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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

    Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cheesecake

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


    Festive Meringue Cookies

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


    Peppermint Milkshakes

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


    Keto Snowball Cookies

    1 review

    If you're on the ketogenic diet or just looking to lower carbs, making keto snowball cookies from scratch...

    Christmas M&M’s Cookies

    2 reviews

    These M&M Christmas cookies make any cookie platter feel festive. Swap in pastel M&M's for Easter and orange and brown...


    Spiced Pomegranate-Pear Cake

    1 review

    This special-occasion pomegranate cake is a delicious combination of tender cake, tart fruit and rich buttercream. It is also beautiful...

    Sourdough Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    4 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...


    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...


    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...


    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

    6 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....


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    Slow-Cooker Berry Compote

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

    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...


    Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

    7 reviews

    These chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies bring back fond memories of my mom. They were her favorite, and she always...


    Apple Gingerbread Skillet Cake

    1 review

    This gingerbread recipe came from my grandmother, and we always ate it with warm applesauce. I adapted it into a...


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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...


    Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

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


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    Santa’s Elf Cookies

    These rosy-cheeked elf cookies will make a showstopping addition to your holiday cookie tray. Or set them atop cupcakes for...


    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...


    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...

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    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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    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...