Inspiring ideas come from many places, and often when we least expect them. I enjoy making cheesecakes for family and friends, and I came up with this recipe after eating ice cream on vacation. Featuring pineapple and coconut, this cheesecake will remind you of a trip to an island paradise. —Ellen Batenhorst, Omaha, Nebraska
“My grandchildren love these sugar cookies.” These crisp cookies will melt in your mouth. Their subtle macadamia nut, cinnamon and orange peel flavors go perfectly together.
—Lee Doverspike, North Ridgeville, Ohio
The recipe for these two loaves and the creamy strawberry spread came from my mother's collection. I added macadamia nuts to give the fruit bread a fun crunch and tropical flair. —Pat Stewart
Lees Summit, Missouri
If you like cookies with a crunch, you'll love these golden treats. Crushed peanut brittle adds an expected kick to the vanilla chips and brown sugar that flavor the dough. It's hard to believe something this easy to make tastes so terrific.
A delightful delicate orange flavor in the cookie and frosting in these treats is unexpected. It pairs nicely with the macadamia nuts for a fun tropical flair. I know you’ll enjoy these.—Laura Oslon, Manchester, Missouri
Flora Alers of Clinton, Maryland transforms a boxed white cake mix into a big batch of tasty cookies that are filled with coconut, nuts and chocolate chips. "This recipe requires just six ingredients, so you can mix up the batter in a jiffy," she shares.
I ordered this entree at a restaurant on our first wedding anniversary. It was so delicious, I couldn't wait to re-create the recipe at home. Every time I make it, my husband and I recall a very special evening.
“Because my mother-in-law loves macadamia nuts and my daughter prefers white chocolate to milk chocolate, I came up with this fun twist on classic turtle candy. Now a family favorite, it goes together in minutes for great gifts, too!” Larisa Sarver - LaSalle, Illinois