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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 is comforting. —Zainab Storms, A Classic Twist

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,...


Sticky Cinnamon-Sugar Monkey Bread

9 reviews

You can do all the prep work for this monkey bread the night before. I prepare the dough pieces and...


Curry-Kissed Coconut Fudge

If you love Thai flavors and love fudge, you'll adore this creamy coconut fudge sprinkled with a hint of sweet...


Fruit Cocktail Cake

3 reviews

This is my son's favorite cake, and when he asks for it for his special birthday cake, he usually gets...

Carrot Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

9 reviews

This is a delicious cake-it's so moist! It's great for taking to picnics in summertime, since it travels well. It...


Easy Mexican Brownies

4 reviews

I was hosting a fun Mexican-themed cocktail party and needed a quick dessert. Dressing up an ordinary boxed brownie mix...

Toffee Turtle Squares

8 reviews

Here's an easy way to make turtle candies for a big group. These bars are very rich, so a little...


Lazy Daisy Cake

15 reviews

We couldn't wait until Mom sliced this old-fashioned cake with its caramel-like frosting, loaded with chewy coconut. Even after one...


Contest-Winning Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce

5 reviews

I asked my mother-in-law for this recipe once I learned it's my husband's favorite. Now I bake it whenever he...


Sweet Potato Dessert Squares

5 reviews

I prepare sweet potatoes every week for my family, mostly as a side dish. But I've found this vegetable also...

Spiced Rum and Pear Cake

1 review

The flavors in this cake really make it stand out as a special-occasion dessert. With raisins, fresh sweet pear chunks,...


Homemade Apple Dumplings with Caramel Sauce

4 reviews

When our apples become ripe, it's not unusual for me to make as many as 30 of these fruity dumplings!...


Pumpkin Eggnog Rolls

5 reviews

I needed to use up some eggnog, so I swapped it for milk in my sweet roll
recipe. Even...


Holiday White Chocolate Fudge

14 reviews

When December arrives, friends and family eagerly await my creamy white fudge. It's a little something different from the traditional...


Snowballs Cake

1 review

I couldn't pry this family secret recipe from my sister-in-law, but her mother did...and I was thrilled! The old-fashioned flavor...

Apple Cream Cake

6 reviews

"This is the first dessert Mom would make when apples were ready to pick," writes Antoinette Kilhoffer from Ridgeway, Pennsylvania....


Date Bar Dessert

3 reviews

MY MOTHER copied this recipe from a Quaker Oats box in the 1950s, and it remains one of our favorite...


White Chocolate Cereal Bars

4 reviews

A friend shared with me this fresh take on traditional crispy treats. My husband loves them, and I feel so...


Cinnamon Nut Bars

8 reviews

Classic bar meets good-for-you ingredients in this updated recipe. If you have the patience, after the bars are cool, store...


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Peanut Caramel Brownie Bites

8 reviews

With their multiple decadent layers, these brownies are my family's absolute favorite. —Ella Agans, Birch Tree, Missouri


Not Your Mama’s Seven-Layer Bars

The addition of dulce de leche makes this a decadent new take on traditional seven-layer bars. You can cut this...


Cranberry Eggnog Cheesecake Bars

4 reviews

My family loves everything cheesecake. These bars combine tart cranberries and rich cream cheese, and taste even better when chilled...


Behr Track Cookie Bars

1 review

The holidays are the perfect time to indulge in these ooey-gooey, salty-sweet peanut butter bars. A lot of people comment...

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Apple Caramel Cheesecake Bars

71 reviews

The streusel topping that comes with this recipe for apple cream cheese bars is absolutely irresistible. If you can’t resist...


Tart Cranberry Cake

17 reviews

You can't beat this recipe to showcase true fall flavor. The ruby cranberries stay bright and beautiful, and their tartness...


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake

2 reviews

I first started making this cake when my husband was stationed with the military in California. Now, 20 years later,...


Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

8 reviews

My secret to these rich no-bake bites? Pretzels in the crust. They add a salty crunch to the classic peanut...


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Best Ever Bread Pudding

8 reviews

The secret to incredible bread pudding with a soft middle and crisp edges starts with leftover dinner rolls. I picked...


Eggnog Fudge

5 reviews

I experimented with many recipes featuring eggnog before coming up with this winning combination. —Richell Welch, Buffalo, Texas