Select berries that are in dry unstained containers. Stained containers may indicate oversoft berries that are not freshly picked. Mold on berries spreads quickly. Never leave a moldy berry next to a good one.
This simple recipe has only a few ingredients. Personalize yours by adding chopped candy bars to the pudding for the kids. For adults, add a tablespoon or so of your favorite liqueur. —Kristy Shellhorn, Guelph, Ontario
The best time for this dessert is mid-summer, when the blueberries are thick in our northern woods. Red raspberries can be added to the mixed berries, too, to brighten up the patriotic colors.—Anne Theriault, Wellesley, Massachusetts
This versatile sauce brings a sunny new taste to pound cake, ice cream and bread pudding. I wouldn't be without it! As a mother of two, I don't have time for long, tricky recipes - this one fits my lifestyle.
-Mary Pittman, Shawnee, Kansas