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Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These delicious, chewy chocolate chip cookies are made with whole wheat flour and hugely healthy. Kids will never know the difference! Get Catherine Newman's yummy version here.

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Eggnog Cake

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This incredibly fast and simple Cake Recipe tastes wonderfully reminiscent of the holiday beverage it was named after. Get Alison Needham's easy recipe here.

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Pumpkin Butterscotch Cookies

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These sweet, moist pumpkin butterscotch cookies cookies are an autumn treat. Get Alison Needham's great recipe here.

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding

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Bread pudding is such a wonderful comfort food, and when pumpkin is added to the mix, it's pure decadence. This recipe is rich and delicious, but simple enough to put together that the kids can help, too.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Cheesecake Bites

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There's no busier time of year for many moms than the Winter Holidays. While most of the treats I make are the baked kind, I like these because they're completely no-bake but every bit as decadent as anything else I make. Setting time is important, so don't skimp on the 4-hour refrigeration time -- you'll be glad you waited.

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Peach & Blueberry Cobbler

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This is a healthier version of a traditional cobbler, with canola oil in place of some of the butter and whole-wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour. Unlike more classic biscuit-topped cobblers, the peaches and blueberries are...

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Raspberry and Chocolate Thumbprints

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Nothing signals the imminent holiday season like baking cookies. I don't think there is another month in the year where cookie consumption is so high. With all the varieties avaiable, it's no wonder. My own family has many favorites, but it seems like the common thread throughout them all is chocolate. This slightly different version of the classic thumbprint is just the ticket. Not to sweet and just chocolatey enough to satisfy.

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Pear, Apple & Cranberry Tarte Tatin

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This ultimate fall and winter tart showcases the best fruits of the season: pears, apples and cranberries. Unlike other tarts, the tarte tatin is made upside down in a skillet.

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Yamberry Muffins

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If you've mashed your sweet potatoes with, say, bacon and chipotles, skip this recipe (and invite me over). But sweet potatoes made with butter, maple syrup, or even marshmallows will work beautifully in this, as will any type of sweet cranberry sauce.

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Frozen Raspberry Pie

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This creamy, luscious pie is made by combining a fluffy cooked meringue with a raspberry puree, then pouring the mixture into a chocolate-cookie crust.

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