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Potluck Desserts

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A cross between a cake and a cobbler, this dessert is a hit whenever I make it to share at a potluck. My family insists I make an extra batch to leave at home. A neighbor shared the recipe over 30 years ago. —Brenda Parker, Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies

At the downtown Chicago law firm where I work, we often bring in goodies for special occasions. When co-workers hear I've baked these melt-in-your-mouth cookies, they make a special trip to my floor to sample them. Best of all, these crisp, buttery treats can be made in no time. —Janis Gruca, Mokena, Illinois

Chocolate Trifle

Chocolate Trifle

Chocolate Trifle

For a fabulous finale when entertaining, this lovely layered chocolate trifle is a winner! It's a do-ahead dessert that serves a group, and it even tastes great the next day. —Pam Botine, Goldsboro, North Carolina

Light Lemon Fluff Dessert

Light Lemon Fluff Dessert

Light Lemon Fluff Dessert

This came from my grandmother, whose family owned a bakery. My grandmother's was the full-fat version and I didn’t want to mess with perfection too much, so I only made a few healthier substitutions. It's sweet, lemony and light, and we occasionally slice fresh strawberries over the top. —Nancy Brown, Dahinda, Illinois
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Orange Bundt Cake

Orange Bundt Cake

Orange Bundt Cake

This pretty cake comes together quickly with a boxed mix. Fat-free mayonnaise replaces the heavy oils, and the citrus glaze is always a hit. —Deborah Williams of Peoria, Arizona

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Here's a different version of a traditional cookie. I love these peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips. — Clarice Schweitzer, Sun City, Arizona

Contest-Winning Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Contest-Winning Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Contest-Winning Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Here's a snack for serious chocolate lovers. These enticing cookies are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, somewhat bittersweet and very chocolaty. I usually make them to share at get-togethers. Otherwise, I'd eat them all myself! I'm always asked for the recipe. —Delaine Fortenberry, McComb, Mississippi

Makeover Pecan Upside-Down Cake

Makeover Pecan Upside-Down Cake

Makeover Pecan Upside-Down Cake

This moist and tender pecan upside-down cake is packed with pecans and sweetness. Although still not a "light" dessert, it has nearly a third fewer calories and 43 percent less fat than the original! —Mae Johnson, De Ridder, Louisiana

Heavenly Filled Strawberries

Heavenly Filled Strawberries

Heavenly Filled Strawberries

These luscious stuffed berries are the perfect bite-size dessert. —Stephen Munro, Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia

Jack-o'-Lantern Cake

Jack-o'-Lantern Cake

Jack-o'-Lantern Cake

I pieced two fluted tube pan cakes together to make this gap-toothed grinner that will make the best-ever centerpiece at your Halloween party. —Julianne Johnson, Grove City, Minnesota

Orange Cranberry Torte

Orange Cranberry Torte

Orange Cranberry Torte

Around the holidays 45 years ago, a friend gave me this recipe; it’s been a favorite ever since. —Bertha Palamar, Fulton, New York

Aunt Rose's Fantastic Butter Toffee

Aunt Rose's Fantastic Butter Toffee

Aunt Rose's Fantastic Butter Toffee

I don't live in the country, but I love everything about it—especially good old-fashioned home cooking! Every year, you'll find me at our county fair, entering a different recipe contest. This toffee is a family favorite. —Kathy Dorman, Snover, Michigan
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