This nutty, golden cake is one of my mom's best. It's a wonderfully different use for pumpkin. With a holiday taste and beautiful look, it's bound to become a favorite with your family, too. Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana
Meet the Cook: For me, baking is a relaxation rather than a chore. This is one of my favorites, a dessert I adapted from a neighbor's recipe for praline chocolate pie.
The house my husband and I live in is in the suburbs, overlooking fields.
-Sandra Haase, Baltimore, Maryland
Meet the Cook: If a recipe has pumpkin in it, it's likely I'll enjoy it! This one resulted when I added my favorite key ingredient to an old recipe for spice cake that I had. Everyone who's tried it has enjoyed it.
We have two children, 7 and 4.
-Roberta Peck, Fort Hill, Pennsylvania
This recipe is from central Ohio, which is the heart of pumpkin country, so it definitely represents our area! I got the basic recipe from a niece and made a few changes. Now it's one of my family's year-round favorite desserts!
Here's a tasteful way to get everyone into the "spirit" of the season! Little ones in particular find her custards irresistible, reals Suzanne Strocsher of Bothell, Washington. "Our young daughter is always eager to help make these desserts," Suzanne states. "They're full of sweet pumpkin flavor, and the treats are just the right size for her too."
The first time I made this for my family, they gobbled up this wonderful change-of-pace holiday dessert. It has a scrumptious layer of apples under the pumpkin.Elizabeth Montogomery, Taylorville, Illinois
Nothing beats this creamy pudding for homemade pumpkin pie flavor. I can make this comforting pudding in the morning or even the night before and pop it in the refrigerator until supper. It's one of my family's favorite dessert.Gloria Jarrett, Loveland, Ohio