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Irresistible Holiday Desserts

Find delicious dessert recipes for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Holiday favorites such as pumpkin pie, pecan pie, cranberry desserts, upside down cake and other desserts the whole family will enjoy.

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Tools for Transport: Cool Containers for Food & Treats

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We can't even count the number of times we thought we had the cupcakes perfectly arranged in the box, only to find icing on the lid (and not the cakes) and at least a couple with new, misshapen forms. No more! These suggestions make transport a snap.

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Pear & Ginger Cheesecake

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Softened dried pears give this low-fat cheesecake much of its body. For the best taste, let it rest for 24 hours in the refrigerator.

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Mini Molten Chocolate Cakes with Mocha Sauce

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Some molten-cake recipes call for simply underbaking the batter so the middles stay lava-like, but mini cakes get done so quickly it's best to give them a filling that won't set up. These rich, mocha-flavored morsels are...

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Frozen Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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Retro, creamy and delicious, this cake is the frozen version of the beloved classic. This takes a bit of extra time to make - but it's worth it.

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Lime Angel Food Cake

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Fluffy Angel Food Cake takes on a new twist with the addition of lime juice and zest. Paired with a simple raspberry sauce, this cake is at once delicate and decadent.

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Moravian Sugar Cake

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Two hundred sixty-six years ago this Christmas Eve, the city where I reside was named by Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf, a Moravian leader, in the first house erected in this area. I can almost imagine the Count, said to have been watching the stable animals and listening to hymns being sung, suddenly standing tall and proclaiming the community, "Bethlehem," named after the birthplace of Jesus Christ.

It may have been less dramatic than that, but with our city having officially been dubbed "Christmas City, USA" in 1937, it's hard not to think of a more exciting beginning.This is a Christmas cake recipe well-loved by Moravians everywhere and devoured in record time by my own kids.

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I Can't Believe It's Fruitcake

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A yummy fruitcake ... yes, really. Not only will young bakers have fun making these miniature loaves, but they'll enjoy the delicious results.

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Donut Cake

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A classic plain cake, this cake is a riff on the justly famous Busy-Day Cake of cookbook author and local-food pioneer Edna Lewis, and is renamed "Donut Cake" because the combination of nutmeg and vanilla really tastes like donuts. Try this easy recipe for a great anytime-of-day cake.

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King Cake

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Mardi Gras wouldn't be the same without New Orleans' famously rich, cream cheese-filled King Cake. Get the recipe from Short Order Mom here.

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