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Bacon Monkey Bread

My daughters made this ring when they were in 4-H, and we've enjoyed the recipe for many years. Handy refrigerated biscuits get a holiday spin combined with other tasty, colorful ingredients.

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Holiday Fruitcake

This is my own fruitcake recipe, and it's a family favorite. The mixture of fruits and nuts helps make it...


Orange Sponge Cake

This was the cake that my dad used to request for his birthday every year. For a wedding present 2...


Mint Angel Cake

One sight of this lovely cake will have guests saving room for dessert! For an easy garnish, sprinkle with crushed...


Gingerbread with Fig-Walnut Sauce

I experimented with aniseed this past holiday season and fell in love with the licorice flavor. It really enhances the...

German Butter Pound Cake

Cardamom and lemon peel mix with almond and vanilla flavors to add zip to a classic butter pound cake. —...


Spiced Apple Cake with Caramel Icing

Easy to prepare and popular with my friends and family, this apple cake is one of my all-time favorite autumn...