The delectable homemade taste of these cinnamon rolls brings raves when Mom and I serve them to friends and family. With raisins and a light lemon glaze, these rolls are perfect for a special brunch.
-Gayle Grigg, Phoenix, Arizona
I make my festive-looking coffee cakes at Christmas and for breakfast company. My husband doesn't usually care for apricots, but he loves these. The holidays are a busy time on our small New England acreage. In addition to a few cattle and some chickens, we raise 50 turkeys every year! —Kelley Winship, West Rutland, Vermont
Meet the Cook: Generally, I serve this with steaks and salads. The loaf's so quick to make, in fact, I often grill two of them.
I have always loved to bake...especially anything chocolate! My husband and our children - a boy 12 and a girl 9 - are eager taste-testers for me. Plus I'm a cook for our local schools.
-Debbi Baker, Green Springs, Ohio
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.
My family agrees that our Thanksgiving feast would not be complete without these light-as-air crescent rolls. They're a nice accompaniment to any menu. Baking them always puts me in the holiday spirit. —Rebecca Bailey, Fairbury, Nebraska
"This is my favorite recipe for dinner rolls since they rise nice and high and brake up fluffy and golden brown," says Loraine Meyer of Bend, Oregon. "I won a ribbon at the county fair with these rolls two years in a row."
I've been making bread since I was a young girl, and this is one of my favorites. This round loaf is moist with a wonderful texture and flavor. Golden raisins peek out of every slice.
-Ann Lauver, Lititz, Pennsylvania
Slices of this firm bread have the great English muffin texture your family is sure to love. A sprinkling of shredded cheddar cheese give a pretty golden-brown color to the top of the loaves.
—Anne Smithson of Cary, North Carolina
"The first time I made this old-fashioned oat bread, my husband, two daughters and I ate the entire loaf! It's the best bread we've ever tasted," writes Michele Odstrcilek of Lemont, Illinois. Sweetened with a hint of maple syrup, the golden brown yeast bread will rise to any mealtime occasion.
"This flavorful bread is eye-catching and chock-full of nutrients," writes field editor Nancy Means of Moline, Illinois. "I baked this beautiful loaf on stage at the state fair and won Reserve Grand Champion."