Fresh berries and cream cheese create the creamy middle in these French toast sandwiches. "Because you prepare this breakfast bake the night before, it's perfect for overnight guests," writes Karen Sharp from Harvard, Illinois. "Serve it with bacon and fresh fruit."
"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."
I get "oohs" and "aahs" when setting out this cool, fruity dessert. It combines my three all-time favorites-peaches, strawberries and ice cream. It's so simple I can assemble it for company after we all finish the main course.
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