My mother loves to make this old-fashioned dessert, and my father, brother and I love to eat it. Each serving is chock-full of apple slices, crunchy nuts and chewy dates. When the weather is cold, I love to warm up with this dessert.
-Karin Cousineau, Burlington, North Carolina
I wanted a holiday fruitcake made with butter, honey , eggs and cream. When I couldn't find a recipe, I created this one. I like this cake because it's not as sweet as many traditional varieties yet is loaded with fruits and nuts.
-Sharon McClatchey, Muskogee, Oklahoma
With four sons in service during World War II, my mother sent these favorite cookies as a taste from home to "her boys" in different parts of the world. These days, my 11 grandchildren are enjoying them as we did, along with my stories of long ago. Pearl Cochenour, Williamsport, Ohio
"Wow!" is what people say when I set this dessert on the table. It's fun to serve since it's attractive, not overly sweet and bursting with the wondrous flavor of field-fresh strawberries.
-Renee Bisch, Wellesley, Ontario
After tasting it at a bake sale, I got the recipe for this pie from a friend, then adapted it. I make it for family gatheringsit's everyone's favorite treatand also for when company comes by.
Our children6 and 3"help" me with baking. They've learned many of their measurement in the kitchen!
During the warm months, it's nice to have a fluffy, no-bake dessert that's a snap to make. Packed with peanut flavor, this pie gets gobbled up even after a big meal!
-Jesse & Anne Foust, Bluefield, West Virginia