This recipe is one of my family's favorites, and I make these treats a lot, especially at Christmas. I have 3 children and 8 grandchildren, and every one of them loves those "peanut butter thingies", as the grandchildren call them! —Jodie McCoy, Tulsa, Oklahoma
When Crafting Traditions staffers saw the enticing cake recipe Gloria shared recently, they excitedly added it to our sweet gathering of birthday treats. And for good reasonto make it, Gloria uses candy-flavored ice cream! "This is the kind of dessert that's perfect for any special occasion," Gloria comments. "Traditionally, I fix it for our December 24 celebration." What's also nice is the fact that the cake can be made a few days ahead and stored in the freezer until the celebration starts. "It always looks fresh and tastes great," Gloria assures.
The idea to hang Easter egg-shaped cookies from a tree came from hanging gingerbread cookies on a Christmas tree. You can use the tree as a decoration, then at the end of the meal, kids and adults alike can help themselves to dessert.Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Surprise your favorite fan on his birthday with a cake he's bound to get a kick out of! This cake can cover the field for non-birthday occasions, as well. Think what a hit it would be at a Super Bowl party, taken along for tailgating at a game this fall, or at a bake sale to raise funds for the local school football team, cheerleaders or pep band! —Ruth Andrewson, Leavenworth, Washington
These cute, tender cupcakes are creamy and not too sweet. They look fancy but are quick to fix...and even a big platter of these timeless treats disappears in no time. I've been making desserts since I was a youngster, the oldest of several sisters.
"My grandmother passed down this ice cream recipe years ago," recalls Jo Snyder of South Bend, Indiana. "Our kids loved it when I made it into Popsicles. Now our grandchildren enjoy the frozen treats when they visit...the older ones can assemble them on their own."
Your reminders to "eat your fruit" will finally stick, once kids take a lick of these mmm-melony snacks. A perfect use for over-ripe cantaloupe, these pops make a light dessert or healthy between-meal refresher.