"When we were growing up on the farm, homemade ice cream was our favorite dessert," recalls Lucile Proctor of Panguitch, Utah, who now makes it for her own family. Enjoy her recipe "solo" or topped with sauce, fruit or nuts for a spectacular sundae.
When my husband, Bob, and our three sons sit down to dinner, they ask, "What's for dessert?" I have a happy group of guys when I report that these rich bars are on the menu. They're chockfull of yummy ingredients.
-Lee Ann Karnowski, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Although it's simple to make, this dessert is the No. 1 favorite at my house. And when I serve it to guests, I'm always asked for the recipe. You can use strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries—whatever's in season.—Sally Kendrick, Bishop, California
Grandpa's farm was the setting for our serviceman son's wedding to his German bride. The reception included special touches like these impressive elegant pastries. They look beautiful and taste marvelous.
I found this recipe in a Midwestern cookbook. My friends and family consider it one of their favorite desserts. I like it because it's so easy to make. One delectable slice calls for another!
-DeEtta Twedt, Mesa, Arizona
Guests won’t be able to resist this silky chocolate fondue made extra-special with butterscotch chips, marshmallow creme and coconut. “Bananas are my favorite fruit for dipping, but apple wedges, pineapple chunks and maraschino cherries work, too.”—Sarita Naegeli, Edmond, Oklahoma
When I was growing up, we'd have taffy pulling parties. The more experienced taffy pullers could make the long strips of shiny candy pop as they worked it into rope-like streamers.—Sherrill Bennett, Rayville, Louisiana
This pretty pastry from Kathryn Rogers of Suisun City, California looks like it came from a fancy bakery. "My sister-in-law brought this fruity dessert to dinner one night, and we all went back for seconds. It is truly scrumptious," says Kathryn.
"A scrumptious dessert just for one is even more satisfying if it's quick and easy like this fun treat," says Tammy Clark from Duvall, Washington. "I love the crusty chewy cake and warm raspberry filling."