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Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

"My mom sent me this recipe. We love it, and so does company I serve it to. I inherited my love of cooking from my mother. She's a former home economics teacher. When we were growing up, each of us five kids had a night a week when we planned and prepared supper for the rest of the family. Our home is 'way out in the sticks', 15 miles from town and 5 miles from the nearest neighbor. My husband and I have a son, 20, and a daughter, 17." —Kea Fisher, Bridger, Montana

Cinnamon Roll Cherry Cobbler

"Red Hots and canned cherries flavour this memorable dessert from my childhood. I hadn’t had it in years, so when...


Fresh Cherry Pie

"If you're looking to learn how to make a cherry pie, this recipe is the place to start. This ruby-red...


Cream-Filled Cupcakes

"These moist chocolate cupcakes have a fun filling and shiny chocolate frosting that make them different from any other. They...


Dad’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

"My dad, Art Winter, would tuck some of these cookies in the care packages he and my mom sent to...

Aloha Cupcakes

"A friend asked me to make a coconut and pineapple cupcake for a gathering she was hosting. Everyone agreed that...


Coconut Key Lime Thumbprints

"This is the cookie recipe I created for the Las Vegas World Food Championships 2013. It's similar to a shortbread...

Hawaiian Dream Cookies

"These cookies are lovely as they are, but I'll sometimes use a light-coloured sanding sugar for the top: First, lightly...


Carrot Cake with Pecan Frosting

"My husband constantly requests this homey, old-fashioned version of carrot cake. The frosting is still tasty even without the pecans."...


Contest-Winning Rhubarb Meringue Pie

"My husband’s grandmother was an excellent cook, but she didn’t always share her secrets. Luckily, we have her rhubarb pie...


Grandma’s Onion Squares

"My grandma brought this recipe with her when she emigrated from Italy as a young wife and mother. It is...

Devil’s Food Whoopie Pies

"These mini cookie cakes were one of my favourite treats while I was growing up in Pennsylvania. We called them...


Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

"I created this recipe based on our family's love of chocolate-dipped ice cream cones. Red heart-shaped sprinkles make them fun...


Chicken Potpie Soup

"My grandmother hand-wrote a cookbook; she created this amazing pie crust, and I added the delicious soup for it." —Karen...


Fried Sweet Potato Pies

"With my dad being a farmer who grew them, sweet potatoes have graced our table for as long as I...


Grandma’s Star Cookies

"My husband's grandma would only make these butter cutouts with a star cookie cutter. I use various shapes for celebrations...

Grandma Krause’s Coconut Cookies

'When my two daughters were young, their great-grandma made them coconut cookies with oats. Thankfully, she shared the recipe." —Debra...


Great-Grandma’s Oatmeal Cookies

"Not only is this recipe a favourite of my husband's, it's extra special to me because it goes back to...


Cookie Jar Gingersnaps

"My grandma kept two cookie jars in her pantry. One of the jars, which I now have, always had these...


Grandma Brubaker’s Orange Cookies

"At least two generations of my family have enjoyed the recipe for these delicate orange-flavored cookies." —Sheri DeBolt, Huntington, Indiana


Frozen Chocolate Monkey Treats

"Everyone needs a fun, friendly way for kids to play with food. These rich bites are nutty and yummy. Just...


Lemon Whirligigs with Raspberries

"Golden whirligigs with a tart lemon flavour float on a ruby raspberry sauce in this delectable dessert. I love serving...


Strawberry Buttermilk Skillet Shortcake

"This scratch-made strawberry buttermilk cake is a family favourite. My grandma even carries out our family tradition by making this...


Raspberry Patch Crumb Bars

"To give these fresh, fruity bars even more crunch, add a sprinkling of nuts to the yummy crumb topping. Everyone...

Rustic Orange-Rhubarb Tart

"This rustic rhubarb and orange tart is the perfect light dessert. We love it with fresh rhubarb in the spring,...


Icebox Rolls

"I remember my mom making these rolls almost every Saturday so they'd be ready to bake on Sunday for company...


Fluffy Biscuits

"If you're looking for a flaky basic biscuit, this recipe is the best. These golden brown rolls bake up tall,...


Cinnamon Sugar Crackle Cookies

These scrumptious treats will always be a part of your Christmas cookie platter!


Drizzled Gingerbread Biscotti

Warning: these treats will become an instant obsession at your home.


Peppermint Biscotti

Dipped in melted chocolate and rolled in crushed peppermint candy, this flavourful biscotti is a surefire hit!