Original Makeover Recipes

From p. 6 of the April/May 2008 Issue of Healthy Cooking

Baked Potato Soup

Judy Tyler of Bossier City, Louisiana writes, "This Baked Potato Soup is irresistible…so much so that my husband once ate it for three days in a row."

Family-Recipe Salad Dressing

"This versatile Family-Recipe Salad Dressing is my mother-in-law's recipe," writes Connie Petterson from Aitkin, Minnesota. "It's wonderful on sides or toss-ups and also makes a great veggie or fruit dip."

Grandma's Strawberry Pie

"This is one of the first recipes Grandma taught me to make," recalls Shannon Chabes in Portage, Indiana. "All summer long, she makes these pies, substituting different seasonal fruits and gelatin flavors. But Grandma's Strawberry Pie has always been the favorite—and it's even better topped with a dollop of whipped cream."

Lemon Custard Ice Cream

"I found this recipe for Lemon Custard Ice Cream several years ago and make it whenever I have the opportunity," says Susan Litwak of Bellevue, Nebraska. "One thing I like about this ice cream—other than the pleasant lemon taste—is that it does not turn icy the next day."

Oatmeal Brownie Bars

Lynette Rens of Maynard, Minnesota sent us these over-the-top Oatmeal Brownie Bars. They were chocolatey and delicious, and our tasting panel absolutely loved them!

Pineapple Pecan Cake

Friends rank this moist Pineapple Pecan Cake from Fern Eleson of Whitney, Nebraska as "one of the best cakes they've ever eaten," she says.

Cheese-Stuffed Shells

"When I was living in California, I tasted these rich Cheese-Stuffed Shells at a neighborhood Italian restaurant," writes Lori Mecca of Grants Pass, Oregon. "I got the recipe and made a few changes to it in my own kitchen."