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These nutty mini cakes delight with bananas and toffee

April 24, 2013
These nutty mini cakes delight with bananas and toffee

If a bundt pan transforms a simple cake from good to great, imagine what a cute mini bundt will do!

Home cook Yolanda Stewart’s Nutty Buddy Bundt Cakes stay moist from a delicious combo of pudding mix and mashed bananas, get nutty with cashews, toffee bits and walnuts, and are just cute as a button when baked in a mini bundt pan!

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Italian-inspired sliders dressed to impress

April 17, 2013
Italian-inspired sliders dressed to impress

Ah…Sloppy Joes. Lunchroom favorite and potluck mainstay. Home cook Lisa Speer updates this classic American sandwich with an Italian twist.

These three-bite, super flavorful mini sandwiches are perfect for snacking on at a party or as part of a munchy dinner. The best part? They’re super easy to eat and not really ‘sloppy’ at all!

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Crunchy peanut squares always satisfy

April 10, 2013
Crunchy peanut squares always satisfy

All hail the humble peanut!

Delightful between two slices of bread, straight off the spoon, or in a crunch-tastic dessert.

Home cook Patty Thatcher takes a cue from her grandmother with these scrumptious Peanut Squares. The combination of peanuts and chocolate always delights in Thatcher’s household – and will in yours, too!

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Reinvent cornbread with some Southern inspiration

April 3, 2013
Reinvent cornbread with some Southern inspiration

Cornbread: Some like it sweet, some like it savory, but almost everyone can find a space on their plate for a slice, especially when it’s still warm from the oven.

Home cook Natalie Loop pleased her Southern husband’s palate with this version, which includes cheddar, cayenne, sour cream and two eggs for fluffiness.

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Banana cake recipe is family heirloom

March 27, 2013
Banana cake recipe is family heirloom

If you love banana desserts, you’ll fall head over heals for this banana cake with fluffy homemade buttercream frosting from home cook Sandy Jones.

Her great-grandmother’s recipe, it’s been handed down generation to generation. Try it once and it’ll quickly become a tradition in your family, too!

See step-by-step photos of Jones’s recipe plus thousands more from home cooks nationwide at: www.justapinch.com/bananabuttercream.

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Cookies delight the senses

March 20, 2013
Cookies delight the senses

Dulce de leche, a caramel-like mixture made of milk and sugar, is positively divine on everything sweet from ice cream to fresh fruit.

Home Cook Pat Morris spreads this luscious confection between butter cookies and tops them with a dusting of delicate powdered sugar…you’ll delight in every bite!

See step-by-step photos of Morris’s recipe plus thousands more from home cooks nationwide at: www.justapinch.com/dulce.

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Chocolate mousse pie with a touch o’ Irish

March 13, 2013
Chocolate mousse pie with a touch o’ Irish

Sweet or savory – the ultimate snacking question.

Recipe creator Scott Anderson has the answer with his Chocolate Moussecarpone Pie.

Anderson layers a chocolatey Irish liqueur mousse made of chocolate chips and mascarpone (a mild, creamy cheese) on top of savory crunched up pretzels with divine results. Now the only question is one slice or two!

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A new twist on comfort food

March 6, 2013
A new twist on comfort food

Is there a more perfect dish than mashed potatoes? Creamy, warm and filling, they might be the perfect comfort food.

Home cook Ellen Curry came up with her Cheesy Mashed Potato Bake using leftover mashed potatoes. Customize it with your choice of cheeses and you’ve got a tasty twist on a classic.

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Flavor and texture stare in yummy oatmeal cake

February 27, 2013
Flavor and texture stare in yummy oatmeal cake

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Versatile oats are known as a nourishing breakfast, but they also star in some deliciously decadent baked goods!
Home cook JoLayne Cooper’s recipe for Oatmeal Cake came from her mother and is a longtime family favorite.
Sweet, nutty and moist, this recipe is chock full of flavor and texture. Delish with or without the coconut topping, the whole family will love this cake!…

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Meatballs make a meal more fun

February 20, 2013
Meatballs make a meal more fun

We salute bite-sized treats! They’re fun to eat and always impress on a plate. What’s one of the most fun mini morsels? The meatball, of course!

Home cook Marybeth Mank got her meatball recipe from her mother. The dish comes together fast, and includes a super easy, ultra delicious gravy.

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