"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."
This recipe is perfect for an uncommon dessert that's fresh and fast. These sweet caramel pears overs ice cream are easy, special and delicious. For a different flavor, substitute canned peaches.—Len Harkness, Pacifica, California
This rich fudgy brownie recipe makes a lot, so it's perfect for parties. Guests will think you fussed over the raspberry sauce drizzled over each wedge, but it's easy to make. "Working in a restaurant, I prepare this dessert from special-occasion menus," says Denise Elder of Hanover, Ontario.
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!"