One night I goofed, accidentally using the balsamic butter I save for grilling chicken on my pound cake. What a delicious mistake that my entire family loved! For a patriotic look, add a drizzle of blueberry syrup. —Moira McGarry, Parkman, Maine
Marscarpone cheese, fresh strawberries and a hint of lemon flavor this mouthwatering and impressive-looking dessert from Carrie Vazzano in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. An added bonus…the waxed-paper lined pan makes for speedy cleanup! CARRIE’S TIP. For health-conscious cooks or those counting calories, skimmed milk and reduced-fat cheese make easy, slimming substitutions.—Carrie Vazzano, Rolling Meadows, Illinois
“I've brought these bars to many bake sales and they're always a hit," says Karen Perry from Askov, Minnesota. "They taste just like candy and are so easy and quick. Pastel marshmallows add a pretty springtime touch!"
“I am always cutting fat from recipes,” says Elaine Alever of Saginaw, Michigan. “But when I was invited to a party where the hostess was diabetic, I wanted to take this trifle, a dessert she could enjoy.”
Our Test Kitchen used a combination of fat-free and reduced-fat dairy products in these creamy orange-flavored cups. Try substituting gingersnaps for the chocolate wafers to create a super-crisp variation.
Joyce Crouse of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania dresses up sugar-free instant pudding with peanut butter for this simply yummy dessert. "I came up with the ides one day when I was looking for something fast for dessert. It's delicious," assures Joyce.