound Cake

    1 review

    This delicious red velvet pound cake is the perfect combination of flavors. Make sure the cake has cooled before icing...


    Air-Fryer Apple Fritters

    7 reviews

    An air fryer makes these easy apple fritters healthier than old-fashioned fritters, yet they are still just as delicious. They're...


    Air-Fryer Honey Cinnamon Roll-ups

    This cinnamon treat reminds me of baklava; but with only a few easy ingredients, it's a fraction of the work....


    Slow-Cooker Spumoni Cake

    I created this spumoni cake for a holiday potluck one year. It has become my most requested dessert. If you...


    Slow-Cooker Berry Compote

    This berry compote is an old recipe my grandma made when I was younger. She always added extra blueberries to...


    Dutch Oven Apple Cobbler

    1 review

    This homey Dutch oven apple cobbler is always a big hit with my family. We like to serve it with...