Here’s a gorgeous pie that really looks like you fussed. It features a crunchy graham cracker crust with a touch of ginger, a lovely fresh strawberry layer and tasty banana cream topping. Julie Guntzel - Bemidji, Minnesota
Being slightly diabetic and able to control it with my diet, I've learned to satisfy my sweet tooth with a number of different desserts. This ice cream is my latest recipe. It's low in sugar - but you wouldn't know it by its smooth texture and delicious taste. You'll love it even if you don't need to watch your sugar intake.
Christmas is the perfect time to treat your family and guests to a luscious pie with chocolate, cherries and nuts in a creamy vanilla mousse. It's a sweet yet refreshing dessert. —Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas
Poppies are our state flower, and each spring the fields in this area are a brilliant orange mass of poppies. That's when we make this poppy seed cake. It's especially fitting when we picnic where the poppies are plentiful.
Promises Esther Shank of Harrisonburg, Virginia, "Take this to a potluck and you won't have to worry about carrying left-overs home!" Our taste-testers agree—they loved the crunch of the pecans, the rich coconut flavor and the soft creamy filling.—Esther Shank, Harrisonburg, Virginia
The story behind this patchwork birthday dessert is a sweet one. It all started when subscriber Sue Anne Busby of Hermitage, Tennessee shared a cake she'd made special by frosting it with fruit preserves. Inspired by Sue Anne's innovative icing, the CT kitchen crew got cookin'—and whipped together this easy quilt-block confection, complete with jam-filled squares. It's a treat your quilting guests are sure to relish!
To top off the meal, Connie bakes these appropriately Irish cookies. "But they taste good anytime," she says. "You can even change the food coloring to fit other holidays."—Connie Lou Blommers, Pella, Iowa
The vanilla chips Barbara Neuschwanger of Olympia, Washington uses giver her chocolaty cookie its name. "They look pretty," she describes. They taste pretty good besides!—Barbara Neuschwanger, Olympia, Washington
These spiders will spin plenty of excitement into your festivities. For more fun, just make the pudding ahead of time, then let your party guests decorate their own spiders. —Lorna Schledorn, West Columbia, South Carolina