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Chocolate Pecan Piecaken

Why fight over whether cake or pie is better when you can combine the two to make this Chocolate Pecan Piecaken recipe? —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

Festive Meringue Cookies

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


Jewish Chocolate Chip Mandel Bread

1 review

This traditional Jewish mandel bread recipe has been passed down in my family for four generations. It tastes wonderful with...


Hanukkah Cookies

Cream cheese adds richness to these Hanukkah cookies. Decorate them with royal icing or your favorite buttercream frosting and toppings....


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...

Rich Chocolate Frosting

18 reviews

My husband, Doug, loved his chocolate groom's cake that was topped with this smooth, rich chocolate frosting and accented with...


Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

25 reviews

These fun treats put a sweet, fluffy filling between two chewy oatmeal cookies. The old-fashioned flavor is deliciously homey—always perfect...

Contest-Winning Eggnog Cake

16 reviews

This wonderful cake is full of eggnog flavor. I especially like to serve it around the holidays.—Debra Frappolli, Wayne, New...


Pumpkin Mousse

20 reviews

If you've had your fill of pumpkin pie, this cool and creamy pumpkin mousse is perfect for you. Its light...


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Springtime Beignets & Berries

1 review

I've always loved beignets, but never thought I could make them myself. Turns out they're easy! Sometimes I'll even make...


Quick and Easy Tiramisu

11 reviews

No one can resist this classic cool and creamy dessert. It's quick to prepare but can be made ahead for...

Chambord Cream

1 review

I love serving this for holiday get-togethers because it's festive, easy to make and is a great way to incorporate...


Lavender Cookies

13 reviews

I am a wedding and event planner and one of my brides served these unusual cookies at her reception, so...