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A friend gave me this recipe because she knew how much I like chocolate-covered cherries. Coconut and nuts make this version absolutely divine.
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Lime Angel Food Cake

Lime Angel Food Cake

Lime Angel Food Cake

For my husband's family reunion, I took a store-bought angel food cake and turned it into this special dessert with a lovely lime cream frosting topped with toasted coconut. It went over big! —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania

Chunky Peanut Brittle

Chunky Peanut Brittle

Chunky Peanut Brittle

As a farm girl, I often made Christmas goodies with my mother for our family of eight candy-loving kids. Now, my own children and grandkids say the season wouldn't by the same without a tray filled with this chocolaty peanut brittle.

Walnut Tart

Walnut Tart

Walnut Tart

Meet the Cook: The first time my husband tried this, he said there ought to be a law against anything tasting so good! I've served it at picnics and family occasions...and even once at a bridal shower. It's fine either as a dessert or for breakfast. We are the parents of three grown children and grandparents of two. -Rovena Wallace, Trafford, Pennsylvania
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Raspberry Almonettes

Raspberry Almonettes

Raspberry Almonettes

Sometimes that “missing ingredient” idea comes to me in my sleep, and I have to jot it down. The surprising filling in these cookies make them fun to bake and even more fun to eat! —Angela Sheridan, Opdyke, Illinois

Rocky Road Freeze

Rocky Road Freeze

Rocky Road Freeze

Meet the Cook: Vary my recipe if you like. In place of peanuts, try using walnuts, pecans or cashews on occasion. Or substitute peanut butter chips for the chocolate chips. For a luscious dessert-on-the-go, put a double dip into a cone. You can also serve this for fancy occasions...it looks luxurious in a clear-glass sauce dish. -Sheila Berry, Carrying Place, Ontario

Raisin Date Bread Pudding

Raisin Date Bread Pudding

Raisin Date Bread Pudding

All my leftover bread ends (raisin bread is a favorite in this house) and buns go in the freezer. Then, when I've stashed away enough, I whip up a batch of this pudding. It's an all-occasion dish—I've made it for holidays, potlucks, picnics...for any occasion or no occasion! I've been making my bread pudding since I was a girl—the recipe originated with my great-aunt. My husband, who cash-crops with his father and brother, loves it. We're the parents of two children, a 2-y

Piggy Pops

Piggy Pops

Piggy Pops

Anyone with a sweet tooth will go hog wild for these candy-coated pigs. My mother-in-law and I made the cute, cookie pops for a bake sale.—Lorri Reinhardt, Big Bend, Wisconsin

Golden Lemon Glazed Cheesecake

Golden Lemon Glazed Cheesecake

Golden Lemon Glazed Cheesecake

At our church, we give seven performances of a Living Christmas Tree every holiday season—then hold an open house after each one, I've served this lemony cheesecake at those gatherings for years, and it's always gotten raves.

Mocha Cream Cheese Mousse

Mocha Cream Cheese Mousse

Mocha Cream Cheese Mousse

If you and your sweetie could use some tasty TLC, put together this mouthwatering mousse. It satisfies a chocolate-coffee craving, and the cream cheese adds velvety richness.—Beth Allard, Belmont, New Hampshire

Peanut Butter 'N' Jelly Cake

Peanut Butter  'N' Jelly Cake

Peanut Butter 'N' Jelly Cake

I made this fun and flavorful treat for my son's first birthday. He just turned 33, and he still has to have his favorite cake. Kids of any age have a hard time turning down peanut butter and jelly-especially when it comes tucked into cake and frosting!

Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse

Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse

Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse

Indulge your sweet tooth with this refreshing berry dessert. I've been making it for years. It's like a no-bake cheesecake without the crust. —Virginia Anthony, Jacksonville, FL
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