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My aunt always brought s’mores-style bars to our family's summer cottage. Plain or frosted, they’re perfect for eating on the run. —Elizabeth King, Duluth, Minnesota
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Ladyfinger Trifle

Ladyfinger Trifle

Ladyfinger Trifle

During the busy holiday season, you'll want to stock your pantry with the ingredients for this fast and festive dessert from Gloria Aegerter. "This trifle is easy to make," reports the Summerfield, Florida cook. "It looks so pretty in a glass bowl-people will think you fussed."

Licorice Cookie Strips

Licorice Cookie Strips

Licorice Cookie Strips

If you like the flavor of licorice, you'll love these crispy cookies. When our six children were young, I often made them for lunches or after-school snacks. Flattening the dough logs with a fork gives them a pretty look. Once they're baked, it's a breeze to cut them into strips.

Quicker Lemon Angel Food Supreme

Quicker Lemon Angel Food Supreme

Quicker Lemon Angel Food Supreme

Boxed angel food cake speeds prep time but retains the cake's home-baked taste. And the no-cook version of sauce uses handy prepared lemon pie filling and whipped topping for fuss-free fixing and old-fashioned results.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
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Light Lemon Cake

Light Lemon Cake

Light Lemon Cake

"I revised a recipe that appeared in the newspaper to come up with this lemony cake topped with a light and creamy frosting," shares Edna Thomas of Warsaw, Indiana. "Not only is it fast to fix, but it serves a crowd."

Slow Cooked Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Slow Cooked Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Slow Cooked Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

This tart and tangy fruit sauce is excellent over pound cake or ice cream. I've served this rosy-colored mixture many times and gotten rave reviews from friends and family. —Judith Wasman, Harkers Island, North Carolina

Orange Poached Pears

Orange Poached Pears

Orange Poached Pears

"Drizzling a chocolate sauce over orange-flavored pears brings a formal dinner to an elegant conclusion," writes Jacquie Ogden from Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Add a strip of orange peel to each serving for a finishing touch.

Caramel Coconut Stars

Caramel Coconut Stars

Caramel Coconut Stars

My grandma always used to bake her holiday cookies with coconut, and these crisp homemade treats remind me of her. They’re a fun, simple twist on sugar cookie cutouts. —Liz Delia, Oswego, New York

Peppermint Topping

Peppermint Topping

Peppermint Topping

Turn ice cream into a special treat with this tasty sauce. Kids and adults alike will love its cool, sweet flavors. Kelly Ann Gray - Beaufort, South Carolina

Red Velvet White Chip Cookies

Red Velvet White Chip Cookies

Red Velvet White Chip Cookies

These cookies are soft, chewy and taste as good as they sound. The first time I baked them, I took them to an aunt's yard sale. Now they’re my go-to for any special event. —Samantha Gstalder, Montoursville, PA

Mint Chocolate Chip Pie

Mint Chocolate Chip Pie

Mint Chocolate Chip Pie

You'll need only three ingredients to fix this refreshing make-ahead dessert that features a cool combination of mint and chocolate. "When time is short, it's so handy to pull this no-fuss pie out of the freezer for company," notes Dolores Scofield of West Shokan, New York.

Crunchy Chocolate Pudding Squares

Crunchy Chocolate Pudding Squares

Crunchy Chocolate Pudding Squares

This is the best dessert ever! The secret is the rich crunchy crust made with chopped pecans. It's so simple to make, but tastes wonderful.—Kimberly Lund, Park City, Kansas
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