“I use maple syrup to season grapefruit, and cooked and drained carrots or squash. Best of all, I warm the syrup and drizzle it on ice cream or yogurt,” offers Emily Packard of Essex Junction, Vermont.
This is our favorite toasting bread. While it's especially good fresh out of the oven and slathered with butter, its subtle sweet flavor makes it equally delicious without.—Judy Wilson, Sun City, West, Arizona
Dinner guests don't need to feel guilty about indulging in dessert when they're offered small cups of creamy custard. Each spoonful is like pumpkin pie without the calorie-laden crust.—Leslie Tripp, Potomac, Maryland