Dress up a cookie plate with these old-fashioned spice bars full of raisins, molasses, cinnamon, ginger and nuts. Jeri Tirmenstein in Apache Junction, Arizona, says the chewy treats are great with coffee or hot cocoa on frosty days. These cookies are said to be called "hermits" because they keep well--they're even better when hidden away like a hermit for several days!
“I first made French Silk Pie when I was in high school, then, years later, I tinkered with the recipe until I was happy with it," says Lisa Francis of Elba, Alabama. "Now, it’s one of my husband Dalton’s favorites."
These traditional apple turnovers are tender and flaky, with apple pie-like filling and a thin, white glaze. I freeze the extras and warm them up in the microwave. They're great with coffee. —Dorothy Bayes, Sardis, Ohio
With my family's hectic schedule, I cook for one quite frequently. My Mini Apple Crisp is so simple to make. I works equally well as a nice single-serving dessert for me or as an afternoon snack when our oldest son gets home from school."
This recipe came from my grandmother. As children, my sister and I remember going to Pennsylvania for blueberry picking. Mother taught us to pick only perfect berries, and those gems went into this wonderful recipe.
Mt. Laurel, New Jersey
These mouthwatering mini cakes from Eglon, West Virginia’s Debora Simmons make the perfect treat for a twosome. “My mom used to make these when I was a little girl,” Debbie recalls. “Now I whip them up for a speedy dessert.”—Debora Simmons, Eglon, West Virginia
This makes a perfect cake for a special dinner for two. I have made lots of cakes and this one is easy. There have been many suppers for two since our family has grown and flown the nest. —Diane Still, Monroe, Georgia
THIS tried-and-true dessert was printed in a cookbook published by a local organization. I have made a few changes, and it has become one of our favorite desserts.
I like to eat mine warm with a dollop of whipped cream...but my husband eats his cold with a scoop of ice cream!
-Romaine Wetzel, Ronks, Pennsylvania
"Anytime I get a craving for a chocolaty treat, I whip up a dish of this rich pudding in the microwave," explains field editor Anne Boesiger of Meridian, Idaho. "Using milk chocolate chips is another delicious option."
THIS is a moist delicious snack cake, so good that icing is not necessary. Sometimes my husband puts a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top with a drizzle of chocolate syrup.
Either way, it always satisfies our sweet tooth.
-Debi Peschka, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma