We lost a softball game and I remember returning home sad. In her wisdom, Grandma advised, "Maybe a taste of my baked apple pie may help." A bite proved Grandma right. If you want to create homemade apple pie filling, this is it. — Maggie Greene, Granite Falls, WA
This simple, old-fashioned milk cake will surprise you. I recall my mom's excellent meals ending with this dessert. Mom used "a dash of this and a dab of that" to create "the best." R. Pryor, Pasadena, Md.
These cookies are like malted milk on crack. With malted milk powder, chocolate syrup, chocolate chips, and chunks, these are my favourite cookies. I've made a lot of cookies for six kids. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac
This delicious treat is comforting on chilly nights. Pumpkin and white chocolate sauce make it seasonal and tempting. S. Glaab, Hattiesburg
My mother's family all cooked well and were quite welcoming. This family favourite was always served at holiday feasts, special occasions, and potlucks.
This easy deep-dish pie is a comforting fall dessert. Pecans and pumpkin pie spices make this a favourite. Paul Azzone, Shoreham
When our sons come home to hunt during Thanksgiving, I cook Grandma Fetting's pie. Thanksgiving at our North Woods cabin is a 40-year tradition. Lois Fetting, Nelson, WI
Grandma cooked this fruit compote when I was small. She added extra blueberries to thicken sauce. — Diana Higgins, Tampa