With refreshing lime flavor and a festive look, these cool margaritas are perfect for parties. To make a no-alcohol version, simply replace the tequila with an equal amount of water.—Barbara Gersitz, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
From Dorothy Reinhold of Malibu, California comes this delightful treat that saves calories and carbs by using sugar-free gelatin. This bright pink dessert is made special with layers of fresh blackberries.
From Marguerite Shaeffer comes this pretty pink gelatin mold bursting with raspberry flavor. "If you like, garnish it with more berries and a dollop of light whipped topping," she urges from her Sewell, New Jersey kitchen.
Our Test Kitchen staff created these pretty layered gelatin molds using half a package of gelatin. You can use the other half to make plain gelatin (with half the water) or save to use up in another downsized dessert.
Here's a quick, airy dessert so versatile, you can whip it up for almost any season or holiday-just by varying the colors of gelatin you use. We filled this seasonal parfait with all the colors of the falling leaves. Pretty presentation for an autumn party! —Joyce Thompson, Bellingham, Washington
This light and refreshing salad from Carol Keinard blends fat-free vanilla yogurt with lime gelatin to showcase convenient canned pears. "I often make a double batch—one for my family and one to take to a covered-dish supper," Carol notes from Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.
The festivities will start off on a "berry" flavorful note when this fruity salad is on the table. Evelyn Joy of Alameda, California created the recipe. "You can serve this as a colorful holiday dessert,too," she suggests. "To add a little crunch, sprinkle low-fat graham cracker over the top."