Select berries that are in dry unstained containers. Stained containers may indicate oversoft berries that are not freshly picked. Mold on berries spreads quickly. Never leave a moldy berry next to a good one.
The recipe for these two loaves and the creamy strawberry spread came from my mother's collection. I added macadamia nuts to give the fruit bread a fun crunch and tropical flair. —Pat Stewart
Lees Summit, Missouri
I took this wonderful tart into school for a potluck that we had during homecoming. I work with 4th graders and we typically eat at staggered times starting with kindergarten and working our way up to 4th grade. Buy the time I got in there to eat lunch, my tart was gone but there was a nice note left telling me how good it was.—Dianna Wara, Washington, Illinois