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Fried Sweet Potato Pies

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


Caramel-Apple Skillet Buckle

"My grandma made a version of this for me when I was a little girl—and fresh apples from a tree...


Apple Pandowdy

"This apple pandowdy, which comes from a very old cookbook, is tangy and delicious." —Doreen Lindquist, Thompson, Manitoba


Berry-Cream Cookie Snaps

"My mom and I made up this recipe by combining two others. These cute cookies are crispy on the outside...


Mom’s Buttermilk Cookies

"I treasure my mother’s recipe for these comforting cookie pillows. The tender treats are topped with thick frosting and a...


Crisp Sugar Cookies

"My grandmother always had sugar cookies in her pantry, and we grandchildren would empty that big jar quickly because they...


Semisweet Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

"Chocolate and vanilla provide a delightful contrast in their flavour and appearance." —Nancy Arevalo, Brookfield, Wisconsin


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...


Cream Wafers

"My sons used to help me make these cookies, and now my oldest granddaughter helps. When the smaller grandchildren are...


Chocolate Chip and Cookie Butter Thumbprints

"I wanted to make a more festive version of chocolate chip cookies for the holidays. Since my mom's thumbprints are...


Baki’s Old-World Cookies

"My uncles have always called these 'cupcake cookies' because of the unique and pretty way they're baked. My maternal grandmother...


Classic Candy Cane Butter Cookies

"To make cookies that look like candy canes, we colour half the dough in classic red and twist away. They're...


Cardamom Spritz

"As far back as I remember, I have loved cardamom. My grandmother often added the spice to her baked goods....


Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake

"You’ll fall in love with this sweet treat. Each silky slice is topped with juicy raspberries. Yes, you can have...


Berries with Vanilla Custard

"What a simple, delectable way to enjoy fresh raspberries. For a change, also try the custard with strawberries or peaches."...

Marinated Oranges

"This flavourful fruit was actually the topping in a cake recipe. But I didn't want all the calories or fat...


Chunky Banana Cream Freeze

"Everyone loves ice cream, but we all know it doesn't make a great after-school snack. Until this! With its sweet...


Berry White Ice Pops

"Nothing says summer like an ice pop. Kids and adults alike love this fruit-filled version." —Sharon Guinta, Stamford, Connecticut


Pineapple Upside-Down Muffin Cakes

"A friend submitted this recipe to a cookbook our school district was compiling. The first time I made them, the...


Makeover Fruit Pizza

"There’s nothing better than a guilt-free dessert, especially when it’s topped with refreshing and colourful fruit. We skimmed the calories...

Rhubarb Custard Bars

"Once I tried these rich, gooey bars, I just had to have the recipe so I could make them for...


Strawberry-Lime Bars

"Our family loves fresh strawberries so I look for different ways to use them. This tempting, yummy dessert has sweet...


Pineapple Coconut Tassies

"These cookies may sound and look fancy, but they're rather easy to make. Their simplicity makes them an ideal choice...


No-Churn Blueberry Graham Cracker Ice Cream

"This sweet and creamy no-churn ice cream features a fresh blueberry jam swirl and graham cracker pieces. You can use...


Strawberry-Rhubarb Flip Cake

"My friend Dave always brought two strawberry rhubarb cakes to work to celebrate his birthday. He’d use up rhubarb growing...


Summer Dessert Pizza

"My family enjoys this dessert pizza recipe anytime of the year, but it's especially refreshing during the hot months. You...