Being a New England native, I love apple-picking season. Grab some apples and peanut butter to make this creamy PB&J riff. Dunk in sliced fruit or graham crackers, or spread it on a sandwich. —Brandie Cranshaw, Rapid City, SD
To me, nothing tastes better than a warm homemade muffin right from the oven and topped with this yummy flavored butter. It's also wonderful on toast, quick breads and biscuits. —Pat Hockett, Ocala, Florida
“My mother gave me this microwave recipe several years ago,” writes Marla Pinson from Granbury, Texas. “It’s easy and so tasty even my kids eat their veggies with this on them!” Also try the garlic-flavored topping over bread as a yummy change of pace or substitute garlic salt for garlic powder for a bit more flavor.
After I read an article in Country EXTRA about a church group in Tennessee that made apple butter, I thought I would share a recipe I’ve used for many years. This shortcut version only takes about a half hour to make, and it starts with applesauce. I make my own sauce from the Golden Delicious apple tree in my yard. I hope someone who just wants to remember the taste of “homemade” apple butter, but in a small amount, will enjoy it.
My family loves the flavor of French toast in the morning. So for a little variety, we like to replace maple syrup with this slightly sweet topping. It takes just minutes to make.—Carole Bilobeau, Kitchener, Ontario
This deliciously rich butter lamb is a cute and visual way to celebrate an Easter or spring meal. My Polish family makes a butter lamb every Easter. It's a special part of our Easter basket, which is blessed at church on Holy Saturday.