THIS SAUCE was first served to me by my mother, who was a wonderful cook.
During these months when strawberries are so plentiful, I like to keep this sauce on hand so I can improvise a delightful dessert for just the two of us. It's delicious over ice cream or angel food cake.
-Joyce Courtney, West Chester, Ohio
I have had a lifelong affinity for anything strawberry. This recipe came from a friend many years ago, but I adapted it to suit our particular tastes. It's quick and easy to prepare but is an impressive dessert to serve company. For variety, I've also used fresh peaches or nectarines.
-Claudette Mogle, Federal Way, Washington
"There is something special that happens when you combine fresh lime juice with peaches and strawberries—talk about a burst of flavor!" writes Kathy Clement of Apez, North Carolina. "This simple yet elegant treat is fabulous on a hot summer day."
We recently started growing our own rhubarb, and we live in a part of Oregon where strawberries are plentiful. I created this to drizzle over ice cream and filled a crisp with the rest. —Kim Banick, Salem, Oregon
IT SEEMS Mom was always making biscuits. She served them plain for breakfast and dinner, especially when we had stew or baked beans.
My favorite was when she served them like this—topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream! —Elaine Gagnon
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Topping off plain old ice cream is a dream with this fresh, fruity sauce from B.G. Saelhof of Edmonton, Alberta. "There's no cooking involved—you just mix the ingredients and serve," she notes. "The sauce also tastes nice on cheesecake or poured over pound cake."—B. G. Saelhof, Edmonton, Alberta
In the heat of summer, folks will look foreword to a light dessert like this. The season's finest fruits are slightly sweetened with caramel, orange juice and honey. Serve this fruity finale alone or on top of pound cake, angel food cake or ice cream.
To dress up breakfast, Romaine Wetzel tosses together a fruit medley, then dollops in with citrus-flavored topping. "I sometimes serve the orange cream as a dip alongside fruit," notes the Ronks, Pennsylvania subscriber.