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Blue Ribbon Holiday Baking Recipes

Warm the hearts of your family and friends this holiday season by baking something special.

Gingerbread Cheesecake Bar on a plate.

Gingerbread Cheesecake Bars

My husband and I like these cookie bars because the cookie mix has just the ...

Grammy Peg's Christmas Cookies decorated.

Grammy Peg's Christmas Cookies

As a child, receiving these cookies from my Grammy Peg was a huge part of ...

My Mom's Flaky Pie Crust baked.

My Mom's Flaky Pie Crust

It doesn't matter where my mom takes one of her pies, she receives compliments on ...

Pecan Pie Bars cut into squares.

Pecan Pie Bars

I call these "lazy girl" pecan pie bars. Bring these to a gathering, and you'll ...

A slice of Ricotta Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream.

Ricotta Pumpkin Pie

I do not remember where I found this recipe, but it's yummy for those who ...

Slices of Eggnog Sweet Potato Pie with whipped cream on top.

Mellina's Eggnog Sweet Potato Pie

I came up with this Eggnog Sweet Potato Pie with a vanilla wafer crust recipe ...

A slice of Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Pie.

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Pie

The ultimate flavor combo - in cookie dough form - then baked into a pie ...

A slice of Ma's English Plum Pudding on a plate.

Ma's English Plum Pudding

This recipe has been handed down from my great-grandmother and before.

Sweet Potato Pie ready to be sliced.

My Sweet Potato Pie

My sweet potato pie won 1st place in a baking competition. My family requests that ...

A slice of German Chocolate Cheesecake on a plate.

German Chocolate Cheesecake

I recently dined at a restaurant well known for its cheesecake, and this is my ...

A stack of Caramel Nut Squares.

Caramel Nut Squares

These bars have a rich, buttery shortbread crust, a creamy caramel nut filling, and a ...

A slice of Pecan Fudge Pie with whipped cream on top.

Pecan Fudge Pie

It seems pecan pie is a favorite among many any time of the year. Since ...

Granny's Old-Fashion Tea Cakes with a cup of tea.

Granny's Old-Fashion Tea Cakes

Here is a taste of childhood! These will take you back to those warm summer ...

Basic Cream Pie Filling in a pie crust ready to top.

Basic Cream Pie Filling

Cream pies are a big hit in our family, as well as our friends. This ...

A stack of Pecan Pie Bars.

Pecan Pie Bars

It's that time of year. I love the fall and also the smell of these ...

A slice of Brownie Cheesecake on a plate.

Brownie Cheesecake

When thinking of this brownie cheesecake, all I can say is MMMMM!

Old Timey Caramel Icing frosting a cake.

Old Timey Caramel Icing

I always had trouble making caramel icing before I got this recipe from a friend's ...

A slice of Silky Smooth Flourless Chocolate Torta on a plate.

Silky Smooth Flourless Chocolate Torta

Over the years, I tried many flourless chooclate cake recipes. This one is so siky ...

Mom's Chess Pie ready to be sliced.

Mom's Chess Pie

My mom passed this recipe on to me years ago. Everyone loves her chess ...

A platter of Kentucky Chess Bars.

Kentucky Chess Bars

This recipe will make you slap the dog and spit on the fire. When I ...

Classic White Almond Buttercream Frosting on a cupcake.

Classic White Almond Buttercream Frosting

Also known as wedding cake frosting, this classic buttercream is perfection when you want a ...

A platter of Coconut Macaroons.

Coconut Macaroons

These macaroons are so simple but taste complex. They have evolved from being a staple ...

An assortment of decorated Gingerbread Cookies.

Gingerbread Cookies

This is a cookie that says Christmas. I increased the amount of ginger and cinnamon ...