Be sure to add the pretzel mixture right before serving to keep it crispy. She also grills outside when she can for the Wood Haven residents, and at home. It’s a sweet and speedy treat that can be served as a dessert or salad. Add melted chocolate and —Brynn LeMaire, Gueydan, Louisiana, Colorful gelatin salad adds a spot of brightness to any table. It is also important to let it set in the refrigerator for two to four hours. I'm looking for a recipe that was in Taste of Home or Quick Cooking somewhere between 1999-2002. so legit, like cheesecake in the bakery window legit. What's your worst cooking mistake and how did you learn from it? Drizzle the It's as pretty as it is tasty! Funny how life works. It's an easy yet tempting no-bake dessert. The crowd-pleasing dessert will be the hit of any potluck or party. —Jesse & Anne Foust, Bluefield, West Virginia, Chocolate and mint are definitely meant for each other. pattern over the top of the plain filling in the pan. This recipe was made originally for her work and had to be cut down to make it appropriate for a family-sized gathering and the traditional 13x7-inch pan. 1 teaspoon vanilla. 7 Beat in bananas, whipping cream, and vanilla. “Mom would get us all involved. “That meant more to me,” she said at the time. Ingredients 2 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs ¾ cup melted butter 4 cups confectioners' sugar 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained 3 medium bananas, quartered 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed 8 … “Desserts are my forte — that’s my passion,” she said. “We all had our duty. The lovely pudding layers feature a yummy combination of vanilla, chocolate and butterscotch. We always had plenty of food — no one was going to go away hungry.”, Smith added, “I still believe in that philosophy. 2 cups HONEY MAID Graham Cracker Crumbs. —Athena M. Russell, Florence, South Carolina, This was originally my daughter's recipe, and she or I will make it for one or more of our holiday get-togethers. Cool cheesecake to room temperature. Stir in the Your current subscription does not provide access to this content. desired. —Lori Thorp, Frazee, Minnesota, I make Key lime pie at least four times a month during summer, it’s so refreshing. I still make it today—and I'm a great-grandmother. Any subscribers with back issues or the annual cookbook that can help me out?. I use a store-bought graham cracker crust, but you can also use a chocolate graham cracker crust. —Gloria Bradley, Naperville, Illinois, I often bring this special salad to potlucks, and everyone goes crazy for the sweet and crunchy combination. —Cindy Zarnstorff, Anchorage, Alaska, When we were young mothers, I asked my best friend if she had a recipe for an easy ambrosia salad that I could take to a cookout later that evening. There's no last-minute fuss since you make them well in advance. —Cheryl Wilt, Eglon, West Virginia, I love the scent of lavender, and the edible flowers make this cheesecake one of the most spectacular I've tasted. It's low in fat, sugar and fuss. Well, tomorrow is today and after a much anticipated wait, I finally got to taste this beautiful cheesecake. —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan, Whip up this simple chocolaty pie the day before and you’ll feel just like the champ when you serve it on party day. In a large bowl with an electric handheld mixer or using an electric stand mixer, mix … the bottom and halfway up the sides of the prepared pan. Beat ’em until they’re fluffy, then add in the eggs and banana extract. —Judy DeGrottole, New York, New York, For a taste of paradise, try this no-bake Key lime pie recipe. 2/3 cup sugar, banana, sour cream, and flour in a food processor; pulse We think it's a delectable dessert, with a nutty crumb crust, real whipped cream and, of course, cherry pie filling. —Mary Kelley, Wilmington, North Carolina, This simple pie is so refreshing that it never lasts long on warm summer days. I can't find it on the publication's website. —Kimberly McFarland, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Cool, smooth and creamy, this pretty pie is a slice of heaven for people with diabetes and anyone who likes an easy yet impressive dessert. . Pure delight! —Melissa Sokasits, Warrenville, Illinois, For an easy, make-ahead dessert that's elegant and luscious, try this recipe. cup of the reserved filling to the food processor. “I would serve this in our restaurant. —Debbie Glasscock, Conway, Arkansas, To entice my children to eat fruit when they were young, I often "disguised" it in this easy-to-prepare salad. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted. 2 tablespoons sugar. remaining 1/4 cup reserved filling over the chocolate and use a toothpick to swirl them into a marbled pattern; do not Cheesecake. Still have questions? “I’m not an official chef, so I was very awed. The creamy lemon filling is always a hit with my husband. It's sublime with peaches and peach gelatin, too. To make the strawberry sauce, place the strawberries and 3 tablespoons sugar in a blender or food processor and puree —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California, What do you get when you combine a popular mint-chocolate drink with a cheesecake? Drizzle the chocolate filling in an abstract pan on a wire rack until cooled to room temperature. It truly is the best Key lime pie recipe ever! In a small bowl, whisk together the graham cracker The fans want something original--something revolutionary. For most of us, this meant one more much needed hour of sleep. If it hadn't been for my mom nudging me in my side the whole time and telling me to get it, I probably wouldn't have gotten it. —Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas, Fruit molds are my specialty. Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to continue reading. —Karen Wenzel, Conroe, Texas, This frosty orange pie is so easy to make. For a patriotic look, replace one of the layers of strawberry pie filling with blueberry—or use whatever filling you prefer. Now we hope to see the first page in your own book, inshaAllah! When I first tried this recipe, my husband said it was better than the baked ones, and that was a big plus for me! Confessions of a Confectionista - 2018, Design by High Note Designs, LLC on the Persona Theme. 4 Refrigerate the crust on a similar time as you're making the filling. It's the dessert that came to mind immediately when I put together my favorite summer meal. In making the cheesecake, Smith offers two important tips.