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Whole Wheat Strawberry Shortcakes

Nothing says spring better than a fresh strawberry shortcake. Heaven. My mother and I usually make this with strawberries we picked ourselves. —Sarah Hatter, Brodhead, Wisconsin
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Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie

Starring fresh-from-the-patch berries, this ruby-red pie comes from Barbara Budlow Schneider, whose recipe appears in their family cookbook, pens Linda Skiles of Lyons, Wisconsin.

Contest-Winning Glazed Pineapple Pie

Contest-Winning Glazed Pineapple Pie

Contest-Winning Glazed Pineapple Pie

Just for fun, I enter my favorite pie recipes in area contests and fairs. This one is a guaranteed winner. It's so pretty with a golden crust and drizzles of glaze. Plus, the coconut adds a tropical accent to the tangy pineapple inside.

Cat Cake

Cat Cake

Cat Cake

Everyone will be purring with delight when they see—and taste—this cat cake. We used a store-bought cake mix for the body and head and purchased sponge cake for the ears, paws and tail. Then they whipped up fluffy frosting to serve as "fur" and fashioned features from candy.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
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Hamburger Cookies

Hamburger Cookies

Hamburger Cookies

Just like Darlene Markel's Caramel Apple Bites (see recipe finder), Pat Carter shares a sweet treat children can help create. "My daughters and I form an assembly line to put these 'sandwich' cookies together," she reveals from Clearwater, Florida. "We have lots of fun, and the cookies taste great."

Hawaiian Cheesecake

Hawaiian Cheesecake

Hawaiian Cheesecake

A TASTE of the tropics is as close as your kitchen, thanks to the delectable dessert here! To complement Michele Crawford's exotic party projects, CT's cooks baked a creamy cheesecake on a coconut crust. Then they covered their confection with a homemade pineapple sauce for fresh fruit flavor. A colorful edible orchid tops off this tempting treat that's a breeze to prepare. Just follow the recipe below!

Spiced Cherry Bells

Spiced Cherry Bells

Spiced Cherry Bells

Coffee and ginger flavor this old-fashioned recipe Peggy Graving of Butte, Montana received from her mother-in-law years ago. "I always bake up a batch for the dessert buffet I host on Christmas Eve," Peggy writes. "Everyone comments on the taste, and the bell shape of the cookies adds to the festive occasion."

Raspberry Mousse In Chocolate Cups

Raspberry Mousse In Chocolate Cups

Raspberry Mousse In Chocolate Cups

READY for an outpouring of compliments? You'll get lots when you serve these decadent desserts! "A friend shared the recipe with me after she prepared it for my birthday," Ann says. "She simply covered plastic glasses with melted confectionery coating, let it harden and then removed the plastic to create edible treats." A mouthwatering raspberry mousse completes the candy cups. If you like, add a berry and mint garnish on top.—Ann White, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Caramel Nut Marshmallows

Caramel Nut Marshmallows

Caramel Nut Marshmallows

These are a different kind of treat for the holiday candy plate. I had this recipe long before microwaves, but now preparation is much easier.—Berdine See, Independence, Iowa

Cinnamon Peach Enchiladas

Cinnamon Peach Enchiladas

Cinnamon Peach Enchiladas

These sweet enchiladas from Irene Glembotskaya of Brooklyn, New York are a pleasant change from traditional peach pie--and a whole lot easier. Simply fill warmed tortillas with a cinnamon-peach mixture, then wait for the compliments.

Chocolate-Praline Layer Cake

Chocolate-Praline Layer Cake

Chocolate-Praline Layer Cake

For the chocolate-lover in all of us, this dessert is the one. Packed with pecans, the luscious layers are topped off with heart-shaped chocolate candies. Every day is Valentine’s Day with this cake!—Kathy Engler, Brookfield, Wisconsin

Contest-Winning Raspberry Meringue Pie

Contest-Winning Raspberry Meringue Pie

Contest-Winning Raspberry Meringue Pie

Whether my husband and I are hosting a backyard barbecue or a formal dinner, we love treating guests to this raspberry pie. I transport it to potlucks or family gathering in my extra-deep cake carrier so the meringue stays intact.
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