American summer desserts recipes

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Easy Dump Cake: Angel Food Pineapple Cake

Easy Dump Cake: Angel Food Pineapple Cake

What’s not to love about dump cake recipes? And this one is in a class all by itself. When you need to serve a…

Salad Foodie
Mar 2012
Professional
62 votes
61775 views
Ultimate Carrot Cake

Ultimate Carrot Cake

What a way to eat your vegetables! I work hard, try to eat a well-balanced diet, get plenty of exercise and watch my weight. I also absolutely…

Amos Miller
Mar 2011
Professional
19 votes
12948 views
Lemon Pastry Squares (a.k.a Lemon Brownies) - a new take on Lemon Bars!

Lemon Pastry Squares (a.k.a Lemon Brownies) - a new take on Lemon Bars!

This recipe has been circulating around the Internet as “Lemon Brownies”,…

Salad Foodie
May 2013
Professional
16 votes
8967 views
Holiday Cranberry Cheese Pie

Holiday Cranberry Cheese Pie

This has become a family favorite for holidays. I found it in a Taste of Home cookbook. I have changed the recipe to be more diabetic friendly.…

Denise Sherin
Nov 2014
Advanced
3 votes
519 views
Magical Bars Made Skinny

Magical Bars Made Skinny

They’re super rich and decadent. And just six ingredients layered right in the pan. Each delectable bar has 133 calories, 6 grams of fat and 4…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Dec 2014
Professional
1 vote
104 views
Peanut Butter Potato Candy

Peanut Butter Potato Candy

This is a delicious candy you don't have to cook or bake. People are often surprised to know the white is made of potatoes and not cream cheese.

Stan Jenkins
Dec 2013
Beginner
3 votes
2632 views
Banana Peanut Butter Mock Ice Cream

Banana Peanut Butter Mock Ice Cream

All you need is a banana, peanut butter, and a food processor or blender to turn out to be the most delicious,…

NYCNomNom
Apr 2010
Advanced
6 votes
11264 views
Good Stuff Dessert (a chocolate pudding trifle)

Good Stuff Dessert (a chocolate pudding trifle)

Years ago a friend gave me this recipe saying it is as the name says, truly “Good Stuff.” Layers start with a…

Salad Foodie
Jun 2012
Professional
5 votes
3904 views
Cherry Winks ~ Classic Cookies

Cherry Winks ~ Classic Cookies

This is the original recipe for a cookie that won the 2nd Pillsbury Bake Off. They contain dates, pecans, maraschino cherries, cornflakes and a…

Amos Miller
Mar 2012
Professional
1 vote
2456 views
Grandma Koehler's Pumpkin Pie

Grandma Koehler's Pumpkin Pie

Grandma Koehler preferred the long neck green stripe pumpkin (actually a gourd) for her pies. The result was that in addition to the unique taste…

Glenn
Nov 2014
Beginner
2 votes
511 views
Baked Caramel Corn

Baked Caramel Corn

Original recipe from Jiffy Pop Popcorn. The trick to this recipe is to stir the caramel until the sugar is dissolved and then don’t touch it again…

Jane Evans Bonacci
Aug 2010
Advanced
2 votes
3963 views
Basic Easy Pie Crust

Basic Easy Pie Crust

For my grandmother, Eva Koehler, this was what passed for "easy." For me, easy means opening the box and removing the sleeve, cutting the end and…

Glenn
Nov 2014
Beginner
1 vote
267 views
Graham Cracker Snowballs (a no-cook confection)

Graham Cracker Snowballs (a no-cook confection)

An easy confection ~ not a cookie, not a candy, but a cross somewhere between. No cooking, no baking. Easy to…

Salad Foodie
Dec 2012
Professional
2 votes
4142 views
Foolproof Sugar Cookie Recipe

Foolproof Sugar Cookie Recipe

This recipe is the best sugar cookie recipe ever! There is no mess with a pastry board full of flour! I use parchment paper to roll out the dough.…

Annette Vlahos
Feb 2013
Advanced
3 votes
1725 views
Peanut Butter Kisses

Peanut Butter Kisses

Who doesn't love peanut butter and chocolate? Best cookie ever!

Denise Sherin
Aug 2014
Advanced
1 vote
558 views