THIS recipe caught my mother's eye back in 1925. It appeared in the local newspaper published in Jamaica, New York. Dad bought a paper every day so he could read while commuting on the El train.
It quickly became my brothers' and my favorite dessert.
-Louise Stuhr, Chatham, New Jersey
THIS is one of my favorite summertime desserts, cool and soothing on a hot, humid day. The mild coffee flavor is most refreshing, and the cookie crumbs add nice crunch.
-Helen Davis, Waterbury, Vermont
"Anytime I get a craving for a chocolaty treat, I whip up a dish of this rich pudding in the microwave," explains field editor Anne Boesiger of Meridian, Idaho. "Using milk chocolate chips is another delicious option."
Here is a delicious twist on traditional chocolate chip cookies. They're great for coconut lovers, textured by the coconut and flavored by the extract...a compatible combination that results in a crispy, chewy cookie. My whole family agrees this recipe is a winner.
-Laura Bankard, Manchester, Maryland
I like to make this dessert in fall, when the apple crop is fresh and delicious. I often bake it while we are having dinner so it can be served warm. It's perfect for the two of us and a perfect ending to any meal.
-Emma Crowder, Anaheim, California
This is a delectable dessert for chilly fall and winter days. The streusel topping complements the smooth, spicy custard to perfection. I adjusted a dessert recipe in my files to come up with this two-serving version.
-Maxine Smith, Owanka, South Dakota
When my children were little, they liked fruit, so I tried to make several dishes with different fruit. This recipe was one of their favorites. We lived close to an apple farm, so we always had apples on hand.
-Helen Steele, Polk City, Florida
Easy to prepare and designed to make a small amount, these squares are a marvelous blend of flavors. It's a dessert that can be stirred up in no time to satisfy a sweet tooth...warm from the oven or as a treat later.
-Veronica Roza, Bayport, New York
I spotted this recipe in a magazine about 40 years ago. Its tasty ingredients and ease of preparation appealed to me. I recall when my preschool daughter and I were planning her upcoming birthday party, I asked her what kind of cake she wanted. She replied, "I don't want a cake...I want that 'brickle stuff'."
-Betty Ferguson, Edmonton, Alberta