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Country Woman Desserts

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Funnel Cakes

Funnel Cakes

Funnel Cakes

This funnel cake recipe is simpler to make than doughnuts, and it's just as good. They have been a favorite of ours since we came across them living in the Ozarks. —Mary Faith Yoder, Unity, Wisconsin

Mom's Strawberry Shortcake

Mom's Strawberry Shortcake

Mom's Strawberry Shortcake

When I was growing up, Mom sometimes experimented with different dessert recipes, but this tried-and-true spongy shortcake was always great just the way it was. It melted in my mouth! -Karen Wingate, Coldwater, Kansas

Coconut Clouds

Coconut Clouds

Coconut Clouds

Coconut lovers will have extra reason to celebrate when they taste these cake-like drop cookies. The generous frosting and coconut topping make them a hit at holiday cookie swaps. —Donna Scofield, Yakima, Washington
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Peach Blueberry Pie

Peach Blueberry Pie

Peach Blueberry Pie

"What a flavor!" That's what I hear most often after folks try this pie I invented one day when I didn't have enough peaches to fill the crust. —Sue Thumma, Shepherd, Michigan

Raspberry Truffle Brownies

Raspberry Truffle Brownies

Raspberry Truffle Brownies

On the outside, these look like traditional brownies. When people bite in, though, are they surprised! It's almost like eating a rich filled chocolate candy. My husband and I are both teachers. We have two children, 7 and 3.

Sour Cream-Lemon Pie

Sour Cream-Lemon Pie

Sour Cream-Lemon Pie

I first tasted this pie at a local restaurant and hunted around until I found a similar recipe—now it's my husband's favorite. —Martha Sorensen, Fallon, Nevada

White Chocolate Banana Cake

White Chocolate Banana Cake

White Chocolate Banana Cake

When I mentioned the recipe contest to my husband, he immediately suggested I enter this extra special cake. Packed with ripe bananas and white chocolate in the batter, it tastes wonderful even without the frosting.

Contest-Winning Fresh Strawberry Pie

Contest-Winning Fresh Strawberry Pie

Contest-Winning Fresh Strawberry Pie

Meet the Cook: Whether I've served this pie at family meals or club luncheons, I have never met a person who didn't enjoy it. It is easy to prepare, tasty and very pretty. I'm a widow with six married children and 20 grandchildren. -Florence Robinson, Lenox, Iowa

Calgary Nanaimo Bars

Calgary Nanaimo Bars

Calgary Nanaimo Bars

This version may claim roots in Alberta, but the original was said to be dreamed up in a Nanaimo, British Columbia kitchen. They're three delicious layers of Canadian goodness. —Carol Hillier, Calgary, Alberta

Cinnamon Snaps

Cinnamon Snaps

Cinnamon Snaps

Since I'm a longtime cinnamon fan, I decided to give traditional gingersnaps a different twist. My husband and son agree I spiced them up just right. We live on a ranch overlooking the ocean and also own a machine shop business.

Rhubarb Strawberry Cobbler

Rhubarb Strawberry Cobbler

Rhubarb Strawberry Cobbler

Mom's yummy cobbler is a truly wonderful finale to any meal. This sweet-tart family favorite is chock-full of berries and rhubarb, and has a thick easy-to-make crust. —Susan Emery, Everett, Washington
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