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Brownie Haunted House

"You don’t have to worry about getting this spooky showstopper to stand upright. These fudgy brownies are the perfect canvas for creating a silly haunted house. Trick-or-treaters beware!" —Sarah Farmer, Greenfield, Wisconsin

Halloween Witch Cake

If you're looking for an extra-special dessert to serve for Halloween, this witch cake will delight all the ghouls and...


Halloween Pumpkin Bars

"My family loves the warm pumpkin fragrance that wafts through our kitchen on cool fall afternoons when I make these...


Candy Corn Cookies

Get a head start on these buttery cookies by shaping and chilling the homemade dough ahead of time. When you're...


Jack-o’-Lantern Cream Puffs

"These jack-o'-lanterns may look spooky on the outside, but inside is a creamy, sweet treat. The classic flavour of pumpkin...

Scary Eyeballs

"Kids will squeal with delight at the sight of these eyeball treats. But the peanut butter flavour is the best...


Chocolate Marshmallow Peanut Butter Squares

"I combined a couple of recipes to create these crunchy, chocolaty peanut butter marshmallow bars that burst with flavour. The...


Cookies ‘n’ Cream Fudge

"I invented this confection for a bake sale at our children's school. Boy, was it a hit! The crunchy chunks...


Candy Bar Fudge

"My manager at work, who knows I like to try new treat recipes, shared this one with me. I've made...


Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Chocolaty Frosting

"I begged my aunt for this recipe when I was 16 years old, and it's still my very favourite. The...


Truffle-Filled Cupcakes

"All creatures of All Hallows' Eve are sure to delight in this treat with its unexpected surprise. You can use...


Pumpkin Bread Pudding Cupcakes

"Every fall when I was young, my mom made bread pudding cupcakes. Today I keep up her tradition with my...


Creamy Apple Crumb Pie

"I revised this classic apple pie recipe from a church cookbook. I knew it was a keeper when my mother-in-law...

Berry-Apple-Rhubarb Pie

"I make this family favourite every year for a gathering at my sister's, where the recipe is known as 'Uncle...


Golden Apple Pie

"Pies are the dessert I like best to prepare. This one's the favourite for family get-togethers, and it has been...


Gingersnap-Pumpkin Dessert

I've never quite gotten the hang of making a good pie crust. So I came up with this recipe, featuring...


Spiced Pumpkin Warm-Up

"Make this drink your own! You can add coffee or even alcohol if you want an extra kick. I’ve also...


Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

"I make these flavourful pumpkin cupcakes each Halloween, but they're wonderful year-round." —Amber Butzer, Gladstone, Oregon


Spiced Pumpkin-Swirl Cheesecake

"I have to give my husband credit for this cheesecake. He found a recipe like it and asked if I...


Coconut Chocolate Slices

"These crispy cookies with a chewy coconut centre travel really well. When my son was in the Army, I often...


Chocolate-Covered Cherry Thumbprints

"When I dig out my best cookie recipes, I'm reminded of baking with my children when they were little. These...


Layered Peanut Butter Brownies

"The combination of chocolate and peanut butter makes these layered brownies a real crowd pleaser. They're so good that they...

Easy Morning Waffles

Making your own fluffy waffles from scratch takes no time at all, and the touch of cinnamon in these beats...


Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins

"Whenever I make these muffins, I freeze several. As I'm leaving for work in the morning, I pull one out...


Fluffy Banana Pancakes

"I love to make pancakes for my family on Saturday mornings. Since we often have ripe bananas, I decided to...


Baked French Toast

"Any day is special when Mom makes one of her French toast recipes, like this do-ahead baked version." —Jill Baughman,...


Chocolate Cream Pie

"Our teenage son, John, has done lots of 4-H baking. His favourite is this old-fashioned chocolate cream pie recipe with...


Kentucky Pecan Pie

"This rich, dense Kentucky pecan pie recipe is perfect for your next party. It features a delicious dark chocolate filling...