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Pumpkin Spice Cake

Pumpkin Spice Cake

This recipe uses canned pumpkin and a mixture of fragrant spices. It’s good served with cream cheese icing.

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Baking Biscuit Pizza

Baking Biscuit Pizza

This is a quick and easy way to make pizza when you don’t have time to make pizza dough. Plate and serve the pizza with a knife and fork. It’s the perfect meal for a busy week day.

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trifle

Easy Trifle

Layer this recipe in a clear bowl so that you can see the layers. The jam and gelatin powder can be adjusted to your favorite flavors.

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Jam Sunflower Squares

Jam Sunflower Squares

These squares are ooey and gooey, and are popular with chocolate lovers. You can use your favorite jelly or jam for the second layer. I prefer raspberry as it goes well with the chocolate.

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Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread

Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread

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Christmas is the one time of year that my family always baked several kinds of cookies for guests over the holiday season. Times have changed and we no longer need the selection of sweets we used to but I find myself still baking some of my holiday favorites.

This is probably my most favorite cookie. The tangy cranberries, aromatic almonds and white chocolate create a sumptuous cookie.

Gumdrop Cookies

Gumdrop Cookies

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This is an old fashioned cookie that has gumdrops folded into the batter. The cookies are soft with pieces of chewy candy. Store in a cookie tin wrapped in parchment.

Patterned Cookies

Patterned Cookies

This recipe takes more time than many of the icebox cookies but the results are worth the effort. The designs are pretty and the cookie is delicious. You’ll need an afternoon to bake these cookies so make an extra batch while you are baking and freeze any leftovers.

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Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

I always make sugar cookies for Christmas. I have fond memories of rolling dough and cutting intricate shapes. I use this recipe for Easter and Halloween cookies as well simply changing the shapes of the cookies. They can be decorated intricately if desired but I take the more rustic approach. I top with colored sugar, mints or royal icing.

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Halloween Candy Cookies

Halloween Candy Cookies

I always over estimate the amount of candy that I will pass out to trick or treaters on Halloween. Consequently, I’m always left with packs of candy that I don’t want to eat.

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Cinnamon Salsa

Cinnamon Salsa

Salsa is a great alternative to ketchup or chili sauce. For a twist this recipe uses cinnamon in the preparation. Combined with the zesty chilies the spice adds a unique flavor.

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