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.
The taste of homemade apple butter is worth the time it takes to make this delectable spread. My dad's family made theirs in the backyard in a big copper kettle over a fire of burning hedge wood. It took 6 bushels of apples, 60 lbs. of sugar, four cinnamon sticks, a lemon slice and about 9 hours of constant stirring to make 18 gal. of apple butter—about a year's supply! —Rev. Willis Piepenbrink, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
After strawberry picking for the first time, I developed this fruity, spreadable butter. Try other fruit spreads using raspberries, blackberries, even seedless jams like apricot, my favorite. —Julie Herrera-Lemler, Rochester, Minnesota
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
Looking for a tasty way to use up those pumpkins and have a wonderful gift during the holidays? My pumpkin butter is delicious on biscuits or homemade bread, and also makes a tempting filling for miniature tart shells. —Wanda Richardson, Somers, Montana