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    Apple Caramel Cheesecake Bars

    71 reviews

    The streusel topping that comes with this recipe for apple cream cheese bars is absolutely irresistible. If you can’t resist...


    Pumpkin Cranberry Bread Pudding

    8 reviews

    Savor your favorite fall flavors with this scrumptious bread pudding, served warm with a sweet vanilla sauce. Yum! —Judith Bucciarelli,...


    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...


    Ginger Apple-Pear Crisp

    Enjoy autumn aromas—apples, cinnamon and spices—in this delicious recipe. It's even better with a scoop of vanilla or pumpkin ice...


    Cheddar Dog Treats

    4 reviews

    Any pampered pup will be lucky to fetch these goodies for Christmas. The yummy strips are made with real cheese,...


    Greek Honey Nut Pie

    24 reviews

    I love Greek pastry, so I thought, "Why not use phyllo, honey and nuts to make a pie? Then you...


    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...


    Homemade Snow Globes

    4 reviews

    You'll be snowed under with offers from kids wanting to help you put together these cute snow globes. Just make...

    Banana Streusel Pie

    2 reviews

    I obtained this recipe from my mom, who is a great cook. It's been in the family for years. We...


    Pretzel Polar Bears

    Stick these cool cuties in a mug of hot chocolate or show them off on a holiday cookie tray. Covered...


    Raisin Applesauce Cake

    7 reviews

    This cake is one of my grandfather's favorites. And it seems like he always knows when you're making it—he must...


    Contest-Winning Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

    1 review

    I love the sweet-salty flavor of this pretty layered dessert. Sliced strawberries and gelatin top a smooth cream cheese filling...


    Lara’s Tender Gingersnaps

    71 reviews

    Soft gingersnaps embody the tastes and smells of the Christmas season, but they are perfect for any fall or winter...


    Makeover Dirt Dessert

    17 reviews

    This lightened-up dessert from the original sent in by Kristi Linton of Bay City, Michigan makes an amazing after-dinner treat....


    Almond Sugar Cookies

    20 reviews

    It's a tradition in our house to start baking Christmas cookies early in the season so we can try some...


    Applesauce Oat Cake

    3 reviews

    The spicy aroma of this cake brings back childhood memories of my mother's kitchen. This small cake is just right...

    Baked Apple Surprise

    1 review

    This sweet-savory recipe is a favorite. Use Brie instead of blue cheese if you like things creamier. My tip? Bake...


    Mini Sweet Potato Pies

    My 2-year-old son, Levi, helped me create this delicious recipe one day and it was the first day he told...


    Lavender Cookies

    13 reviews

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


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    Peanut Caramel Brownie Bites

    8 reviews

    With their multiple decadent layers, these brownies are my family's absolute favorite. —Ella Agans, Birch Tree, Missouri


    Carrot-Cranberry Spice Cake

    2 reviews

    I love carrot cake and those made with cranberries. Using leftover cranberry sauce, I add carrots to make one marvelous...

    French Toast Spirals

    3 reviews

    These little spiral cookies taste just like French toast. They're not too sweet, and they're pretty enough for a Christmas...


    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...


    Chocolate Chip Quesadilla

    1 review

    Irene Rundell of Haskell, Oklahoma likes to keep dessert sweet and simple with this yummy finale. “Chocolate Chip Quesadilla is...


    Contest-Winning Moist Chocolate Cake

    69 reviews

    You don't have to spend a lot of time to serve an elegant and delicious dessert. Just mix up the...


    Chocolate Chip Dutch Baby

    4 reviews

    I modified a friend's traditional Dutch baby recipe to come up with this version, which my family thinks is terrific....


    Pressure Cooker Apple Comfort

    1 review

    When the temperature drops and winter rolls in, it's the perfect time for this warm and satisfying dessert. —Awynne Thurstenson,...