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    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 colada. Make sure you use underripe bananas, as their firm texture works best in this recipe. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

    Indian Rice and Carrot Pudding

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


    Homemade Gelt

    Giving chocolate coins to children, and sometimes to teachers, is a long-standing Hanukkah tradition. This homemade version of gelt uses...


    Peppermint Milkshakes

    Rich ice cream and refreshing peppermint make this peppermint milkshake recipe a special treat, especially during the holidays. For a...


    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...

    London Fog Ice Cream

    2 reviews

    I took one of my favorite coffee shop beverages and turned it into this elegant London fog ice cream. For...


    Apricot Mud Hen Cake Bars

    10 reviews

    These mud hen bars have been in my family for generations. My maternal grandmother gave this recipe to my mother,...

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    Bread Pudding Pie

    4 reviews

    This unique dessert is a bread pudding-pie combo. It was created by my paternal grandmother's family. They had a farm...


    Peanut Butter Cookie In A Mug

    2 reviews

    This peanut butter cookie in a mug is perfect for when you have a sweet tooth but don't want to...


    No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

    1 review

    I have to be super careful when cooking for my daughter because of food sensitivities, so I make these no-bake...


    Skillet Stout Brownies

    These stout brownies are so rich and fudgy. I love how quickly they come together. They're perfect for a busy...

    Giant Buckeye Cookie

    12 reviews

    I’m from Ohio, and we love our buckeye candy! Buckeyes are a delicious combination of peanut butter and chocolate, which...


    Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

    After making some delicious dessert bars, I was determined to turn the recipe into a chocolate peppermint cheesecake. This festive...


    Bacon-Peanut Butter Cornbread Muffins

    7 reviews

    My family just can't get enough bacon and peanut butter, so I created these quick and easy cornbread muffins using...


    Cinnamon Twirl Cookies

    9 reviews

    These rolled cookies are tasty and fun to make with your family. The sugary mixture of walnuts and cinnamon is...


    Olive Oil Cake

    3 reviews

    A good olive oil cake isn't overly sweet, so it can just as easily be a breakfast treat or an...

    Hot Chocolate Cookies

    6 reviews

    Using hot chocolate mix and marshmallow bits in the cookie dough really makes these cookies taste like hot cocoa. —Lisa...


    Double Chocolate Espresso Pound Cake

    2 reviews

    Two of my biggest loves in life—chocolate and coffee—come together in this velvety pound cake. Grate some extra chocolate on...


    Peppermint Chocolate Almond Crisps

    1 review

    Peppermint, chocolate, lemon and almonds give these cookies a delightful holiday flavor. My husband's office staff love these cookies, and...


    Creamy Coconut Peppermint Pie

    Garnished with toasted coconut and more peppermint candy, this creamy dessert welcomes the holidays! Look for premade shortbread crusts in...


    Pumpkin Sage Beurre Noisette Cookies

    1 review

    In a world of pumpkin spice flavor, these fluffy cookies are my top choice. The infusion of fresh sage gives...


    Slow-Cooker Cherry Pear Buckle

    1 review

    I added pears to my cherry cobbler recipe to create this delightful slow-cooked buckle. You could also add fresh summer...


    Pumpkin Pie Kit

    When my husband, Randy, was deployed in Afghanistan, I sent him the ingredients to make this easy pumpkin pie recipe....


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    Maple-Apple Clafouti

    5 reviews

    This fruit pudding could not be easier to make! A traditional comfort food in France, it is often made with...

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    Almond-Pecan Date Truffles

    2 reviews

    My daughter and I came across a date candy recipe when she was learning about ancient Egypt. We changed some...


    Chocolate-Avocado Mousse

    6 reviews

    I have rheumatoid arthritis and I follow a special diet to help manage the symptoms. This pudding is simple to...


    Chocolate Lebkuchen Cherry Balls

    1 review

    Here's my twist on the traditional German holiday lebkuchen—with a surprise inside. Maraschino cherries add a sweet and unexpected punch...


    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...


    Sea Salt Mint White Mocha Cookies

    1 review

    This recipe came from my mom's Grandma Alice, who taught her how to bake. Grandma Alice always had a fresh...


    Carrot Spice Thumbprint Cookies

    6 reviews

    Carrot cake is a family favorite, and these delicious cookies taste just like it with shredded carrots, dried cranberries, toasted...