Collection by Carol Dunne

Fresh Strawberry Upside Down Cake

Rating: 4 stars 856
I live in Florida and have access to strawberries for a few months at a time. Many of my friends and neighbors can't wait until I start preparing this cake.

Angel Fruit Trifle

Rating: 5 stars 42
A light, fresh, and cool summer dessert. Angel food cake, fresh berries, and whipped topping, layered in a trifle bowl, makes for a pretty presentation; then you can see the layers of the dessert. This is a great Fourth of July red, white, and blue dessert. This is my family's favorite summer dessert.

Sweet and Silky Strawberry Sorbet

Rating: 4.5 stars 72
This sweet, soft strawberry sorbet rivals any brand in the grocery store. Unable to find the perfect recipe, I made my own. Most homemade sorbets resemble an icy slushie, but this one is thickened before freezing, yielding a melt-in-your-mouth treat that will please even the pickiest sorbet lover. It's dually great because it can be made in an ice cream machine or your regular freezer.

Short Cut Strawberry Short Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 36
I love to cook but hate things that take too long, especially desserts. So I came up with this great dessert idea. Fresh strawberries and a buttery pound cake really make this pop.

Delicious Cinnamon Baked Apples

Rating: 4.5 stars 99
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, or use as a filling for apple turnovers.

Easy Pecan Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 175
You will enjoy making this traditional pecan pie as much as you will enjoy eating a slice.

Spiced Slow Cooker Applesauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 425
This easy and delicious spiced applesauce slow cooks to perfection. My kids and I came up with this recipe one fall weekend. It's a family favorite.

Grown-Up Homemade Peeps

Rating: 4 stars 2
These homemade citrus marshmallows are sorta like what might happen if store-bought Peeps wanted to give adulting a try. Fresh-squeezed juice provides an upgrade in the flavor department (very fancy-pants), but dusting them in granulated sugar gives you that subtle familiar crunch you love about biting into the original. Make these for Easter--or for a Tuesday!

Lauren's Sugar and Spice Black Pepper Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 24
I make these cookies all the time, and they are absolutely loved by everyone! Even my stuck-up, picky brother!

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 156
A traditional refrigerator cookie rolled in cinnamon sugar before baking. Great for making ahead of time.