My family and friends really enjoy fresh muffins. My berry-packed muffin flavor combo of almond extract and cardamon is just divine. And to top it off, the sweet lemon-cinnamon scented streusel is heavenly.—Shirley Riley, Water Valley, Mississippi
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
Chopped pecans and maraschino cherries perk up this pound cake-like bread. The pretty slices are rich and moist with a crisp golden crust. This is my husband's favorite bread.
-Melissa Gentner, Tecumseh, Michigan
THIS RECIPE has been handed down through my family, and I've had it for almost 50 years.
My husband and I especially like these popovers for a late breakfast or brunch, but they're great with soup or salad. Simply served with butter and honey, they're delicious anytime.
-Alpha Wilson, Roswell, New Mexico
It's rhubarb time! Evelyn Winchester of Hilton, New York has a sweet way to put this spring crop to use—her moist muffin recipe. "I had several rhubarb plants on our farm in Iowa," Evelyn explains. "Even though I moved east to be closer to my children and grandchildren, I still make these muffins. I even won a ribbon with them at the 4-H bake sale here."
"Cranberries add a delightful tartness to this coffee cake that is a Christmas morning tradition for my family," writes Anne Keenan from Nevada City, California. "I make my own almond paste to use when making this treat." (You can find Anne's recipe by searching for "Homemade Almond Paste" in the Recipe Finder)
Loaded with pizza flavor, these moist muffins are served at Andrea McGee's home regularly. "They're great for lunch but also make good appetizers when baked in mini muffin cups," suggests the Port Alsworth, Alaska reader. "Try adding chopped mushrooms or green pepper to the batter."
New Jersey is known for its cranberries and this cake is a delicious way to use them. The marshmallows melt and seep through the cake, making it moist and very tasty. It's great for brunch, or just with a cup of coffee! —Adelaide Krumm, Manasquan, New Jersey