Mildred Sherrer's comforting fruit crisp is a pared-down version of one her mother used to fix. "I made it healthier by using reduced-fat margarine, fresh pears instead of canned and oats for some of the flour," she explains from Fort Worth, Texas. As a finishing touch, she suggests topping it with fat-free yogurt or whipped cream.
"I call these ’What I Had On Hand’ cookies because I created them with whatever ingredients were in my kitchen at the time," says Sherry Craw of Mattoon, Illinois. Peanut butter, oats, toffee bits and chocolate chips will make frequent requests in your home.