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Zucchini Walnut Cake

"What gardener doesn't have extra zucchini? When it's abundant, I shred and freeze plenty so I have it on hand to bake this moist zucchini cake recipe all year long. The cream cheese frosting is yummy, and the big panful always goes fast at picnics or potlucks." —Marie Hoyer, Hodgenville, Kentucky

Zucchini Brownies

"A fast-to-fix peanut butter and chocolate frosting tops these moist brownies that are a sweet way to use up your...


Cranberry Zucchini Wedges

"I try to slip zucchini into as many dishes as possible. These cake wedges have wonderful flavour and a tender...


Rainbow Sherbet Dessert

"Macaroons, pecans and layers of fruity sherbet combine in this beautiful, special dessert. Try garnishing with fresh strawberries and just...


Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

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

Cherry Cheese Blintzes

"These elegant blintzes can be served as an attractive dessert or a brunch entree. The bright cherry sauce gives them...


Chocolate Chip-Cherry Chunk Cookies

"My grandmas and mom created this recipe with chocolate chips, cherries and spices, a combo of their favourite parts of...

Cherry Chocolate Nut Cookies

"Each Christmas, I make about 600 cookies to share with family and friends. The holidays wouldn't be the same without...


Cherry Hand Pies

"There's nothing better than a sweet, from-scratch delight like traditional cherry pie. These precious little hand pies always go fast...


Orange Cream Pops

"For a lower-fat alternative to ice cream-filled pops, try slurping this citrus novelty. The tangy orange flavour will make your...


Cream-Filled Cupcakes

"These moist chocolate cupcakes have a fun filling and shiny chocolate frosting that make them different from any other. They...

Chocolate Eclairs

"With creamy filling and fudgy frosting, this chocolate eclair recipe is extra special." —Jessica Campbell, Viola, Wisconsin


Granola Cereal Bars

"These sweet peanut butter bars are perfect for breakfast, dessert or anytime as a quick snack. You can add raisins...


Quick Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

"These cookies freeze well, so it's easy to keep some on hand for last-minute munching. In summer, I often make...


Courtside Caramel Corn

"My guests say they can't stop eating my caramel corn! For our basketball party I fix enough to fill a...


Vanilla Wafer Cookies

"These buttery cookies bake up chewy and crispy at the same time. Sprinkle these vanilla wafers with coloured sugar or...

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...


Meringue Snowballs In Custard

"My family has passed down this elegant dessert generation by generation. It started with my Russian great-grandmother, who travelled to...


Layered Strawberry Cream Cake

"I created this dessert one Saturday when my daughter's friends dropped in. It was a hit, and word spread through...


Carrot Cake

"My family's best carrot cake recipe dates back to my great-grandmother! We bake up a few of these carrot cakes...


Decadent Chocolate Crepe Cake

"No other dessert has wowed family and friends the way this stunning crepe cake did the first time I made...


Apricot-Almond Tea Rings

"Apricots and almonds are the perfect pairing in this luscious iced ring. It’s a great breakfast treat to serve the...


Rustic Caramel Apple Tart

"Like an apple pie without the pan, this scrumptious tart has a crispy crust that cuts nicely and a yummy...


Ganache-Topped Chocolate Cake

To say this cake is elegant would be an understatement. It’s worthy of special occasions, but once you learn how...

Traditional Chocolate Chip Muffins

"Muffins are one of my favourite things to bake, and these are the best. I always keep some in the...


Warm Spiced Chai

"My wife loves chai, but I have never been satisfied with any of the store-bought mixes, so I created my...


Spiced Pumpkin Coffee Shakes

"The winter holidays are my favourite time of year, and this spiced pumpkin drink is one reason I love the...


Lemon Pound Cake Loaves

"My family always asks for this love-me-tender lemon pound cake. Sometimes, I shake things up and make cupcakes with the...


Coconut Lover’s Frappe

"I love frozen beverages, so I wanted to create one similar to those in coffee shops but without coffee as...


Creamy Caramel Mocha

Indulge in a coffeehouse-quality drink with this caramel mocha recipe. With whipped cream and a butterscotch drizzle, this treat will...