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Coconut Fruitcake

Coconut Fruitcake

Coconut Fruitcake

A neighbor gave me this recipe when we first moved to this small town, saying it dated back to the 1800s and everybody in the area made it. I soon discovered why when I took a taste...and I'm not a fruitcake fan! —Lorraine Groh, Ferryville, Wisconsin

Favorite Coconut Meringue Pie

Favorite Coconut Meringue Pie

Favorite Coconut Meringue Pie

We usually have a good selection of pies at our neighborhood get-togethers, but I always come home with an empty pan when I bring this classic. Friends line up for a creamy slice, topped with golden meringue and toasted coconut. —Betty Sitzman, Wray, Colorado

Glazed Blackberry Pie

Glazed Blackberry Pie

Glazed Blackberry Pie

I use the first ripe berries of the season to make this fruity pie.—Monica Gross, Downey, California
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Glazed Chocolate Chip Brownies

Glazed Chocolate Chip Brownies

Glazed Chocolate Chip Brownies

Shortly after we married, my husband asked if I would bake up a pan of brownies for him to take to work. I said, "Sure—I have the best recipe." He liked to cook, too, and said hehad the best recipe. To settle the matter, we each baked a batch and let his co-workers decide. My recipe won!

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

This luscious, lemony cake recipe from Betty Bjarnason is one of many collected by Brenda Wood of Egbert, Ontario for a reunion cookbook.

Lemon Surprise Cheesecake

Lemon Surprise Cheesecake

Lemon Surprise Cheesecake

Lemon flavors sparkle throughout this cheesecake, from the crust to the filling to the topping. Build up the edges of the cheesecake to keep the lemon filling right where you want it. —Karen Chesnut, Clarksburg, California

Mounds Balls

Mounds Balls

Mounds Balls

I make these bite-sized treats as gifts for friends—and I get lots of thank-you notes in return. The mailman doesn't mind delivering them, though. He gets a box of candy, too! We have three generations of family working together on our dairy farm in the "thumb" of Michigan. Everyone agrees these milky morsels promote our product deliciously. —Kathy Dorman, Snover, Michigan

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie Mix

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie Mix

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie Mix

Who wouldn't want to find a jar of this simply delicious cookie mix, loaded with cranberries, walnuts and shredded wheat, under their tree as a gift? Be sure to include a list of added ingredients and instructions for quick baking. Yum! —Sarah Wilson, Republic, Washington

Peaches and Cream Torte

Peaches and Cream Torte

Peaches and Cream Torte

This is the dessert I make when I'm craving something cool and fruity. It's a lovely ending to any meal. The cream cheese adds zing to the fluffy filling. —Elva Roberts, Summerside, Prince Edward Island

Peanut & Banana Cupcakes

Peanut & Banana Cupcakes

Peanut & Banana Cupcakes

If you want a cupcake that'll wow a crowd, look no further. These are great for dessert or as a snack, and have a nice sweet, salty balance. —Mary Ann Lee, Clifton Park, New York

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fondue

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fondue

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fondue

When the family wanted to do a little celebrating over the years, I would make this fondue. It's fun to gather around the table to get a taste of it.—Beverly Olthaus, Cinncinati, Ohio
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