Midwest Mary

In the Midwest, Bloody Marys garnished with meats, cheeses and veggies are works of art. My beverage has skewers of brats, cheese curds and dill pickles. —Kathryn Conrad, Milwaukee, WI

Grilled Pineapple

Fresh pineapple adds an elegant touch to a barbecue when grilled, topped with butter and maple syrup and sprinkled with nuts. — Polly Heer, Cabot, Arkansas

Strawberry Cheesecake Pie

“This creamy concoction is so refreshing on a hot day and also really easy to assemble,” comments Janis Plourde from Smooth Rock …

Potato Beef Casserole

This comforting casserole from Sandra Jongs of Abbotsford, British Columbia is a snap to prepare. “To give this meat-and-potatoes meal a flavorful …

Cinnamon-Apple Angel Food Cake

This heavenly dessert is as light as a feather and melts in your mouth. The cinnamon-apple glaze is delightful, and the exquisite …

Tropical Carrot Cake

I look forward to August because our family reunion means fun and great food, like this classic cake with the special flair …