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Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Chocolaty Frosting

"I begged my aunt for this recipe when I was 16 years old, and it's still my very favourite. The silly monster eyes give these devilish cupcakes some Halloween fun! They are always on my husband's short list for special desserts." —Dawn Koestner, St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Truffle-Filled Cupcakes

"All creatures of All Hallows' Eve are sure to delight in this treat with its unexpected surprise. You can use...


Pumpkin Bread Pudding Cupcakes

"Every fall when I was young, my mom made bread pudding cupcakes. Today I keep up her tradition with my...


Creamy Apple Crumb Pie

"I revised this classic apple pie recipe from a church cookbook. I knew it was a keeper when my mother-in-law...


Berry-Apple-Rhubarb Pie

"I make this family favourite every year for a gathering at my sister's, where the recipe is known as 'Uncle...

Golden Apple Pie

"Pies are the dessert I like best to prepare. This one's the favourite for family get-togethers, and it has been...


Gingersnap-Pumpkin Dessert

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

Spiced Pumpkin Warm-Up

"Make this drink your own! You can add coffee or even alcohol if you want an extra kick. I’ve also...


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...


Coconut Chocolate Slices

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

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...


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...


Easy Morning Waffles

Making your own fluffy waffles from scratch takes no time at all, and the touch of cinnamon in these beats...


Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins

"Whenever I make these muffins, I freeze several. As I'm leaving for work in the morning, I pull one out...


Fluffy Banana Pancakes

"I love to make pancakes for my family on Saturday mornings. Since we often have ripe bananas, I decided to...

Baked French Toast

"Any day is special when Mom makes one of her French toast recipes, like this do-ahead baked version." —Jill Baughman,...


Chocolate Cream Pie

"Our teenage son, John, has done lots of 4-H baking. His favourite is this old-fashioned chocolate cream pie recipe with...


Kentucky Pecan Pie

"This rich, dense Kentucky pecan pie recipe is perfect for your next party. It features a delicious dark chocolate filling...


Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

"Caress every taste bud with this smooth, old-fashioned pie. Topped with a dollop of fluffy whipped cream, it will have...


Hazelnut Pecan Pie

"With a blend of chocolate, pecans and hazelnuts, this pie is top-level tasty. But because so it’s easy to make,...


Classic Sweet Potato Pie

"This simple but special deep-dish pie provides a down-home finish to hearty autumn meals. Pecans and pumpkin pie spices make...


Salted Brown Sugar and Rye Chocolate Chip Cookies

"These bakery-style cookies are a delicious twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie! The combination of rye flour, chocolate 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...


Pumpkin Pie Tartlets with Maple Pecan Crust

"After discovering I had multiple food sensitivities, I began developing holiday recipes that would be safe for me, but enjoyable...


Maple Pecan Tarts

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


Berry Tartlets

"Bring spring flavours together in these delectable miniature tarts. Raspberries and blueberries both work well with the whipped cream and...


Lemon Cheesecake Tarts

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


Deluxe Chocolate Marshmallow Bars

"I've been asked to share this marshmallow chocolate bar recipe more than any other in my collection. It's a longtime...