A teacher I taught with brought these to the teacher's lounge once and we all loved them. I got the recipe from her. When ever I take these some place they are so-o-o-o much enjoyed that I am asked to bring them again the next time. This has happened repeatedly with two different groups with which I have regular meetings.
I have been making this recipe since my kids were little. It uses canned pumpkin to make round brownish/orangish cookies which can be iced with a thin butter icing with an orange color. They look very much like little pumpkins and are great for a halloween party or a treat for Thanksgiving.
I love chocolate - so it's much better for me when a serving of cake only has 119 calories as this one does. I suspect, though I haven't tried it, that reduced calorie strawberry or cherry spread would be good (in place of apricot), and give a pretty red color for occasions like Valentine's Day.
I have been carrying this recipe around for so many years that the paper is yellowed and dog-eared. It is on a page torn from some magazine and listed as a Famous Fannie Farmer candy/cookie. This recipe makes 18 macaroons at about 35 calories each - 1 gram of fat each.
I made this salad for an end of school year pot luck. The following year I was asked if I would bring it again. People remember this salad from year to year. It can be made the day before and chilled - which is very helpful. It uses a full pound of bacon. The cook time is actually "chill time" in the refrigerator.
This is great for fresh strawberry season and also for a cool dish on a hot summer day! Goes great as a special side for holiday meals also. Since it is frozen, you can make it up ahead a day or two and bring out when needed.
I really enjoy the sweet and sour flavor on a variety of foods (pineapple and green pepper just go together well esp. with vinegar and sugar). I have already submitted my sweet and sour pork chops, so here it is for the beef.