North America

From Canada to the U.S. to Mexico, we have new and traditional North American recipes from regions across the entire continent.

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    Benne Seed Wafers

    Crisp, chewy, nutty and caramelized benne wafers (aka sesame seed cookies) are perfect for your holiday or Kwanzaa celebrations. For a more traditional type of cookie, leave them plain. If you feel like dressing them up, drizzle them with melted chocolate. Both ways are equally delicious. —April Wright, Whisk It Real Gud

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    20 Authentic Mexican Desserts

    Celebrate every day with these authentic Mexican desserts, including Mexican wedding cookies, fried ice cream, tres leches cake and more.


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    40 Midwestern Thanksgiving Desserts

    From cozy apple crisp to fresh pumpkin pie, we can't get enough of these Thanksgiving desserts hailing from America's heartland.


    30 Traditional Southern Thanksgiving Desserts (+ New Favorites)

    Complete your holiday spread with some traditional Southern desserts like pecan and sweet potato pies as well as new favorites...


    Homemade Boston Cream Pie

    This elegant-looking Boston cream pie is so easy to prepare. Our dinner guests always seem to enjoy it. —Jane Uphoff,...

    Mama’s Buttermilk Coconut Pie

    My mama showed me how to make this pie about 40 years ago, just as her mama showed her how...


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    Mexican Tea Cookies

    Mexican tea cookies are a holiday favorite in our family. I updated the recipe by frosting them with a buttercream...

    Sweet Cherry Upside-Down Cake

    This cherry upside-down cake is a summer staple in our house, and it's always welcomed at neighborhood and family barbecues....


    Slow-Cooker Berry Compote

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


    Dr Pepper Sheet Cake

    When we visited the Dr Pepper museum in Dublin, Texas, I bought a Dr Pepper cake mix. It was so...


    Lavender and Lemon Biscochitos

    Biscochitos are the state cookie for our home state of New Mexico. They are traditionally made with anise seeds, but...

    Chocolate Chess Pie

    This is one of my mother's go-to recipes. It's a yummy spin on classic chocolate chess pie. — Ann Dickens,...


    Cinnamon Twirl Cookies

    These rolled cookies are tasty and fun to make with your family. The sugary mixture of walnuts and cinnamon is...


    Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

    A healthy hint of cinnamon gives this chocolate cake an extra step up over the expected sheet cake. Its sweet...


    Pressure-Cooker Pumpkin Flans

    This silky, smooth dessert captures the essence and elegance of fall. I came up with the recipe myself, aiming to...


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    Lemon Blueberry Whoopie Pies

    These whoopie pies are soft, cakey cookies studded with tart, juicy blueberries and filled with tangy cream cheese frosting. I...

    Blackberry Daiquiri Sherbet

    The summer I decided to try making sherbet, which is one of my favorites, blackberries were in season in my...


    How to Make Mexican Wedding Cookies

    Mexican wedding cookies are a treat fit for any special occasion, not just weddings. Here's how to make the perfect...


    No-Fry Fried Ice Cream

    This ice cream has a crispy cinnamon coating just like the fried ice cream served at Mexican restaurants, but minus...


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    Maple-Apple Clafouti

    This fruit pudding could not be easier to make! A traditional comfort food in France, it is often made with...


    Cheesy Cajun Cornbread Biscotti

    This cookie is our best seller at our Christmas cookie bazaar. Everyone requests this tasty biscotti every year. It's simple...


    Mexican Chocolate Oat Cookies

    Colleen Delawder of Herndon, Virginia takes oatmeal cookies to a new level with Mexican chocolate. We added spicy chocolate cinnamon...


    Buckeye Pie

    Everyone that eats this pie raves about it! You can cover the whole top with ganache, but leaving part of...


    Peach, Green Chile and Cheddar Pie

    After tasting a fantastic green chile apple pie in a local restaurant, I knew I would have to try it...

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    Mayan Chocolate Biscotti

    Those who enjoy Mexican hot chocolate will love every bite of subtle sweetness and heat in this perked-up biscotti. —Chris...


    Molded Margaritas

    With refreshing lime flavor and a festive look, these cool margaritas are perfect for parties. To make a no-alcohol version,...


    Sweet Potato Praline Pie

    "I wanted to create a recipe that was similar to pumpkin pie, but had a new twist. The macadamia nuts...


    Faux Profiteroles with Warm Caramel Sauce

    Croissants are a super quick stand-in for cream puffs in this luscious treat. The from-scratch caramel sauce couldn’t be easier...


    Chipotle Peach Pie

    This daring recipe takes peach pie to a new level. You might be surprised at the combination of ingredients, but...


    Banana Rum Sundaes for Two

    You can serve this mouthwatering dessert any time because it takes just minutes to make. The warm, sweet fruit and...