Desserts can be simple dishes quickly and easily prepared which finish off a good meal to perfection. Alternatively they can be sumptuous delights of decadent self indulgence. They may be a modest finish to a good gastronomic experience with friends or the highlight course of a wonderful formal occasion. In any event desserts are to be enjoyed whether simple or complex by all ages and at all times. The recipes here fall into all categories and can be prepared by cooks of any experience for everyone's enjoyment.