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Pressure-Cooker Chicken and Bacon White Chili

"I made a twist on my favourite white chicken chili and used my pressure cooker, which made it very quick and easy. I like to serve it with avocado, cilantro and onions." —Teri Lee Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan

Hot Spinach Spread with Pita Chips

"Warm and cheesy, this spread is absolutely scrumptious served on toasted pita wedges. Its colourful appearance makes a stunning addition...


Gingersnap-Pumpkin Dessert

I've never quite gotten the hang of making a good pie crust. So I came up with this recipe, featuring...


Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

"I make these flavourful pumpkin cupcakes each Halloween, but they're wonderful year-round." —Amber Butzer, Gladstone, Oregon


Spiced Pumpkin-Swirl Cheesecake

"I have to give my husband credit for this cheesecake. He found a recipe like it and asked if I...

Peppermint Patty Sandwich Cookies

"At my annual holiday party, these cookies are a big hit with everyone, especially when I mix festive food colouring...


Coconut Chocolate Slices

"These crispy cookies with a chewy coconut centre travel really well. When my son was in the Army, I often...

Caramel Tassies

"These buttery, smooth caramel tassies make a nice addition to a dessert tray. These are one of my family's favourites."...


Layered Peanut Butter Brownies

"The combination of chocolate and peanut butter makes these layered brownies a real crowd pleaser. They're so good that they...


Cherry Cream Cheese Tarts

"It's hard to believe that just five ingredients and a few minutes of preparation can result in these delicate and...


Crunchy Peanut Butter Tarts

"For a fun, fuss-free dessert, try these darling tarts. They’re a satisfying, rich family favourite." —Mary Kelley, Wilmington, North Carolina

Upside-Down Pumpkin Pecan Tarts

"These flaky phyllo treats with a rich pumpkin filling are a fantastic twist on pumpkin pie and can be prepared...


Miniature Almond Tarts

"My family requests these adorable little tarts each Christmas. I always enjoy making them since the almond paste in the...


Maple Pecan Tarts

"I absolutely love pecans. I combine them with maple and vanilla to create the ultimate tart, made even richer with...


Lemon Cheesecake Tarts

"To make these cute tarts more quickly, add the filling to store-bought phyllo tart shells." —Sarah Gilbert, Beaverton, Oregon


Ginger Creme Sandwich Cookies

"With a lemony filling, these spiced cookies go over big because they have old-fashioned, comfort-food appeal. Your party guests will...

Cinnamon Roll Macarons

"These macarons are a fall and winter staple for me. Inspired by the classic cinnamon roll, they are a delicious...


Apple Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

"I am a healthy eater most of the time, but this apple spice cake is worth the splurge! Every year,...


Zucchini Walnut Cake

"What gardener doesn't have extra zucchini? When it's abundant, I shred and freeze plenty so I have it on hand...


Club Roll-Ups

Packed with meat, cheese and olives, these roll-ups are always a hit at parties.


Dilly Chicken Sandwiches

"A creamy lemon-dill spread adds summery flavour to tender chicken served between slices of grilled French bread with slices of...


Grilled Pineapple with Lime Dip

Serve this dish as an appetizer or a dessert—the choice is yours! If desired, the pineapple spears can be rolled...


Herb & Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

"Tired of the same old ground beef recipes? This quick-fix burger alternative, with its creamy cheese filling, will wake up...


Cherry Cheese Blintzes

"These elegant blintzes can be served as an attractive dessert or a brunch entree. The bright cherry sauce gives them...

Quick Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

"These cookies freeze well, so it's easy to keep some on hand for last-minute munching. In summer, I often make...


Carrot Cake

"My family's best carrot cake recipe dates back to my great-grandmother! We bake up a few of these carrot cakes...


Tart & Tangy Lemon Tart

"Our family adores lemon desserts. I often make this cheery tart for brunch. For extra-special events, I bake it in...


Creamy Egg Salad

"I love the versatility of egg salad, especially with this recipe. You can serve it on a nest of mixed...


Strawberry Cheesecake

"The creamy texture and lovely look of this strawberry cheesecake always get compliments." —L.C. Herschap, Luling, Texas


Five-Cheese Spinach & Artichoke Dip

"Whenever I go to an event, I'm always asked to bring this hot dip. Five types of cheese make it...