Fresh ingredients plus a few clever shortcuts are the secrets to these time-saving treats.
Simple yet elegant, these sweet and salty confections are sure to impress your guests at a party. A hint of salt added to
melted caramel creates a wonderful flavor combination on top of one of summer’s best fruits. Cover with chopped mixed nuts
for an extra crunch and beautiful presentation.
Recipe: Salted Caramel Strawberries
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Café Con Leche Custard Cups aren't heavy on the coffee, but they are luscious low-fat treats for any occasion. Add chocolate-covered
espresso beans for an antioxidant-rich garnish.
Talk about jazzed up pound cake! We thought pound cake couldn’t get any better until we tasted this grilled recipe. Grilling
adds sweetness by caramelizing the sugar in the pound cake. Try with our Lemon Pound Cake recipe or in a pinch, opt for the
convenience of store-bought pound cake.
A homemade chocolate pudding is even more luscious (yet still light) when layered with oatmeal granola and whipped topping.
For easy cleanup, place a sheet of wax paper under the wire rack to catch the excess chocolate as you drizzle it on the cookies.
In less than an hour you can serve up this simply divine dessert. Pop it in the oven just before you sit down to eat, and
your family can enjoy it warm at meal’s end. For individual servings, bake for the same amount of time in 6 (8-oz.) ramekins
on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.
Banana splits on the grill? Why not! Fruits are especially delicious on the grill because their sugars will caramelize over
the heat, adding rich, mouthwatering flavor. We grilled banana halves and pineapple slices to create a new spin on a classic
parlor dessert―the banana split.
Recipe: All-Time Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies
Online User Comment:
"I'm in love! These chocolate chip cookies are the best thing on the block. They bake up perfectly and look "real"-- puffy rather than the great spread you get from break-and-bake. They're perfect all on their own, but I'm trying the white chocolate pretzel version next week. So good that I had to ship them to my fiance to get them out of my house. "
Loaded with the nutty crunch of walnuts and pecans, these irresistible cookies are crisp on the outside, and brownie-rich
on the inside. The secret is stirring the dough just long enough to moisten the dry ingredients.
Traditional turtle candy calls for chocolate, caramels, and pecan halves to be molded into the shape of a turtle. For these
cookies, traditional turtle candy flavors are teamed with creamy peanut butter for a Southern touch.
Recipe: So-Easy Chocolate Soufflés
Online User Comment:
"This was truly so easy and delicious! Don't skip the last step of moving your thumb around the edge. I had forgotten the first time and noticed (the second time) when I did move my thumb around the edge, the souffle rose much higher. One guest loved whipped topping, so I served it on the side for dipping with a slice of strawberry garnish. "
This kid-friendly, summer dessert idea is perfect for the lake or the beach because it takes less than 15 minutes to whip
Combine 1 lb. fresh strawberries, sliced, with 2 cups fresh blueberries; sprinkle with 3 Tbsp. sugar, and toss. Let stand 10 minutes. Spoon evenly over 10 vanilla or chocolate miniature ice-cream sandwiches; dollop with 1⁄2 (8-oz.) container thawed whipped topping.
Mix fresh peaches and blackberries with Greek yogurt, honey, and granola for a quick, nutritious breakfast. Sit down and savor the fresh fruit, or pack it in a container to take on the go with you.
Perfectly ripe bananas, with slightly freckled skins, are the secret to this dessert. Speed the ripening process by placing
bananas in a brown paper bag.