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Farm Apple Pan Pie

"You'll find this pie's very convenient for taking to a covered-dish supper, picnic or any event where crowds gather. But be prepared—people always ask for the recipe!" —Dolores Skrout, Summerhill, Pennsylvania

Deep-Dish Apple Pie

"This recipe is a winner! The crust is so flaky and the filling is sure to please everyone." —Salem Cross...


Pumpkin Spice Cutouts

"Through all the years I've been baking, I’ve never come across a pumpkin cookie recipe that you can actually cut...


Chocolate-Covered Cherry Thumbprints

"When I dig out my best cookie recipes, I'm reminded of baking with my children when they were little. These...


Caramel Tassies

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

Ginger S’mores

"I’ve spent a few years perfecting this recipe to get the cookie soft and full of flavor and to balance...


Pecan Pie Cookies

"My family loves pecans. In fact, we have pecan pie at Thanksgiving and these pecan cookies at Christmas." —Julie McQuiston,...

Cinnamon Crackle Cookies

"This recipe is the compilation of many years of baking. I make these cookies for a holiday bazaar and year-round...


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...


Cornish Pasties

"My Great-Aunt Gladys was from a small mining town in England where pasties were popular. I loved to watch her...


Apple Peanut Butter Cookies

"These apple peanut butter cookies are great for fall gatherings. They're crisp on the outside and soft inside." —Marjorie Benson,...

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

"My mom sent me this recipe. We love it, and so does company I serve it to. I inherited my...


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...