A friend shared this recipe, which has become an all-time favorite of mine. It's so versatile—I've substituted different cookies (macaroons or chocolate chip) ice cream and chips with delicious results. —Kathy Kittell, Lenexa, Kansas
(Reader used crisp Italian macaroons instead of shortbread cookies.)
"I was an inexperienced cook when I married," relates Charlene Turnbull, Wainwright, Alberta. "A good friend, who was a cooking inspiration to me, shared many of her recipes, including this scrumptious dessert. It's handy to pull out of the freezer for unexpected guests."
I MAKE this special treat for my family whenever there's a birthday or anniversary. Even without a special occasion, it caps any meal with a festive flair.
I especially like to prepare the brownies in a heart shape for Valentine's Day and garnish them with berries.
-Dottie Miller, Jonesborough, Tennessee
In Meshoppen, Pennsylvania, Mary Herron simmers up a yummy pineapple sauce that's sensational whether served warm or cold. It's delicious drizzled over ice cream for a simple dessert. Or try it with ham for a dressed-up dinner.
NOW THAT our nest holds only two of us, I've had to develop many dishes for two.
My husband and I love this dessert, and it also makes an elegant finish to a meal when company comes. You'll hear lots of "oohs" and "aahs"!
Bay City, Texas
“This fruit-filled dessert is yummy,” promises Nancee Melin of Tucson, Arizona. “For even faster preparation, you can buy cut-up fruit from the produce department. For an elegant touch, I like to garnish it with fresh mint sprigs.”
"This fruity luscious dessert makes a wonderful ending to a special dinner," says Joyce Cooper of Mount Forest, Ontario. "When fresh strawberries are not available, I substitute frozen unsweetened berries, thawed and drained."
THIS pretty dessert is an impressive end to any meal. Refreshing and light, it's just the right touch for every sweet tooth.
I saw it pictured in a magazine many years ago and decided to try it. It's always been a hit at my house.
-Edna Christiansen, Edmore, Michigan
For big chocolate taste, Sue Gronholz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin treats her family to this thick ice cream topping. "It's a snap to make the fudgy sauce," she writes. "And we like it better than the store-bought kind!"