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Apple Cranberry Crisp

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The ruby red cranberries not only impart their tart flavor to this dish, but they also tint the juices a lovely rose color. And the crispy topping can only be described as tasting like the best oatmeal cookie ever. Put together, you have the makings for an incredibly beautiful and delicious dessert—and the fact that it is so easy to prepare doesn't hurt either. Don't forget the ice cream!

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Eggnog Cheesecake

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This cheesecake, though small in size, is big in holiday flavor. The recipe has been a family favorite for generations, and for good reason…it's simply delicious. Great battles have ensued over the last piece of this pie, so you might want to make two just in case.

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Pumpkin Crunch

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While I love the idea of "dump cakes," I dislike the artificial ingredients in store bought cake mix. When I found organic cake mix at my local Trader Joe's, I thought I'd give it another go, using my favorite pumpkin pie recipe as its base, which calls for heavy cream instead of evaporated milk. Because it takes just moments to put together, this should not only be a part of your holiday dessert buffet, but would also be suitable for a sweet treat any night of the week. It was so delicious kids practically licked the casserole dish clean.

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Candy Acorns

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Peanut butter and chocolate combine in these adorable little acorn-shaped candies. These Thanksgiving cookies are a perfect complement to any Autumn table. Get Anne Coleman's great recipe here.

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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One of the best parts about carving pumpkins is the seeds. Pumpkin seeds are not only delicious, but also an awesome source of potassium. I've seen so many recipes for pumpkin seeds and they all look great, but I really like my own method best.

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Butternut Squash Pie

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This kid-friendly recipe makes a tasty alternative to traditional pumpkin pie.

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Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

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While pumpkin pie deserves respect as a Thanksgiving icon, it’s fun to shake up tradition. Surprise your family and friends with a frozen pie this year—it just might become one of their holiday favorites.

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Cheddar Cornmeal Biscuits with Chives

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These chive-flecked cornmeal biscuits taste best made with extra-sharp Cheddar, but any type of Cheddar will work.

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Angel Delights

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Frances Van Vynckt, 78, combined dates, toasted rice cereal and coconut into an easy no-bake treat that won EatingWell’s 2008 cookie contest.

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Lusciously Nutty Holiday Logs

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Registered Dietitian Mary LaRock flavored these phyllo rolls with orange and dark chocolate for a winning cookie that will be a lovely addition to any holiday cookie platter.

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