South Carolina is one of the leading producers of peaches. Luckily, we live only 3 miles from a large peach orchard. This ice cream is one of my most popular uses for the luscious fruit. We can hardly wait for the harvest so we can enjoy it.
LIKE MAGIC, these bewitching treats can appear in a flash—and are sure to charm your guests on Halloween!
The whimsical witch, pumpkins and candy-filled cauldron consist of marzipan, edible clay that's simple to shape and sweet to eat. You can make it using the basic recipe on the next page.
Once you see how easy marzipan is to prepare, you'll likely want to come up with your own creations for Christmas, Easter and other occasions, too!
PRICKLY as it might appear, this dessert from the desert is one your guests will get their hands on in a hurry! Starting mouths watering will be the confection's deliciously moist chocolate cake—featuring a hint of mocha flavor—from crafty cook Opal Foss. A cactus plant grew out of her recipe, thanks to CT's kitchen staff. They baked the mix in loaf pans, then topped the treats with green frosting, licorice "spines" and gumdrop "flowers". You can do the same for a fun-filled birthday fiesta!
More than 20 years ago, we began baking pies in our home for auctions and a local pie delivery route. Now we sell 60 different varieties of pies to supermarkets, restaurants and customers in our retail shop!—Marilyn Hanshaw and Connie Allen, Washington, Kansas
Since I usually have all the ingredients on hand, this cobbler is as easy as pie to assemble. Often, I'll change the canned filling to another fruit flavor. Try raspberry, peach, apricot or my personal favorite, strawberry.—Heidi Wilcox, Lapeer, Michigan
"This down-home dessert takes on a touch of elegance when I serve it warm and drizzled with a thin orange custard sauce," relates Margery Richmond of Fort Collins, Colorado. "It's so pretty that I often make it for dinner guests using either fresh or frozen cranberries."
Looking for a light and lemony delicate delight of a dessert? Aida Von Babbel of Coquitlam, British Columbia recommends this old-fashioned family favorite. "It is cake-like on top with a custard texture on the bottom," she says.
"My husband's favorite pudding is this one that my mother used to make," recalls Sue Knapp from her home in Camden, Michigan. "But it gets so many compliments at our family gatherings that I also use it as a pie filling on special occasions!"
"This is one of my family's all-time favorites," writes Shirley Privatsky of Dickinson, North Dakota. "It's so festive looking-especially when served in a clear glass bowl or topped with raspberries like a sundae."
Pineapple puts a different twist on this moist and flavorful bread pudding from Margie Behnke of Neenah, Wisconsin. "This festive pudding couldn't be easier to make or more delicious to dish up," shares Margie. "And it's just wonderful reheated."