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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 to the cooled pineapple shortcake jars and serve. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

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...


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...


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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,...


Giant Buckeye Cookie

12 reviews

I’m from Ohio, and we love our buckeye candy! Buckeyes are a delicious combination of peanut butter and chocolate, which...

Cinnamon Roll Macarons

1 review

These macarons are a winter/fall staple for me—inspired by the classic cinnamon roll, they are a delicious treat for a...


Almond Raspberry Stars

4 reviews

The first Christmas that I baked these, I ended up quickly making a second batch! The whole family enjoyed them....


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...


Popcorn Cookies

12 reviews

It's so much fun to surprise people with the crushed popcorn in these yummy cookies. They're definitely a distinctive cookie...

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,...


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...


Crisp Peanut Butter Cookies

32 reviews

"The old-fashioned taste of these crisp, peanut buttery cookies is irresistible," reports Jessie MacLeod of St. Stephen, New Brunswick. "And...


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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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...

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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Berry-Cream Cookie Snaps

5 reviews

My mom and I made up this recipe by combining two others. These cute cookies are crispy on the outside...


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...


Grapefruit Yogurt Cake

1 review

We eat grapefruit for breakfast and in winter fruit salads—why not for dessert? Here's a sweet-tart cake that's easy, delicious...


Berries in Champagne Jelly

My sister gave me this recipe a few years back when I was looking for an elegant fruit dish to...


Frosted Oatmeal Cookies

A woman in my small Iowa hometown sold these cookies. When my grandmother asked her for the recipe, the woman...


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...

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