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
Sharon Mensing from Greenfield, Iowa combines two kid-friendly flavors in this speedy salad. "Children can help out by slicing and arranging the bananas," she suggests. "Then just stir up the dressing and serve in minutes."
"This no-bake snack mix is a real treat for kids, and you can easily increase the amount to fit your needs," writes Kara De la Vega of Suisun City, California. "Place it in individual plastic bags or pour some into colored ice cream cones and cover with plastic wrap for a fun presentation.
Served as an entree over hot cooked rice, these delicious drummettes have plenty of personality—with sweet red pepper for color, red pepper flakes for zip and peanuts for crunch. They're quick and easy to fix, too.
-Kathleen Evans, Lacey, Washington
A touch of hot pepper sauce gives a unique zip to this crunchy confection from Janie Sanders of Vicksburg, Mississippi. "We call it blistering brittle," she says. The mixture reaches hard-crack stage in the microwave, so you don't even need a candy thermometer for this brittle.
It's hard to find recipes that have enough flavor to satisfy my husband without overwhelming our kids. This Southwestern take on pork tenderloin earned a thumbs-up from them all!
—Margaret Steele of North Vancouver, British Columbia