Smooth and creamy, this velvety pie will be a festive change of pace on the dessert table. A hint of orange in the cranberry topping adds extra pizzazz that’s too delish to resist. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Not your ordinary birthday cake, this dessert requires almost no countdown-just start with a purchased ice cream cake roll, then frost and decorate it for takeoff. (We used construction paper to make the rocket's fins and cone.)
Jeanie Beers of Montgomery, New York notes, "Even adults like these refreshing, fruity snacks. And they're so easy to make-kids can spoon the fruit cocktail into plastic cups in a jiffy. The hard part is waiting for them to freeze!"
"This refreshingly fruity dessert is one of our favorites," writes Lynn Marie Frucci of Pullman, Washington. "It looks so beautiful layered in a glass bowl that people will think you fussed. The secret is starting with a purchased angel food cake."
"The old-fashioned taste of these crisp, peanut buttery cookies is irresistible," reports Jessie MacLeod of St. Stephen, New Brunswick. "And they're as quick to make as they are to disappear. I often double the recipe."
Susie Wingert from Panama, Iowa, shares this recipe for chewy treats big on taste but needing little effort. "They are handy to make when the weather is hot," she comments, "since the oven never has to be turned on."
"For a heavenly light and fluffy frosting, you can't top this cooked version," jots Georgie Bohmann of West Allis, Wisconsin. "You'll definitely want to lick the beaters after whipping up this modern variation of the classic 7-minute frosting."
This basic buttery frosting has unmatchable homemade taste. With a few simple variations, you can come up with different colors and flavors—from orange, lemon and mint to chocolate and peanut butter. —Diana Wilson, Denver, Colorado
When I worked full-time and needed a quick dessert to take to a potluck or a friend's home, this pie was always the answer. You can substitute a graham cracker crust or use another type of fruit pie filling for a change of pace. Even the chilling time is flexible if you're in a big hurry.