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Learn how to put your favorite gear to work. We’ve got tips on how to make the most of your pressue cooker, Dutch oven, cast-iron skillet, air fryer and much more.

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    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...


    Coconut, Lime and Pistachio Cookies

    6 reviews

    Perfect for freezing, these cookies look like Christmas but taste like summer. —Barbara Crusan, Pass Christian, Mississippi


    Sea Salt Mint White Mocha Cookies

    1 review

    This recipe came from my mom's Grandma Alice, who taught her how to bake. Grandma Alice always had a fresh...


    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...


    Sticky Cinnamon-Sugar Monkey Bread

    9 reviews

    You can do all the prep work for this monkey bread the night before. I prepare the dough pieces and...


    Curry-Kissed Coconut Fudge

    If you love Thai flavors and love fudge, you'll adore this creamy coconut fudge sprinkled with a hint of sweet...


    Ugly Sweater Cookies

    Perhaps the most amazing thing about Ugly Sweater Cookies is how cute they are. Try these classic gingerbreads on for...


    Chai-Spiced Bread Pudding

    1 review

    Nothing says the holidays to me more than the warming spices of chai. This bread pudding incorporates those flavors to...

    Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

    We were snowed in one Christmas and couldn't get to the store to buy cookies for Santa. My daughter and...


    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...


    Maple Syrup Pie

    Folks in New Hampshire apparently appreciate maple syrup almost as much as we do in Vermont. When my husband and...


    Air-Fryer Peppermint Lava Cakes

    3 reviews

    It never ceases to amaze to see warm chocolate pudding ooze out of the center of this tender chocolate cake....


    Ginger S’mores

    I’ve spent a few years now perfecting this recipe to get a soft, flavorful cookie while balancing the marshmallow and...


    Cranberry and Walnut Pie

    This recipe was used for years by the ladies of the former First Baptist Church of Warrens who baked hundreds...


    Slow-Cooker Rice Porridge

    1 review

    We Italians have a soft spot for our rice dishes. Whether it's risotto or rice pudding, it's all good. This...


    Cranberry-Almond Cornmeal Cake

    This warm, comforting slow cooker dessert is guaranteed to ward off the wintertime blues. Top with a scoop of simple...

    Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Cake

    1 review

    Think slow cooker as a cake-maker for some seriously yummy dessert that is easy enough for Sunday brunch and tasty...


    Ginger-Glazed Lemon Bundt

    1 review

    Tangy ginger, tart lemon and puckery cranberries make this melt-in-your-mouth cake as crisp—and gorgeous—as autumn. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


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    Reindeer Cake

    Whether you turn this cake into a reindeer or decorate it with your own creative vision, it’s a three-layer stunner...


    Santa Claus Cookies

    13 reviews

    Store-bought peanut butter sandwich cookies become jolly Santas with white chocolate, colored sugar, mini chips and red-hot candies. —Mary Kaufenberg,...


    Cherry Cheesecake

    26 reviews

    When I worked full-time and needed a quick dessert to take to a potluck or a friend's home, this pie...

    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...


    Banana Nut Brownies

    11 reviews

    This recipe comes from my Grandma Schlientz. Anytime there are ripe bananas around our house, it's banana brownie time! People...


    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,...


    Carrot Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

    9 reviews

    This is a delicious cake-it's so moist! It's great for taking to picnics in summertime, since it travels well. It...


    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....


    Moist Applesauce Fruitcake

    5 reviews

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