My four grandsons stated attending "Grandma's Cooking School" when they were as young as 4. This recipe from my hand-written cookbook is a favorite of the youngest, Brandon. He has fun making them and is always delighted with the results as is the rest of the family.—Helen Hilbert, Liverpool, New York
I love the excellent texture of this old-fashioned streusel-topped coffee cake. Always a crowd-pleaser, its pleasing vanilla flavor enriched by sour cream may remind you of breakfast at Grandma's!
—Eleanor Harris, Cape Coral, Florida
In shape for the holidays, these confections from Salem, Oregon's Darlene Brenden are made from a recipe her mother handed down. "I still think her breads are better than mine--even when we're using the same recipe!" Darlene admits.
A refreshing salad or side dish, this recipe impresses family and guests with its striking rosy color. It's a delightfully different alternative to traditional cranberry sauce-the nuts add a tasty crunch.
This moist cake is so easy to make because it mixes in one bowl. Slice it at the table so everyone can see how beautiful it is. Make one for your dinner and another for a friend.
-Marge Clark, West Lebanon, Indiana
My mother served this dessert one year after a big holiday meal. We all thought it was delicious. Since then I've made it for various clubs that meet with dessert on their minds!
-Carla Hodenfield, Ray, North Dakota
Dream Bars come from Hillary Lawson of Plummer, Idaho. "These bar cookies are a family favorite and excellent travelers," explains Hillary. "Wonderfully moist and chewy, they're define winners with the men and kids."
My mother passed this recipe on to me. The moist bars have a delightful fruity taste, perfect for potlucks in winter and spring when fresh fruit is limited and expensive.
-Linda Tackman, Escanaba, Michigan