“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.
For breakfast or brunch, you can’t top this impressive dish from Janis Scharnott of Fontana, Wisconsin. Warm, sweet apples and a hint of cinnamon make this French toast extra special.—Janis Scharnott, Fontana, Wisconsin
For a change, you can swap roasted butternut squash or pumpkin for sweet potatoes in this tasty salad. Any combination of dried fruit and nuts will work as ingredients, so pick your favorites. —Mary Marlowe Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina