On my quest to find birthday cake ice cream—my favorite flavor—I came up with these easy ice pops. Now, instead of going to the store whenever a craving hits, I just head to my freezer. —Dawn Lopez, Westerly, Rhode Island
Dried apricots, brown sugar and a hint of anise make these delectable treats ideal for serving alongside hot cups of coffee. "I like to include these on the cookie trays I give to friends," says Suzanne Smyth of Mountain Home, Arkansas.
Delightfully dressed-up sour cream makes a delicious topping for fresh fruit in this dish shared by Linda Franceschi. "My great-grandmother came up with the recipe, but I lightened it," she writes from her home in Eldred, New York.