These tarts are as pretty to look at as they are good to eat! Crispy tortilla cups are filled with cream cheese mixture and topped with fresh raspberries. They're also delicious with sliced strawberries.
-Kathy Rairigh of Milford, Indiana
"A fellow stay-at-home mom gave me this recipe so we could enjoy our latte breaks more affordably with homemade biscotti," says Evelyn Bethards Wohlers of Columbia, Maryland. "I modified the original version by using a sugar substitute and reducing the carbohydrates and fat. Tangy dried cranberries and spices give it delicious flavor."
"This red velvet cake has become a family favorite since I first found the recipe," writes Jeannette Beauchemin from her home in North Smithfield, Rhode Island. "But we are all watching our fat intake, and it would be wonderful to enjoy this dessert without feeling too much guilt. Can your experts redo it?" Our home economists are happy to oblige.
Canned fruit makes this easy compote a snap to toss together. Gently spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, the fruity blend makes a perfect breakfast medley on a chilly morning...or a comforting dessert anytime. Beverly Coyde of Gasport, New York shared the recipe.
"I got this wonderful recipe from a cousin whose husband was Hawaiian," notes JoAnn Desmond from Madison Heights, Virginia. "I've changed it some to reduce the fat and calories, but it still tastes as rich as the original. It's very simple to make...and guests will love it. Enjoy!"
A spoonful of Pat Coauette's pudding, with its pineapple and coconut flavor and sunny orange color, is a sweet reminder of warmer climates. "This is especially good in summer because it's so refreshing," she writes from Crookston, Minnesota.
"My mother sent me the original recipe for this delightful dessert 45 years ago, and I lightened it up," writes Alice Case of Carrollton, Texas. With bits of angel food cake and a cream cheese-like texture, this refreshing treat tastes so rich that no one will guess it's light.
Writes Evelyn Savage of Belfair, Washington,"My husband and I like Jell-O salad now and then, but if I made a whole package, it goes to waste. This recipe makes just enough for two. You can substitute other gelatin flavors for variety."