"My husband and I are missionaries in Brazil, where sweet potatoes are a staple food. I make this recipe often to share with the local people, and it is always a big hit," pens Joyce Randolph from her home base in Canton, Maine.
"My husband and I love garlic bread, but it's such a waste for just the two of us, so I came up with this cheesy recipe," relates LaDonna Reed, a field editor from Ponca City, Oklahoma. "You can prepare it in a few minutes, and it's tasty, too!"
Crushed cardamom seeds and cinnamon season these yummy yeast rolls. Writes Vivian Donner from Jackson, Michigan, "My sister and I translated all the pinches and dashes in our mom's instructions to get this recipe."
This loaf has a rugged, textured look that adds to its old-fashioned appeal. The mild Parmesan flavor nicely complements the zucchini, which adds bits of green color to every tender slice.
-Christine Wilson, Sellersville, Pennsylvania
Fall and Halloween are a time of harvest, and what better opportunity to combine two of the season's bounties - pumpkin and apples - to make this delightful quick bread? The brown sugar and nut topping gives it the finishing touch.
-Helen Phillips, Horseheads, New York
I jazz up refrigerated crescent rolls with sour cream and herbs to create these croissants. I keep the herbs on hand, but feel free to substitute dried cranberries, chopped walnuts and grated orange peel for rolls to serve with brunch.—Tina Lust, Nevada, Ohio
In Spokane, Washington, Phalice Ayers uses her bread machine to fix these delightfully light dinner rolls. There's no need to serve butter with the moist tender rolls, because they are brushed with butter before baking.
"I tasted a tomato basil bread at a restaurant and tried to duplicate it in my bread machine," comments Julie Barta of Hiawatha, Iowa. "I combined several recipes to come up with this loaf," she writes. "We love slices topped with smoked turkey, but it also makes plain bologna taste like a treat!"
"Our daughter Kaitlin created this moist bread," says Lauren McBride of Houston, Texas. "She loves to fix it for our family along with hot dogs and a salad. It's quick, simple, delicious and kid-friendly."