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Contest-Winning Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake

"This is my favourite blueberry cheesecake recipe, which I often make for family get-togethers." —Cathy Medley, Clyde, Ohio

Lemon Dream Cheesecake

"Light and creamy, this lemon cheesecake recipe is just the thing for a spring or summer day." —Bonnie Jost, Manitowoc,...


Tangy Rhubarb Fool

"I came up with this recipe because I love mousse, and because it’s an easy way to enjoy rhubarb in...


Mango Almond Icebox Cake

"This recipe was inspired by my friend who asked me to make a mango cake. It's easy to prepare, refreshing,...


Luscious Almond Cheesecake

"I received this recipe along with a set of springform pans from a cousin at my wedding shower 11 years...

Apricot Almond Torte

"This pretty cake takes a bit of time, so I like to make the layers ahead of time and assemble...


Rainbow Sherbet Angel Food Cake

"Talk about a dessert that pops. Sometimes, I make this easy cake even more eye-catching by colouring the whipped cream,...


Elegant Orange Blossom Cheesecake

"The aroma of orange zest hints at how heavenly this delicate cheesecake tastes. Gingersnap cookie crumbs make a distinctive crust,...


Lemony Limoncello Tiramisu

"This limoncello tiramisu is a delightful citrus twist on a classic Italian dessert. It's always a favourite at holiday meals...


Banana Crumb Pudding

"Friends and family ask me to make my thick and creamy banana pudding for all occasions. They can't get enough...


Pineapple Breeze Torte

"This lovely torte features ladyfingers, a creamy filling and a crushed pineapple topping. It's a special treat for my large...


Frozen Key Lime Delight

"In the middle of summer, nothing hits the spot quite like this sublime Key lime dessert. Cold, creamy and tart,...


Panna Cotta with Papaya Coulis

"Panna cotta is an Italian dessert that means 'cooked cream.' My friend and I developed a tropical version that’s rich,...

Lime Angel Food Cake

"For my husband's family reunion, I took a store-bought angel food cake and turned it into this special dessert with...


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...


Sunny Citrus Cheesecake

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


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."...


Banana Bread Pudding

"When I visited my grandmother in summer, I always looked forward to the comforting banana bread pudding she'd make. With...


Cinnamon Coffee Cake

"I love the excellent texture of this easy coffee cake recipe. Always a crowd-pleaser, its pleasing vanilla flavour enriched by...


Blueberry Crunch Breakfast Bake

"Blueberries in season make this a very special breakfast, but I find that frozen berries can work just as well....

Lemon Ricotta Cake

"This recipe is a family gem that was passed down from my grandmother and mother. Garnished with shaved lemon zest,...


Marshmallow Easter Eggs

"I've been making this wonderful Easter candy for years. These eggs are a big hit with everyone who loves marshmallows."...


Brownie Batter Dip

"I’m all about the sweeter side of dips, and this brownie-batter variety fits in with my life’s philosophy: Chocolate makes...


Super Chunky Cookies

"Chocolate lovers will go crazy over these cookies that feature loads of chocolate! When friends ask me to make "those...


Shortcut Tres Leches Cake

"My mom's favourite cake is tres leches, a butter cake soaked in three kinds of milk. I developed a no-fuss...


Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

"Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this easy dessert—or breakfast! The icing tastes good and makes a...