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    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 the crown! —Milissa Kirkpatrick, Angel Fire, New Mexico

    Slow-Cooker Spumoni Cake

    I created this spumoni cake for a holiday potluck one year. It has become my most requested dessert. If you...


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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...

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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...


    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,...

    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...


    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...


    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...


    Mom’s Citrus Buttermilk Cake

    5 reviews

    Everyone raves over this lovely lemon cake. It's divine with fresh raspberries and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. —Joan...

    Moist Applesauce Fruitcake

    5 reviews

    The recipe for this flavorful cake has been handed down in my husbands' family for four generations.


    Layered Citrus Cake

    I slightly simplified my mother-in-law's orange cake recipe to come up with this tall, beautiful version. Orange juice and lemon...


    Lemon Curd Cookies

    1 review

    I've made these cookies for years. I like to give them out to family and friends. —Carole Vogel, Allison Park,...


    Pear Crumble Pie

    4 reviews

    I couldn't really imagine a pear pie until I bit into this succulent dessert. The sweet crumb topping is wonderful...


    Pineapple Cheese Pie

    3 reviews

    I cut this recipe out of a magazine over 40 years ago when I was a new cook and wanted...

    Peach Kuchen

    16 reviews

    "KUCHEN IS a filling dessert for this German meal. It's not too sweet, and you can use virtually any of...


    Easy Nutella Cheesecake

    2 reviews

    Creamy chocolate-hazelnut spread tops a crust made of crushed Oreo cookies to make this irresistible baked cheesecake.—Nick Iverson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


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    Hot Fudge Cake

    47 reviews

    Here's a wonderful way to top off a great meal—a rich chocolaty cake that's not overly sweet. Mom served it...


    Raspberry-Almond Jelly Roll

    2 reviews

    With a whipped cream, almond and raspberry filling, the lovely swirled slices taste as good as they look. —Gloria Warczak,...


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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...


    Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Cake

    9 reviews

    “I made this cake for our Cub Scout cake auction and almost didn’t take it because it looked so good,”...


    Favorite Coconut Cake

    8 reviews

    When I need an impressive dessert for a special occasion, this is the recipe I turn to. My guests are...


    Lime & Gin Coconut Macaroons

    14 reviews

    I took these lime and coconut macaroons to our annual cookie exchange, where we name a queen. I won the...

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    Mimosa Butter Cookies

    4 reviews

    You can add many different flavors to butter cookies to make them your own. Try an alternate type of citrus...


    Bananas ‘n’ Cream Tube Pan Cake

    23 reviews

    This absolutely scrumptious banana Bundt cake needs no icing...just a dusting of confectioners' sugar. Even though the recipe has been...


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    Grandma’s Chocolate Meringue Pie

    32 reviews

    My grandmother served this old fashioned chocolate pie recipe after Sunday dinner each week, usually with an apology it was...


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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...


    Applesauce Drop Doughnuts

    10 reviews

    "I made these tasty cake doughnuts often when our children were growing up," says Frances Poste of Wall, South Dakota....


    Lime & Coconut Cream Pie

    2 reviews

    My custard pie features two tropical flavors I love. Plus, it’s a breeze to make. I throw most of the...