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Baked Apple Dumplings in a red baking dish.

Canned Biscuit Apple Dumplings?Canned biscuits or even crescent rolls can be used to make apple dumplings saving the time of making the dumpling pastry component of this tasty dessert. This is a page about making canned biscuit apple dumplings.


A piece of Cherry Trifle on a plate.

Cherry TrifleI don't know where I got this recipe, but it is so good, I want to share it. It calls for Angel food cake and since I have to have it gluten free, I make my own cake. The link to the recipe is below.


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Apple and Peanut TatinApples and leftover peanut butter. It is easy. No measuring; no mess.


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St Patrick's Day Glazed Lime BarsWhen St Paddy's Day is over you can, of course, still make the lime bars or you can easily switch out the limes for lemons and have lemon bars instead. ;-)


A plate of lime bars.

Lime Bar RecipesSour lime is paired with sweet sugar for a delicious citrus bar. These are perfect for dessert or as an after school snack. Perfect way to use up excess limes.


Chocolate covered kumquats.

Chocolate Covered KumquatsDark chocolate is extremely healthy but not as appetizing as a sweeter or milk chocolate. So I've been melting mine and rolling kumquats, berries or even apple slices in it then freezing them for treats that satisfy my cravings while being healthy too. Easy and fast!



Caramel Apple Crisps on plate

Caramel Apple CrispsEnjoy the flavour of caramel apples? These rose-shaped dessert cups are full of caramel and apple, and only have a handful ingredients in them. They're so easy to put together and they won't weigh you down. You don't need special tools or techniques to make these super pretty rose-like goodies; I even used my toaster oven!


A fruit and cream trifle in a clear bowl.

Fruit and Cream TrifleI love making trifles for any occasions. You can make them anyway you really want to. This one I made is all fruit and cream and vanilla wafers. It is delightful for the summertime!


A trifle dessert with whipped cream, fruit and angel food cake.

Angel Dessert RecipesThese light and airy desserts are generally made with custard or whipped cream, layered with fruit and angel food cake pieces. These trifle like recipes are beautiful in a clear glass dish and make a perfect dessert for a special event.


A pan of Caramel Apple Sweet Rolls

Caramel Apple Sweet RollsThis was a recipe printed on a Christmas napkin that I thought would be good to try out. It was a good way to use up some frozen apple slices that I had in my freezer.


A footed glass bowl of orange pineapple fluff.

Orange Pineapple FluffThis is an old recipe that we have enjoyed for years. It is so simple and easy to make, it takes just a few minutes to put together and get it into the refrigerator to chill. It can be served as a salad or dessert.


The half peach served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Baked Peach HalvesIn our area, peaches are out of season, however, you can still buy them in the grocery store. They are hard and not good for putting in a paper sack to ripen. I don't know where they are coming from but they will soon be gone. I was not planning to buy any more. My daughter brought some home from the grocery store. I decided to try baking them and they came out so good, we had them 3 nights in a row. Next time I go to the grocery store, I will be buying peaches if they still have them.


A bowl of vegan strawberry mousse.

Vegan Strawberry MousseThis sweet strawberry mousse is made without any milk products. Tofu is added to make it creamy, perfect as a dessert or even a summer snack.


rum banana bites

Rum Banana BitesHere is a delicious way to use over ripe bananas. These rum banana bites also incorporate the deliciousness of peanut butter. Try this original recipe soon.


Apple Oatmeal pan cooling on wire rack

Making Apple Oatmeal BarsThese cinnamon apple oatmeal bars are easy to make as well as delicious. Make some soon using the recipe found on this page.


Tropical Fruit Dessert in bowl

Tropical Fruit Dessert RecipeThe crackers add a crunch to this creamy, tropical dessert. Made with fresh fruit and fruit cocktail for a cool treat.


cut bananas on wafers in container

Banana Pudding Wafer SurpriseThis kid friendly dessert is easy to put together with just a few ingredients. This is a page about making banana pudding wafer surprise.


Luscious Raspberry Whipped Cream in cup

Raspberry Whipped CreamCreate this luscious, fruity dessert cream with your food processor. This is a page about raspberry whipped cream.


Cherry Crumble.

Cherry Crumb RecipeFruit crumb desserts are not only delicious, but easy to make. This page contains a recipe for making cherry crumb using pie filling, but you can substitute other fruit fillings.


A dessert pizza with rhubarb, peach and berries with a crispy crust.

Rhubarb-Peach-Berry Crisp PizzaLooking for a new desert, perfect for a barbecue or picnic? Try this fruit and rhubarb crisp style pizza. It is filled with fruit and covered with a crumble topping. This is a page about making rhubarb-peach-berry crisp pizza.


Strawberry Shortcake

Homemade Strawberry ShortcakeStrawberries, whipped cream and biscuits or cake are combined to make this classic summer treat. This page contains recipes for homemade strawberry shortcake.



Strawberry and cream dessert in a glass.

Strawberry Dessert RecipesStrawberries pair well with gelatin, cream cheese and whipped cream, to name a few ingredients that can be used to make a delicious creamy dessert. This page contains recipes for strawberry dessert.


Strawberry shortcake on a plate.

Strawberry Vanilla ShortcakesThe addition of vanilla pudding to a strawberry shortcake recipe can create an extraordinary dessert. This page is about strawberry vanilla shortcakes.


Apple Mango Dessert in bowl with berries

Apple Mango DessertThis dessert is great in autumn or whenever you have a surplus of otherwise uneatable apples. You cook the apples and then add other things to make it even more flavorful and healthy.


ambrosia with oranges in a bowl.

Orange Mallow CremeMarshmallows, cream cheese and orange combine to make this delicious dessert topping. This page is about making orange mallow creme.


Candied Apples

Making Candied ApplesCandied apples are a sweet treat that everyone will enjoy, especially in the autumn. Try making these delicious candied apples recipes this fall.


Healthy Apple Crisp on plate with whipped cream

Healthy Apple CrispThis is a version of an apple crisp I make where I swap out a lot of the usual thickening agents and sugars with a super ripe banana. The almonds cook down but still retain a bit of a crunch, which I find very comforting. I hope you try this!


Caramel Apple Slice Pops on tray

Caramel Apple Slice Pops RecipeCaramel apples are a wonderful autumn dessert that everyone loves. This caramel apple slice pops recipe makes a great fall treat.


One Pan Apple Charlotte

One Pan Apple CharlotteSweet caramelized apples and stale bread slices pop out of your oven, transformed into this delicious, decadent dessert. This page contains a recipe for one pan apple Charlotte.


Woman Holding Chocolate Fruit Tart

Fruit Tart RecipesThere are a myriad of fruits that can be used to make a delicious tart. This page has a great fruit tart recipe that you are sure to love.


Colorful homemade popsicles.

Refrigerator Pops RecipesMake cool, tasty frozen pops using yogurt and fresh fruit. This page contains refrigerator pops recipes.


A plate of banana fritters.

Banana Fritters RecipeBanana fritters can be made very easily and are a great treat your family will devour. This page contains banana fritters recipes.


pints of blackberries

Blackberry Dumplings RecipeBlackberry dumplings are a sweet treat anyone will enjoy. This page contains blackberry dumplings recipe.


Slice of Blackberry Buckle on a plate.

Blackberry Buckle RecipeThe surface of this traditional dessert, typically made with blueberries, buckles as the fruit sinks down into the batter as it bakes. This page contains a blackberry buckle recipe.


Creamy Fruta ready to serve

Creamy Fruta RecipeThis easy to make dessert treat is sure to be a hit with your kids. This page contains creamy fruta recipe.


Pineapple with cherries on top of pan.

Light and Fluffy Pineapple Dessert RecipePineapple can be a refreshing addition to a dessert recipe. This page contains light and fluffy pineapple dessert.



Banana Cream Pie in a Jar

Banana Cream Pie in a Jar RecipeThis is a page about banana cream pie in a jar. A cute way to single serve this American traditional pie is in glass jars.


finished parfait

Strawberry Shortcake Parfait RecipeThis page contains strawberry shortcake parfait recipe. A single serving shortcake can be made in a dessert bowl or even a mason jar.


Whole and sliced strawberries isolated on white.

Strawberry Chiffon Squares RecipeThis page contains strawberry chiffon squares recipe. A creamy, strawberry dessert to make for any special occasion.


Peach Crumble

Peach Crumble RecipeOne delicious peach dessert you may enjoy and is easy to make, peach crumble. This page contains peach crumble recipe.


Pinapple Delight Cake on a white plate.

Pineapple Delight RecipesThis sweet dessert contains vanilla wafers and pineapple. Make some tonight. This page contains pineapple delight recipes.


Making a Berry Slab Pie

Making a Berry Slab PieThis is a page about making a berry slab pie. This delicious sweet, fresh berry dessert is quick and easy to make.


Fresh Fruit Parfait Dessert

Fresh Fruit Parfait DessertThis is a page about fresh fruit parfait dessert. Make a delicious parfait using fresh seasonal fruit with your other favorite ingredients.


Two fresh fruit parfaits - lawyes or oranges strawberries and blueberries alternating with cream in a glass.

Fruit Parfait DessertsCreamy fruit laden parfaits make a refreshing dessert. This is a page about fruit parfait desserts.


A creamy fruit salad with oranges, cherries and pineapple.

Orange Cherry Salad RecipesThis page contains orange cherry salad recipes. Creamy fruit salads you will enjoy for special dessert times.


Raspberry Dessert

Raspberry Dessert RecipesThis is a page about raspberry dessert recipes. Raspberries whether fresh, frozen, or canned are delicious in many desserts.


Banana Dessert

Banana Dessert RecipesA healthy treat can be made with bananas. This page contains banana dessert recipes.


Lemon Squares on a plate with lemon slices.

Lemon Squares RecipesLemon squares are lemon bars in a different shape. The contrasting flavors of tart and sweet, creamy and crunchy make this a summertime favorite. This page contains recipes for Lemon Squares.


apple crisp

Apple Dessert RecipesThis page contains apple dessert recipes. There are many ways to use this fruit to create a sweet treat.


Blueberry Crisp

Blueberry Crisp RecipesThis page contains blueberry crisp recipes. Quick and easy to put together, a baked fruit dessert with a sweet, crunchy topping.


Cantaloupe Dessert

Cantaloupe Dessert RecipesThis page contains cantaloupe dessert recipes. Cantaloupe cake, sorbet, and more desserts start with this delicious melon.


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Banana Split Cake RecipesThis page contains banana split cake recipes. Enjoy the delicious flavor of a banana split in this favorite dessert that can be made in several different ways.


Strawberry Delight Recipes

Strawberry Delight RecipesEnjoy this yummy dessert for any occasion. This page contains strawberry delight recipes.


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Baked Melon Alaska RecipesThis page contains baked melon Alaska recipes. A delicious cold fruit dessert made with a marshmallow meringue.


Fruit Crumble Cake

Fruit Crumble RecipesFruit crumble is a delicious alternative to pie, with not crust to roll. This page contains fruit crumble recipes.


Photo of a strawberry and chocolate pizza.

Dessert Pizza RecipesA yummy party food can be made as a sweet pizza. This page contains dessert pizza recipes.


Apple Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream

Apple Crisp RecipesThis page contains apple crisp recipes. Make this easy, delicious dessert to serve warm or cold.


Fresh Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza RecipesMake a delicious, colorful fruit pizza using your favorites fruit for dessert tonight. This page contains fruit pizza recipes.


filled strawberry

Making Stuffed StrawberriesThis is a page about making stuffed strawberries. Fresh strawberries can be made into an elegant dessert by adding a luscious filling, such as chocolate or cheesecake.


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Peach Dumpling RecipesA delicious way to use up ripe peaches. This page contains peach dumpling recipes.


Close up of plate with egg rolls and whipped cream.

Baked Apple Egg Roll RecipesThese simple rolls make an excellent quick dessert for dipping. This page contains baked apple egg roll recipes.


Cherry Pocket Desserts

Cherry Dessert RecipesThis page contains cherry dessert recipes. Bright red cherries lend their sweet or tart flavor to many desserts.


Dessert Pineapple Panna Cotta

Dessert Recipes Using PineappleThis page contains dessert recipes using pineapple. Many kinds of special cakes, cookies, pies, and more can be created with pineapple.


Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Making Chocolate Covered StrawberriesChocolate covered strawberries are so delicious, you will want to make them often. This is a page about making chocolate covered strawberries.


Strawberry Shortcake on White Plate

Strawberry Shortcake RecipesThis page contains strawberry shortcake recipes. Strawberries are a favorite fresh fruit for use in desserts.


Baked apple.

Baked Apple RecipesBaked apples are a simple delectable dessert treat that everyone will love. They are usually stuffed with a sweet mixture of nuts, sugar and spices for the perfect fall treat.


Chocolate dipped banana.

Making Chocolate Covered BananasThis is a page about making chocolate covered bananas. Chocolate dipped fruit is a delicious indulgence that you can make at home.


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Fig DumplingsI had trimmed the crust to fit the pie tray, and had quite a lot of pastry left.


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Apricot DelightCombine nectar, sugar, and cornstarch; cook until shiny and thick. Cool, pour over cake chunks that have been place evenly in oblong cake pan (9x13 inch) till firm and cold.


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Apple GoodyMix first 6 ingredients together and place in 9x12 inch casserole. Combine and mix remaining ingredients; spread over apple mixture.


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Nutty ApplesQuick, easy, and delicious. Peel, slice, and core the apples. Place in baking dish. Hand chop or with a food chopper, chop the candy bars and sprinkle over the apples. Bake for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees F.


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Strawberry Angel Food DessertDissolve gelatin in hot water in bowl. Add frozen strawberries; stir until strawberries are thawed and mixture begins to set.


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Apple WashingtonTasty and very easy if canned apples are used. Mix all ingredients except apples; set aside. Place apples in ungreased square pan, 9x9x2 inches. Sprinkle sugar mixture over apples.


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Peachy Buttermilk ShakesPlace all of the ingredients in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses.


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Mock Boston Cream PieTastes wonderful and super easy.


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Rhubarb Dream This is so easy and good that for years I keep going back to it, even though I have tried many rhubarb recipes over the years.


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Cherries in the SnowCut up and drain oranges and pineapple. Make dressing in a medium saucepan; combine flour, sugar, salt, and half and half. Cook over medium heat until it boils, but do not scorch.


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Peachy KeenMix crust ingredients. Bake in 9x13 inch pan for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees F. Cool. Cream the cream cheese and sugar. Blend in Cool Whip and spread on cooled crust.


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Layered Fruit DessertIn medium glass serving bowl, layer fruits. Combine milk and yogurt; blend well. Add pudding mix; beat well.


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Chocolate And Cherry RingIn a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, combine eggs, oil and vanilla; add to flour mixture.


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Apple OlettaCream together sugar and margarine; beat in eggs and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients and add to sugar-margarine mixture. Add apples and nuts (It is very thick batter).


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Banana FluffCombines banana pudding, vanilla wafers and whipped cream into a wonderful tasty textural delight! Easy to make and very satisfying.


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Cranberry Apple DelightI grew up with this recipe, and to me it's just not Fall unless I cook this delicious dish. Oh, help me, I can eat a whole pan of it by myself.


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Apple SquaresSift flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon onto wax paper. Melt margarine in a medium saucepan over moderate heat. Remove from heat. Beat in sugar, egg, and vanilla with a wooden spoon until smooth.


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Blueberry DelightThis goes good after a meal or with coffee. Cream butter and sugar, add egg. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add alternately with milk.


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Rhubarb-Strawberry CrumbleMix to make crust the 1 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup oats, and 1 stick melted butter. Press 1/2 of oat mixture into 9 inch pie plate to make the crust.


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Frozen Whipped Cream 'N StrawberriesMix first flour, brown sugar, nuts, and margarine. Sprinkle in a 9 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until brown. After baking, remove 1/3 of the crumbs and set aside. Spread remainder in 9x13 pan.


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French Apple SquaresThis one is extra yummy! Mix together the flour, shortening, sugar and salt. Blend in egg yolks with the milk. Roll out half of the dough and fit it into a 12x18 inch jellyroll pan.


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Red, White and Blue ParfaitsIn a bowl, combine the cream cheese, vanilla yogurt and lemon juice together. Place 1/4 cup of the cream cheese mixture in the bottom of a glass. Place 1/4 cup of strawberries on top.


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Caramel Apple SaladThis is one of my favorites! Creamy and good!


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Lemon LuskMix margarine, nuts and flour like a pie crust and pat into 11x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes. Mix 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 cup Cool Whip and cream cheese. Spread on cool crust.


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Apricot Fold OversSift flour with baking powder and salt, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk to make a soft dough; mix until dough follows fork around bowl. Turn onto a floured surface, knead gently 1/2 minute.


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Boysenberry DessertFinely crush the graham crackers. Add 1/4 cup melted butter to graham crackers. Mix. Save 1/4 of this mixture for topping, put rest of cracker mixture in bottom of an 8x8 inch square cake pan.


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Ginger Cranberry BarsIn a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in one and one half teaspoon of almond extract. Beat in flour until crumbly.


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Refrigerator Cherry DessertUse a large bowl. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until fluffy. Place half the crumbs in a buttered 9x13 inch pan. Spread butter mixture over crumbs.


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Lemon Angel SquaresTear cake into bite-sized pieces. Layer in ungreased 9x13 inch pan. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water; add pineapple. Let thicken in refrigerator, don't let set firm. Fold in Cool Whip. Pour over and around pieces of cake.


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Apple RollMix together flour, salt, shortening, milk, baking powder and 2 Tbsp. sugar. Roll dough an inch thick, spread with chopped apples. Roll up and cut into 1 1/2-inch slices.


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Lemon Delight DessertIn a small bowl, combine the flour, pecans and salt. Stir in butter or margarine. Press into an ungreased 13x9 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Then cool on a wire rack.


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Blueberry SomethingMelt stick of butter and pour into flour. Mix until gooey. Press out in a 9x13 inch pan. Press chopped pecans into crust. Put in 350 oven until crusty or light brown (about 20 minutes).


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Lemon DelightMix as for a pie crust: 1 cup of butter, 2 cups sifted flour, 1 and 1/2 cups chopped pecans. Spread in 13x9 inch pan and bake 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees F.


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Frozen Cherry DessertCombine all ingredients in large bowl, mixing well. Pour into large pan. Freeze until firm.


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Strawberry Shortcake BowlCombine strawberries and sugar to taste in bowl, mixing well. Chill for 30 minutes. Combine cinnamon with 1/4 cup sugar in small bowl; set aside. Separate each biscuit into 2 thinner biscuits by pulling layers apart. Brush both sides with butter. Dip in sugar mixture.


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Plate piled with delicious looking lemon coconut squares.

Best Ever Lemon-Coconut SquaresA sweet coconut twist on the ever popular lemon squares.


Pineapple Nice Cream in serving dish

Pineapple Nice CreamThis is a super healthy and delicious alternative to ice cream. There's no dairy or added sugar. The pineapple flavour is the star, and the smooth texture of the mango gives it its ice cream effect. For being 100% fruit, this dessert is a guilt-free and creamy delight!


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Banana Split BitesIf you love banana splits then you will surely love this mini bite size version. Perfect for a party or just a quick dessert.


Banana Bread Bars

Banana Bread BarsThese delicious banana bread bars are from a recipe a Vietnamese friend of mine passed on to me. They are dense and creamy and best served chilled.


A blond boy holding a strawberry dipped in sour cream and brown sugar

Strawberries with Sour Cream and Brown SugarThese were a big hit with my boys. We had some strawberries left over from Mother's day and needed to use them up. So I put some sour cream and brown sugar in little bowls, and let them go to town.


Berry Slab Pie

Berry Slab PieIf you are looking for a delicious summer dessert to bring to a party or just enjoy at home, give this recipe a try!


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Banana Bread BarsThese delicious banana bread bars are from a recipe a Vietnamese friend of mine passed on to me.


Cranberry Cherry BarsThese streusel bars have the perfect balance of sweet and tart.


Apple Egg Rolls

Making Baked Apple Egg RollsThis video shows you the step by step process of making them. These apple egg rolls are simply delicious little treats!


Banana Split Bites

Banana Split BitesThese banana split bites are a cute twist on the classic dessert. Learn how we made them in this step by step video.



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Recipe Using Mandarin Oranges in Syrup?So I have a bunch (10 or so) mandarin oranges in cups, that are in liquid. My hubby is not really a big fan, so I was wondering if I could make some type of dessert with them and give them to some of my friends. Any ideas?


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Raspberry Crumb Bar Recipe?I am looking for a recipe for Raspberry Crumb Bars.


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Cranberry Ambrosia Recipe?Years ago, there was a recipe on the Ocean Spray cranberry can for an ambrosia with Ocean Spray Cranapple juice, Jello, Cool Whip and canned cranberry sauce (whole or jelled). Lost the directions and can't remember the quantities. Can you help?


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Cherry Mash Desserts?Does anyone have a recipe for cherry mash desserts?


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Dessert Recipes Using Fresh Pineapple?I am looking for a dessert recipe that uses fresh pineapple. I know it cannot be gelatin. Thank you for any help.


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Ambrosia RecipesWhat happened to ambrosia, food of the gods? We had it a few times around Christmas and I loved it. I haven't heard of it in decades.


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