Country Woman Desserts

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Sunflower Potluck Cake

Sunflower Potluck Cake

Sunflower Potluck Cake

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

Chocolate-Covered White Cheesecake

Chocolate-Covered White Cheesecake

Chocolate-Covered White Cheesecake

The inside scoop on this tasty treat is the white chocolate center, which makes for an especially rich dessert appropriate for celebrating New Year's. Carol Staniger of Springdale, Arkansas serves it when company calls and at holiday meals.

Spring Rhubarb Torte

Spring Rhubarb Torte

Spring Rhubarb Torte

This torte signals springtime at Audrey Groe's Lake Mills, Iowa home. "Our 40-year-old rhubarb plants provide the filling, and they're always ready first thing in spring." she relates. "So it's a family tradition to bake it."—Audrey Groe, Lake Mills, Iowa

Honey Pecan Cheesecake

Honey Pecan Cheesecake

Honey Pecan Cheesecake

Meet the Cook: Birthdays and holidays are great times for cheesecake, and Thanksgiving's ideal for this particular one. In our annual church bake-off, it won first place. I'm a stay-at-home mom to a son, 5...with the energy of 10 kangaroos! -Tish Frish, Hampden, Maine

Cranberry Slices

Cranberry Slices

Cranberry Slices

The holidays wouldn't be complete without a plateful of homemade cookies to give family and friends. Try these for gifts.—American Dairy Assoc, Stacy Duffy, Chicago, Illinois

Oat-Fashioned Strawberry Dessert

Oat-Fashioned Strawberry Dessert

Oat-Fashioned Strawberry Dessert

Meet the Cook: Thanks to this dessert, our house is a popular place in summertime. I make it for family get-togethers, picnics and potlucks, too. It's a treat on a breakfast or brunch buffet also. We like it best with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. We're the parents of a grown son. -Linda Forrest, Belleville, Ontario

Giant Snowball Cake

Giant Snowball Cake

Giant Snowball Cake

Just like the frosty version would, this snowball is sure to disappear fast at warm-weather gatherings! Tangy citrus is the delightful surprise when you taste the coconut-topped confection from Betty Friesen of Lake Oswego, Oregon. "My family's enjoyed the refreshing dessert at Christmas for nearly 50 years," she writes. "But it would be wonderful any time.

Cranberry Almond Bark

Cranberry Almond Bark

Cranberry Almond Bark

The addition of dried cranberries makes this almond bark extra special. It looks impressive by its really quick and easy to make.—Elizabeth Hodges, Regina Beach, Saskatchewan

Creepy Cupcakes

Creepy Cupcakes

Creepy Cupcakes

With chocolate bodies and licorice legs, these cute spiders on cobwebs will "catch" attention fast! They're easy to scare up, too—our home economists simply put a Halloween spin on cupcakes they baked from a purchased mix.

Spooky Cream Puffs

Spooky Cream Puffs

Spooky Cream Puffs

Boo! These goblins to gobble at Halloween events are sure to get grins, since our Test Kitchen cooks stuffed the puffs with the favorite pair of peanut butter and jam (plus even more treats such as whipped topping and cream cheese).

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzels

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzels

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzels

"The treats are easy for any age to make but pretty enough to share with friends. You can add color sprinkles to customize them for any holiday or occasion," relates Marcia Porch of Winter Park, Florida.
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