A subtle banana flavor comes through in this moist whole wheat loaf sent in by Louise Myers of Pomeroy, Ohio. Flecked with poppy seeds, the sweet slices are wonderful warm or toasted and spread with butter.
"I own two bread machines and love to come up with different recipes to try in them," writes Diane Widner of Blue Island, Illinois. "This golden loaf, with its tasty combination of anise and almond flavors, is especially nice to serve during the holidays."
You're sure to love the heavenly aroma and pleasant herb flavor of this tender bread from Lois Gelzer of Standish, Maine. "It's great with spaghetti and meatballs or most any Italian pasta dish," she suggests.
"Slices of this fruity bread are good for breakfast when toasted and spread with fresh strawberry jam," reports Anna Kinney of Farmington, New Mexico. Nutmeg complements the apricot flavor in this golden soft-textured loaf.
"This chewy bread, flecked with spicy pepperoni, is a favorite no matter where I take it," reports Annette Self of Junction City, Ohio. "I often use slices of it to make garlic bread when I serve Italian meals," she adds.
I added my favorite herbs to another recipe to create this savory tomato loaf. For extra flavor, I serve it with a garlic chive spread my family loves. In fact, my sister confiscated all the leftovers at our last gathering! Slices of this moist bread also make great grilled cheese sandwiches.
-Sherry Letson, Trinity, Alabama
Looking for an alternative to garlic bread? Try this golden focaccia bread that's a big hit at our house. The dough is easy to whip up in the bread machine, then season with rosemary, garlic salt and Parmesan cheese. I serve it warm whenever we're having spaghetti or another Italian dish.
-Kay King, Dyersville, Iowa