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For a good friend moving to L.A., I made a galette of blueberries, creamy goat cheese and fresh basil. Bake one, share it and start a precious memory. —Ashley Lecker, Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Raspberry Mocha Torte

Raspberry Mocha Torte

Raspberry Mocha Torte

I combined three of my favorite things to make this dessert...raspberries, chocolate and coffee.—Adrene Schmidt, Waldersee, Manitoba

Apple Blackberry Pie

Apple Blackberry Pie

Apple Blackberry Pie

After a blackberry-picking trip, my husband and I decided to include a few in a apple pie we were making. It was the best we'd ever tasted! We live near the mountains with our two children. Ingredients for fruit pies grow all around us.

Grilled Honey Balsamic-Glazed Fruit

Grilled Honey Balsamic-Glazed Fruit

Grilled Honey Balsamic-Glazed Fruit

One summer, my mother-in-law made us grilled peaches basted with a sweet and tangy sauce. These are so good, I'm always tempted to eat the whole batch. —Kristin Van Dyken, West Richland, Washington
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Cream Cheese-Pineapple Pie

Cream Cheese-Pineapple Pie

Cream Cheese-Pineapple Pie

I've made this pie many times for friends, relatives, guests, church suppers and bazaars, and I'm always getting requests for the recipe. I've lived on farms all my life—we used to have a potato farm on Long Island, and now my son farms his own land and manages mine here in Delaware, growing soybeans and wheat. —Elizabeth Brown, Clayton, Delaware

Fluffy Strawberry Meringue Pie

Fluffy Strawberry Meringue Pie

Fluffy Strawberry Meringue Pie

My husband and I are grain and dairy farmers...and big fans of strawberries. The fruit I pick often ends up in this pie. The combination of the cool creamy berry filling and the delightfully different meringue crust guarantees you'll hear, "Pass the pie, please", all around the table.

Fudge-Topped Brownies

Fudge-Topped Brownies

Fudge-Topped Brownies

If you love brownies and fudge, why not combine the two? Mix up a pan of these exquisite brownies for any holiday or special gatherings...or just when you want to treat yourself to the ultimate chocolate dessert. -Judy Olson, Whitecourt, Alberta

Coconut Cream Dream Cake

Coconut Cream Dream Cake

Coconut Cream Dream Cake

This pretty four-layer cake is easy to make with an instant pudding filling and 7-minute frosting. "It tastes like coconut cream pie, so it's like getting the best of two desserts in one," writes Pamela Shank of Parkersburg, West Virginia. TIP: Prepare the remaining pudding according to package directions for a quick and easy dessert.

Frosty Lemon Pie

Frosty Lemon Pie

Frosty Lemon Pie

Meet the Cook: This pie is a nice light and refreshing finish to a summer picnic or patio supper. I like that it can be made ahead. Married for 35 years, I've always enjoyed cooking. We have two grown sons and three small granddaughters. -Judith Wilke, Dousman, Wisconsin

Cardamom-Blackberry Linzer Cookies

Cardamom-Blackberry Linzer Cookies

Cardamom-Blackberry Linzer Cookies

Deeply spiced cardamom is the perfect match for the jam of your choice in this family-favorite sweet treat. — Christianna Gozzi, Astoria, New York

Coconut Eggnog Pie

Coconut Eggnog Pie

Coconut Eggnog Pie

This easy recipe became a family favorite by happy accident. I was trying to use up extra eggnog and coconut from other holiday baking—and they are so good together. —Fay Moreland, Wichita Falls, TX

Crunchy Lime & Berry Parfaits

Crunchy Lime & Berry Parfaits

Crunchy Lime & Berry Parfaits

Sometimes, for a lighter take, we make the lime topping for this fast-fixing summer treat with a reduced-fat whipped topping. It tastes just as great. Pretzels add a nice crunch. —Elizabeth Hayes, Brazil, Indiana
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