I have to give my husband credit for this cheesecake. He found a recipe like it and asked if I could make it for him. I always make it for his birthday, and my four-year-old daughter loves to help.—Monika Walsh, Monterey, California
If you like curry, you'll love this unique soup from Kathy Hill of Catlettsburg, Kentucky. She generously flavors it with that spice, as well as garlic, red pepper flakes and coriander. For extra flair, serve each hot bowlful with a dollop of sour cream.
I love this recipe because it is so full of wonderful flavors. A little spicy and a little sweet, these fabulous meatballs score huge at tailgate parties or holiday buffets. —Joyce Conway, Westerville, Ohio
These goodies are fit treats for any age, as Glendale Heights, Illinois resident Ruth Calcagno well knows. "Our children loved them when they were young," she explains. "Now that they're grown, they're sharing them with their children—and still enjoying the doughnuts themselves, too!"—Ruth Calcagno, Glendale Heights, Illinois
This is a great-tasting breakfast dish. It's perfect for the holidays, but we enjoy it anytime. It's made the evening before, so in the morning you can just pop it in the oven and have a delicious breakfast in no time!—Joanne Wessel, Greenwood, Indiana
This extraordinary dessert showcases four homemade components: pumpkin ice cream, candy, cream puffs and a wine sauce. The effort is worthwhile...and all the elements have make-ahead aspects.—Richard Lasher, Stuarts Draft, Virginia
The winter holidays are my favorite time of year, and this spiced pumpkin drink is one reason I love the season so much. If you don't have a coffee maker, it's okay to use instant coffee—just make it stronger.—Kathie Perez, East Peoria, Illinois