A "fool" is a British dessert that's usually made with custard. This is a modified, quicker version I created. My kids love it because it doesn't taste like rhubarbso I guess it's well named! —Cheryl Miller, Fort Collins, Colorado
"When the weather gets hot, my family really enjoys this cool combination of chocolate and mint," says Fran Skaff of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin. "It doesn't require an ice cream makerall that you need is an ordinary freezer. My ice cream's versatile, too. We've used crushed Heath bars, Oreo cookies and miniature chocolate chips in place of the Andes candies."
"Oregon produces some of the best apples in the country, so we're always coming up with new and delicious ways to serve them," comments Jayne Schilling, who lives in Salem. "The sweet sauce with tender chunks of apple is heavenly over ice cream, gingerbread or pound cake."
A neighbor who always had a large garden showed me how to make these easy, buttery potatoes. For a flavor twist, sometimes I substitute fresh or dried dill for the parsley.Kathie Morris, Redmond, Oregon
Instead of topping juicy cheeseburgers with sauteed mushrooms, include some savory 'shrooms in the meat mixture for a new twist! Folks will be pleasantly surprised with these deluxe sandwiches...bite after bite.
In Ozona, Texas, Kaleta Shepperson loads her potatoes with a taco topping that's quick, easy and flavorful. "Everyone who tries these potatoes likes them," she comments. "They're almost a meal by themselves. I serve them with breadsticks, a green salad and dessert."
In her Minneapolis, Minnesota kitchen, Mary Ann Kosmas creates this quick and colorful medley of fresh zucchini, summer squash and red pepper. "It's a flavorful way to use up my garden bounty," she notes, "and the dill adds wonderful herb flavor."
When I first started to make these crunchy and satisfying pickles, I wasn't sure if freezing cucumbers would actually work. To my surprise, they come out perfect! Now I make enough to take them to picnics or give as gifts to friends and neighbors. —Connie Goense, Pembroke Pine, Florida
Darlene Markel of Sublimity, Oregon relies on Ramen noodles to stretch this appealing stir-fry. "You can use whatever vegetables you happen to have on hand," she suggests. "The dish is different every time I make it."