Feeling adventurous this Thanksgiving? Experiment with butternut squash instead of pumpkin or sweet potato. Top your unique pie with homemade whipped cream infused with sorghum, or another sweet syrup.
Tired of pies? Spice up your holiday dessert repertoire with this festive cake. Mango isn't just a summer flavor, when combined with cloves, ginger, and cinnamon it's warm and spicy.
Sweet potatoes are on everyone's plate in some way for Thanksgiving dinner. But here's a soul food variation to enjoy any day of the year.
This comforting bread pudding tastes like a cross between a spiced pumpkin pie and a slice of French toast.
Ease the stress of Election Day with cute red, white, and blue cupcakes. The batter and frosting can be made ahead of time; perfect for an election night party!
Election Cake has been served on Election Day since the early 1880s. This hearty fruit cake was traditionally baked to serve farmers who had left their fields for a few days to journey into town and vote.
Bake your way through some of that extra Halloween candy with this three-layer ooey-gooey brownie recipe.
Top a basic shortbread dough with cinnamon-sugar nuts. Almonds, walnuts, and pecans all work. Then sprinkle powdered sugar over the top of each piece for an extra-special touch.
Use real apple cider, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves to flavor this pound cake. Serve it as-is, or top it with a glaze of your choice for a homey dessert or gift.
Trying to cut down on sweets or maintain a healthier lifestyle? It may not be traditional fudge, but give this almond butter banana fudge a try and your sweet tooth won't know the difference.
What's a 'crownie?' A cookie combined with a brownie of course! With a Rolo candy in the middle this treat is a chewy, fudgy, cakey delight.
Oreos combined with a block of cream cheese and then rolled in chocolate? Surprisingly good!
This recipe can work in a number of ways, as one large bundt cake, as mini bundt cakes, or as cupcakes. Separating the eggs, beating the whites, and folding the batter together makes for a light cake full of rich spicy pumpkin flavor.
Dipped in melted butter and rolled in cinnamon sugar, it doesn't get much better than these pumpkin poppers. They're just as tasty as a pumpkin donut hole, without the yeast or deep frying.
Channel your inner trick-or-treater with a new take on the classic Rice Krispie treat. This crunchy, gooey dessert is topped with peanut butter and chocolate, plus a cute candy corn finish.
Baked apples stuffed with brown sugar, spices, candied ginger, and toasted pecans are a perfect seasonal treat. They're even better when topped with vanilla ice cream.
These aren't your usual sticky buns. Packed with pumpkin, apple, pear, and walnuts, plus drizzled with a sugary glaze, these special breakfast buns celebrate all the best flavors of fall.
For the past 20 years, Family Circle magazine has held a cookie recipe throw down between the candidates' spouses. Their contest has only been wrong once in predicting the actual outcome of the election. Which cookie will you vote for in 2012?
Transport yourself to the French countryside with these simple and delicate little cakes.
Crispy and covered in a sugary glaze, apple fritters are a sweet way to get your 'apple a day.'
A lava chocolate chip cookie with a creamy Nutella center is so good you might just eat all the dough before you bake it.
These adaptable cookies use tea, mint, lemon, and a powdered sugar glaze recall lazy Southern summer afternoons.
This classic New England dessert is made with sticky biscuit dough dropped onto blueberries.
These rich, moist brownies are made with salted carmel and have a marbled swirl of cream cheese baked into the batter.