A small chocolate cake can be just as good as a large one. Plus, none of it goes to waste. Husband Loren and I love its terrific from-scratch taste and rich chocolate frosting.—Paula Anderson, Springfield, Illinois
THIS cookie recipe comes close to the wonderful taste of chocolate that Mama was able to produce in her cakes and cookies.
Because of the "crackles" in these cookies, my granddaughter tells me I've made a mistake when I bake them. "But they taste so good," she adds.
-Ruth Cain, Hartselle, Alabama
THIS RECIPE brings back many warm memories of the important people in my life.
My grandmother always made this pudding for holiday gatherings...my mother served it to us often as we were growing up...and now I make it as a special treat for my family.
-Peggy Foster, La Plata, Missouri
IT SEEMS Mom was always making biscuits. She served them plain for breakfast and dinner, especially when we had stew or baked beans.
My favorite was when she served them like this—topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream! —Elaine Gagnon
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
THIS CAKE is so moist it doesn't need frosting. I simply sprinkle powdered sugar over the top. It's my favorite dessert to bring for potlucks, and there's never a piece left to take home!
-Beulah Sak, Fairport, New York
I LEARNED to make these brownies in 1957 in home economics class. They were the first goodies I'd ever baked by myself.
Now, 40 years later, I still make a batch occasionally. The recipe calls for basic ingredients on hand in most every kitchen, and the rich chocolate flavor is delicious.
-Lorraine Silver, Chicopee, Massachusetts
DELICIOUS with ice cream or whipped topping, this dessert is always a welcome treat at our table. We especially like it served warm.
I make this often year-round, but it's even tastier in the fall with newly harvested apples.
-Patricia Gross, Etna Green, Indiana
MY FAVORITE time to visit my grandmother was when she'd just taken her crumb cake out of the oven. A warm piece of that cake with a cold glass of milk was the best treat.
I remember Grandma was able to simply look at the batter and know if it was right...and it was perfect every time.
-Kathy Lucas, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
After one taste, your family will agree rhubarb never tasted so good! The sweet sauce will disappear so fast when you serve it over ice cream that you might want to keep some on hand to serve over pancakes, waffles...even French toast.