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Rose Water Rice Pudding

Rose water rice pudding is a popular Middle Eastern treat. Pomegranate seeds and chopped pistachios add a simple yet elegant touch to this floral Lebanese specialty. —Michael & Mathil Chebat, Layla's Lebanese Restaurant, Lake Ridge, Virginia

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...


No-Bake Apple Pie

8 reviews

We always have an abundance of apples in the fall, so I like to make this easy pie. My husband...


Frosted Butter Rum Brickle Bites

4 reviews

The rum, real butter and toffee bits made these cookies my husband’s new favorite. If you’d like them less sweet,...


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Candied Pecans

14 reviews

I pack these easy candied pecans in jars tied with pretty ribbon for family and friends. My granddaughter gave some...

Peppermint Swirl Fudge

14 reviews

Indulge in candy-shop flavor with these rich swirled squares. For Christmasy color, I add crushed peppermint candies and red food...


No-Bake Chocolate Oat Cookies

4 reviews

This is my son's all-time favorite cookie. He will share just about anything, but these are an exception...he gobbles them...

Double Chocolate Walnut Fudge

4 reviews

Anyone who's fond of chocolate will like this smooth, nutty fudge twice as much. I enjoy making several batches when...


Toffee Crunch Grahams

6 reviews

Only four ingredients make up these toffee bars loaded with crunchy almonds. "My sister gave me the recipe years ago,...


Peppermint Stick Dessert

2 reviews

With every spoonful of this cool, creamy concoction, my family goes back in time to when our Grandma Dagmar made...


Canadian Cranberry Trifle

Rich pound cake, hand-whipped custard and tart cranberries give you so much to celebrate. In the summer, I make this...

Old Fashioned Coffee Pudding

2 reviews

This pudding was handed down from my husband's great-grandmother. To give an idea of how old this recipe is, it...


Banana Custard Pudding

1 review

This banana custard pudding is easy to stir up anytime. —Hazel Fritchie, Palestine, Illinois


Swedish Christmas Rice Pudding

4 reviews

Rice pudding is an old-fashioned dessert that is comforting and delicious. The creamy treat has a mild vanilla flavor.—Karla Larson,...


Chocolate Pudding Mix

3 reviews

By keeping a batch of this mix on hand, I can easily make pudding just for myself. Plus, it's relatively...


Kahlua Fudge

16 reviews

This five-ingredient recipe makes serving up treats easy and scrumptious. —Laura Hanks, Harleysville, Pennsylvania

Easy Chocolate Pudding

11 reviews

HERE'S a recipe that satisfies a sweet tooth without any fuss. This wonderful pudding can be served plain or topped...


Speedy Rice Pudding

4 reviews

This delicious pudding has a rich, old-fashioned flavor, but it's quick to make especially for my great-grandchildren.—Ann Vershowske, West Allis,...


Easy Peanut Butter Balls

3 reviews

"These simple saucepan cookies are a snap to make," assures Marg Mitro of Grafton, Ontario. "In fact, I can whip...


Hard Maple Candy

2 reviews

During the war, the women at my grandmother's church would donate sugar rations throughout the year so they'd have enough...


Clear Toy Candy

Clear toy candy is best made when the weather is cold, as any humidity in the air may cloud the...


Light & Creamy Chocolate Pudding

2 reviews

This pudding is exactly what its name promises—light and creamy. Because it uses soy milk, it’s a smart choice if...


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...


Hard Candy

5 reviews

Every evening for a week in December, my husband and I mix up several batches of this soothing candy. When...

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Glossy Chocolate Frosting

27 reviews

The original recipe for this thick chocolate frosting was my grandmother's. I lightened it up, but it still has all...


Jellied Champagne Dessert

14 reviews

This refreshing dessert looks just like a glass of bubbling champagne.—Vickie McLaughlin, Kingsport, Tennessee


No-Bake Cookie Butter Blossoms

4 reviews

Chewy and sweet, these easy treats mix Rice Krispies, cookie spread and chocolate kisses in an unforgettable spin on an...


Peach Crepes

4 reviews

My mother-in-law passed this recipe on to me. The special ingredient, almond extract, gives it a distinctive, delicious flavor.


Creamy Caramel Frosting

1 review

I love this creamy caramel frosting, which is an ideal compliment for spice cupcakes. The recipe originated with my grandmother.—Virginia...


Apple Dumplings with Sauce

25 reviews

This warm and comforting apple dumplings recipe is incredible by itself or served with ice cream. You can decorate each...