Measuring shortening with a spoon can be a mess, so I use an ice cream scoop. The scoop releases the shortening with ease into the measuring cup and eliminates the fuss! —Marjorie Dungan, Winnetka, California
These warm and comforting Apple Dumplings are great by themselves or served with ice cream. You can decorate each dumpling by cutting 1-inch leaves and a 1/2-inch stem from the leftover dough. —Robin Lendon, Cincinnati, Ohio
"I USUALLY used a glass or baking powder can lid as a cutter so the biscuits would be bigger than average size...and I always baked some extras to send home with the kids. They liked to split them and fill them with cheese or peanut butter and strawberry jam."