Do you have a lot of cooked oatmeal left over after breakfast? Follow your favorite recipe for bread pudding, but use the oatmeal instead of bread. Serve it warm from the oven with sweet cream. —Neola Lee, Alexandria, Nebraska
When I visited my grandmother in summer, I always looked forward to the comforting pudding she'd make. With its crusty golden top, custard-like inside and smooth vanilla sauce, this bread pudding is a real homespun dessert. Now I make it for my grandchildren. —Mary Detweiler, West Farmington, Ohio
THE BEST THINGS about this dessert are it's easy to make and uses ingredients I usually have.
Besides making it often for my husband and me, I have made it several times for unexpected company. It satisfies a sweet tooth without being too rich.
-Jean Loomer, South Windsor, Connecticut