I used to serve these simple yet impressive parfaits when we ran a motel and restaurant. Now I serve them to guests. You can substitute other seasonal fruit, like peaches or strawberries.—Ruth Andrewson, Leavenworth, Washington
This simple recipe has only a few ingredients. Personalize yours by adding chopped candy bars to the pudding for the kids. For adults, add a tablespoon or so of your favorite liqueur. —Kristy Shellhorn, Guelph, Ontario
One Christmas, my husband—a Navy chaplain for 20 years—had to spend the holidays overseas, away from our two children and me. At his request, I sent him this special recipe so he could have a taste of home.