Quick but elegant makes an ideal recipe for me. I place all the fixings for the cordials on a tray and let each person make their own. It's fun and saves me even more time. —Diane Nemitz, Ludington, Michigan
MY favorite after-school snack was applesauce with graham crackers. I started cooking and baking when I was a very young child, and as far as I can remember, this cake was my creation.
-Rita Ferro, Alameda, California
"This fruit fluff is yummy and great for anyone who likes pineapple," assures Katie Anderson. In Spokane, Washington, she whips up the refreshing treat using only for ingredients. Prepare it ahead of time and let it chill during dinner for a delightful dessert.
Meet the Cook: I started cooking in earnest as a bride 39 years ago. I'm thankful to say I improved in time - though I made something once even the dog refused to eat!
Now, my three children are grown and I'm the grandmother of four.
-Joy Beck, Cincinnati, Ohio
A chocolate crumb crust is topped with a rich peanut butter layer, then strawberry preserves and whipped cream. The tasty make-ahead pie is sure to appeal to the young—and the young at heart. —Vikki Rebholz, West Chester, Ohio
I don't prepare dessert often but this pie is one of the exceptions. Sugar-free pudding, a reduced-fat graham cracker crust and a few other items keep the fat and calories down, but no one guesses that this sweet treat is lighter than other desserts.—Vickie Madrigal, Shreveport, Louisiana