Meet the Cook: I wish I knew who to thank for the idea for my cake. I first saw it on the dessert table at a picnic. Later, for something different, I did my own variation.
As a minister's wife for 58 years, I have tried many new dishes! Loyal and I have two children...four grandchildren...and two great-grandchildren.
-Lola Wiemer, Clarklake, Michigan
WHEN Mom made pies to feed the crew during wheat harvest, she always had plenty of dough left over, so she treated us kids to apple dumplings.
I've carried on this tradition in my own family. Now my husband and I enjoy this special dessert even when I'm not baking pies.
"This rich and fluffy no-bake dessert has a proven track record in our family," reports Teena Lang from Mt. Vernon, Ohio. "It's easy to make the night before a reunion or church supper. Then just take it out of the fridge and go."
Trish Quinn of Cheyenne, Wyoming brings a fireside favorite indoors with the tast-tempting treats she fixes for movie and game nights. Kids of all ages will gobble up the individual graham cracker tarts filled with a fudgy brownie and golden marshmallows before asking, "Can I have s'more?"
There's something for everyone in these delectable bars, from coconut and chocolate chips to walnuts and toffee. They're popular with kids and adults alike, so make a big batch. You'll be amazed at how fast they vanish! —Judith Strohmeyer, Albrightsville, Pennsylvania
Canned frosting, peppermint extract and chocolate candy coating quickly turn crackers into these wonderful little no-bake cookies. My children and I like to assemble them for parties and holidays. I hope you and your family enjoy them as much as we do.
-Melissa Thompson, Anderson, Ohio
"These cute cookie pops are a big hit at bake sales," writes Brenda Bawdon of Alpena, South Dakota. "I sell them for $1 a piece and they disappear! The bright and cheery faces catch the kids' eyes, making them surefire sellers."
You can't go wrong with these cute tarts with their chocolaty whipped filling. They're so yummy that you'll want to split the third one between the two of you! “This recipe is as easy as it is delicious,” notes Tina Wooten of Brandon, Florida.
Featuring crunchy cereal, colorful candies, pecans and loads of peanut butter flavor, these chocolaty bites offer plenty of make-ahead convenience. "They're easy to whip up when you're in a hurry," notes Debbie Zorn from Vidalia, Georgia.