I spent 16 years living in Seattle and became a coffee junkie! I had to relocate across the country, so I created this cheesecake with the flavors of salted caramel, coffee and espresso to lift me up on those days when I feel blue about leaving Seattle (one of the great coffee destinations of the world). —Julie Merriman, Cold Brook, New York
When I was young we produced several ingredients for this longtime favorite on the farm. We raised pumpkins in our large vegetable garden, and made homemade butter and lots of sour cream from our dairy herd.
This appealing dessert, with its pretty pistachio filling, almond crust and chocolate drizzle, is creamy smooth. I created it one Christmas Eve and my family raved about it. I've never seen cheesecake disappear so quickly!
-Karen Ankerson, Manistee, Michigan
Guests are sure to find wedges of this fruity frozen pie irresistible. The crustless concoction from Judy Schut of Grand Rapids, Michigan has a creamy mousse-like consistency that's melt-in-your-mouth good.
"Our family loves cheesecake, but I wanted to serve something healthier, so I came up with this lighter version," shares Diane Roth from Adams, Wisconsin. "I make it for holidays and everyday snacking."
"All the 'cookie monsters' I know love these treats," explains Ruth Gillmore from Alden, New York. "I enjoy the cookies because they're easy to roll up, cut and bake. The strawberry-walnut filling is very tasty!"