I came up with this recipe for a tailgate party at a University of Tennessee football game. The school colors are orange and white, so the cheddar cheese was just the right touch. —Jay Davis, Knoxville, Tennessee
"I especially love preparing povatica with ground-up walnuts," shares Louise Gasper of Northville, Michigan. "The bread is tender with a golden brown crust and a nutty filling that’s flavorful but not too sweet. With a drizzle of white icing and a sprinkle of walnuts on top, this bread becomes a festive dessert. It pairs well with a cup of strong coffee."
Though our two children (now grown; we have one granddaughter) dislike bananas, they've always enjoyed this. It's been a standby since my grandmother shared the recipe before I was married. Cooking is fun for me...but I have to admit I would rather bake than make a meal. Yeast breads are my favorites!
-Maralee Meyer, Milford, Nebraska
Homemade bread can be time-consuming, difficult and tricky to make. But this fun-to-eat "monkey bread", baked in a fluted tube pan, is easy and almost foolproof. If I'm serving it for breakfast, I add some cinnamon and drizzle it with icing.
-Pat Stevens, Granbury, Texas
Chopped cranberries and orange peel give this coffee cake bursts of tart flavor, but a cream cheese layer on top sweetens it nicely. It's so lovely, you'll want to serve it when company comes.
-Nancy Roper, Etobicoke, Ontario