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  • A pan of Homemade Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls are being frosted.
    1 hr, 20 min
    It’s pumpkin spice season and that means Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls are on your weekend breakfast menu! In addition to being easy-to-make, fluffy, and delicious, these rolls use a whole can of pumpkin puree! It’s about time to make that kitchen smell like fall.
  • A loaf of Moist Pumpkin Bread cooling on a rack with a second loaf in the pan behind it.
    1 hr, 20 min
    Dairy-Free, Healthy, Vegan
    Get all the flavors of fall with this vegan, dairy-free, egg-free pumpkin bread. This recipe makes two loaves so keep one for yourself and give one to a friend. Top it with pepitas to make it extra special, pop it in your oven, and let the scent of cinnamon fill the air.
  • Side view of a flaky spring pie on a large blue platter. One slice of the pie is missing and the cheesy artichoke filling is visible on the plate. The lower left has a pile of forks on a white plate. A grey linen tablecloth is on the table and a glass is in the upper left corner.
    1 hr, 20 min
    Vegetarian
    Canned artichokes, lemon zest, and parsley combined with a cheese trifecta of Ricotta, Swiss, and Parmesan make this surprisingly light, cheesy artichoke pie. It only takes 30 minutes to assemble and less than an hour in the oven!
  • The best cinnamon rolls frosted with cream cheese frosting.
    9 hrs, 50 min
    These Homemade Cinnamon Rolls taste like they came from a bakery! They're soft and fluffy, and topped with a thick layer of cream cheese frosting. A make-ahead dough breaks up the work.
  • Overhead view of a homemade coconut cream pie with a slice removed and set on a plate to the right.
    1 hr, 10 min
    Toasted coconut and creamy custard in a perfectly flaky pie crust topped with pillowy whipped cream: this is all you need to make any day feel like a day at the beach. This toasted coconut cream pie will become a family favorite in no time!
  • White plate with a stack of square cute chewy tahini blondies on it against a bluish grey background. A cup of coffee with a partially eaten blondie is nearby.
    40 min
    Dairy-Free
    If you're a fan of blondies, and you should be, look no further than these chewy, slightly nutty, and utterly indulgent blondies made with tahini. The recipe was created by Adeena Sussman, for her cookbook Sababa.
  • Overhead view of simple gluten-free banana bread on a platter and sliced into thick slices.
    1 hr, 5 min
    Allergy-Friendly, Gluten-Free
    This easy banana bread is moist and delicious—and just happens to be gluten-free. With this simple recipe and your favorite gluten-free flour on hand, no one will know the difference.
  • Side view of no-knead dutch oven bread on a cutting board. The crust is deep golden brown and a second loaf is behind the first.
    55 min
    No need to knead! Only five minutes of hands-on time will yield a delicious, crusty, bakery-style loaf of bread. A long, slow rise builds flavor and texture so all you have to do is pop it in your Dutch oven, bake, and enjoy!
  • A loaf of rum raisin banana bread with four slices cut off and laying next to each other.
    1 hr, 5 min
    This banana bread is tender and flavorful, with cinnamon, nutmeg, and—the Jamaican essential spice—pimento (aka allspice). But the most memorable part? The plump, rum-soaked raisins speckled throughout every slice.
  • Overhead view of a loaf of cream cheese filled banana bread on a plate.
    1 hr, 10 min
    Thought banana bread couldn't get any better? Try this riff on our original banana bread recipe by adding cream cheese in big, bold swirls.
  • Authentic Tres Leches Cake Recipe
    30 min
    Tres leches is a moist and subtly sweet cake made with sponge cake and three different kinds of milk. It's easy to make (only 30 minutes of active time!) and it gets even better after a day in the fridge.
  • Horizontal view of stacked lime refrigerator cookies coated in powdered sugar and sitting on a pink linen. A small wooden bowl of powdered sugar and small sifter are to the left. Limes on their branches are in the background.
    1 hr, 30 min
    Keep these soft, tart, citrus-flavored refrigerator cookies on hand for unexpected guests or hungry kids. Slice and bake when the need or craving for a cookie arises. Lime Icebox Cookies are freezer-friendly too!
  • A loaf of homemade panettone in a paper mold with a slice cut out with a wreath around the base.
    15 hrs, 55 min
    Make the holidays extra special with a homemade loaf of panettone. This enriched Italian Christmas bread—dotted with rum-soak dried fruit, citrus, and almonds—is easy to make at home with the time-saving tip of letting it rise overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Best fruit cake on a serving platter
    2 hrs, 15 min
    This easy Christmas fruitcake is perfect for the holidays. It's light, tender, and full of dried fruits and nuts. Sprinkle the loaf with brandy, or leave it out! Either way, this fruit cake is a welcome addition to the holiday table.
  • Whole choclate layer cake with chocolate swiss meringue buttercream swirls on top, dusted with powdered sugar against a dark background
    2 hrs, 10 min
    This rich, tender chocolate cake is easy enough to make for a casual dessert but can be a showstopper for any special event. It comes together with just one bowl, a whisk, and 30 minutes in the oven. This homemade chocolate layer cake is a chocolate lover’s dream.
  • Stollen Christmas Bread filled with rum-soaked dried fruit coated with powdered sugar and sliced on a platter with a fine mesh sieve with powdered sugar in it nearby.
    5 hrs, 15 min
    German Stollen is a rich, buttery bread packed with almonds, citrus peel, and rum-soaked raisins and dried fruit and typically enjoyed around Christmas time. The bread can be made weeks ahead of time and just gets better with each passing day. This makes it perfect to give as gifts or to bring as hostess gifts for parties.
  • Snickerdoodle Bars
    40 min
    These frosted snickerdoodle bars are loaded with cinnamon. They taste like snickerdoodle cookies, except BETTER because of that thick layer of frosting! Make them for your next potluck or office party, and prepare for compliments.
  • Single slice of easy dutch apple pie with a scoop of ice cream
    1 hr, 25 min
    Let the scent of apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove fill the air while this crumble-topped Dutch Apple Pie bakes away in your oven. Fall has never tasted so good. You can also freeze and bake this pie when you’re ready.

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