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    Apple-Walnut Bread Pudding

    Bread pudding is one of those desserts that you basically can throw anything into. It's the kitchen sink of desserts....


    Huckleberry Bear Claws

    Beware: Bear claws may lead to bear hugs! My family can't get enough of these quick, easy pastries made from...


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    Peppermint Schnapps Hot Cocoa Snowflakes

    Mint and chocolate are perfect partners in these cutout cookies! —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor


    Turkey Cake

    Create a simple centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dessert table. This turkey cake comes together fast with the help of a...

    Pumpkin Brownies

    Chocolate and pumpkin pair up to make a family-favorite fall dessert. These pumpkin brownies are fantastic for parties and picnics....


    Banana Pudding Cake

    I love to make cakes, and my family loves banana pudding. One day while brainstorming in the kitchen, I came...

    Orange Sweet Rolls

    This orange sweet rolls recipe is so dependable—I make it a lot during the holidays because it’s quick and delicious....


    Cranberry Apple Sheet Pie

    My husband loves pie, so I made one with apples, raspberries and cranberries. This apple cranberry slab pie is so...


    Egg Yolk Cookies

    These simple egg yolk cookies truly melt in your mouth. They're thin cookies, just like the ones my grandma used...


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    Gooey Butter Cake

    A friend gave me a quick version of this gooey butter cake recipe using a cake mix, but I prefer...

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    Sunny Citrus Cheesecake

    This beautiful layered cheesecake takes a bit longer to make, but the end result is so worth it! Citrus seems...


    Cake Mix Brownies

    These cake mix brownies are a mashup of two of my favorite desserts. A woman I worked with gave me...


    Homemade Confetti Cake

    This is a moist and fluffy vanilla cake with lots of sprinkles and a whipped vanilla buttercream. It's almost impossible...


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    Strawberry Buttermilk Skillet Shortcake

    This scratch-made strawberry buttermilk cake is a family favorite. The recipe is over 100 years old, and I remember my...


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    Cast-Iron Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

    I love this cast-iron banana bread because it cooks evenly every time. The end result is so moist and delicious!...

    This $10 Product Is the Secret to Level Layer Cakes

    Learn why cake strips are a must-have in our Test Kitchen for perfectly even layers of cake—perfect for stacking for...


    Skillet Cinnamon Rolls

    I love using cast iron to get a nice crust on these skillet cinnamon rolls! The pan also makes an...


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    Chocolate Babka

    I love this chocolate babka. It's a rewarding recipe for taking the next step in your bread baking. Even if...


    Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes

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    My granddaughter Sydney has acquired a love of baking. While I was visiting her in Tampa, we made these light,...


    Meringue-Topped Pecan Custard Pie

    I only use this recipe on special occasions. It's an amazing variation on the pecan pie everyone knows—the filling is...


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    Yogurt-Ricotta Cheesecake

    I have always liked Italian ricotta cheesecakes, but they have too much sugar for me. I made a light version,...


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    Pecan Pie Cobbler

    I couldn't find a recipe, so I took it upon myself to devise this amazing dessert that combines the ease...


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    Apple Pie Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream

    These apple pie cupcakes are always a hit! They are so easy to make and the flavor just screams fall....


    Vermont Maple Cookies

    I created this recipe after tasting maple cookies with a maple glaze at a bakery in Stowe, Vermont, some years...

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    Butter Pound Cake

    Whether garnished with fresh berries and sprigs of rosemary or just served plain, this rich cake is fabulous. It bakes...


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    Mississippi Mud Pie

    This southern favorite is one my family can never get enough of and there are never any leftovers. My grandmother,...


    Unicorn Cake

    This magical unicorn cake tastes as good as it looks. Baking in smaller pans creates impressive height, and a few...


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    Baked Cranberry Pudding

    This is an old-fashioned pudding that's a cranberry lover's delight. Serve warm topped with whipped cream for an elegant look,...


    Sweet Potato Coconut Pie with Marshmallow Meringue

    My grandmother's sweet potato casserole contains coconut and marshmallows. I thought it would be even better as a pie. —Simone...


    Raisin Custard Pie VSA

    A comforting, old-fashioned dessert, this custard pie is one of my mom's best. The fluffy meringue makes it look so...