These pancakes have less sodium per serving than other pancakes made from mixes. Decrease sodium even further by stretching the mix with banana, oats and walnuts. In our house we just sprinkle these with a little confectioners' sugar, because the fruit is so sweet you don't need syrup. — Patricia Swart, Galloway , New Jersey
When company is coming for lunch, this is my favorite sandwich to make, since it looks and tastes a bit fancy. Even kids like it because of the crunchy nuts and creamy filling.
-Glenda Schwarz, Morden, Manitoba
This is my son's favorite cake, and when he asks for it for his special birthday cake, he usually gets it!
It's easy to make, and a good dessert to take to potlucks or social functions. There's always someone who wants the recipe, and I'm more than happy to oblige.
Often, I'll find a recipe that sounds interesting, copy it down and put my own twist on it. That's just what I did with these Brownie Ice Cream Cones. I make them for our children when they have friends over. —Marlene Rhodes, Panama City, Florida
Packed with zest, this raisin salad from Marshfield, Missouri reader Bernice Morris is a lively addition to a country meal. "It's easy to prepare and good for you, too. The walnuts and broccoli add lots of crunch," she notes.
Ruth Glick coats apples, grapes, banana and walnuts with a creamy dressing to make this Waldorf-like salad. "I experimented with many different versions of this recipe until I got it just right," says the Apple Creek, Ohio cook.
"Seconds are common once folks try these wonderfully satisfying sweet potatoesthey're smothered with a cinnamon-orange sauce and dotted with walnuts," writes Bonnie Baumgardner from her home in Sylva, North Carolina.
On special occasions when we were growing up, my mother would make as many as four batches of these delicious cinnamon rolls to satisfy the appetites of her eight ravenous children. Today this recipe is still a hit.