We often think of sweet potatoes in a supporting role as a side dish—mashed, baked whole, cubed and roasted, and so many restaurants fry them these days. Here's another thought—why not give them a starring role for breakfast when made into biscuits? Served with cinnamon-honey butter, they're downright colorful and festive. —Cathy Bell, Joplin, Missouri
Minced gingerroot and dried orange peel enhance the taste of these spiced muffins. I especially love the whipped ginger butter served with these holiday treats. —Susan Bracken, State College, Pennsylvania
My husband grew up in the South, where biscuits are practically daily fare. So early in our marriage, I began adding variety to this ordinary quick bread. These biscuit squares are good with seafood, beef and pasta dishes. —Lorene Corbett, Ringgold, Nebraska
“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.
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
Cinnamon and ground cloves add down-home flavor to this spread for toast or biscuits. Using the slow cooker eliminates much of the stirring required when simmering fruit butter on the stovetop. —Marilou Robinson, Portland, Oregon
You'll need only three ingredients to whip up this fruity spread from Irene Marquardt. "It's great on plain bread or toast, but it's especially good on pancakes and waffles," says the Peshtigo, Wisconsin cook.
“Here in New Mexico, we love the taste of chipotle chili on just about anything. This simple, delicious recipe proves that chipotle pairs perfectly with grilled steak.”—Angela Spengler, Clovis, New Mexico
My family always requests this light, tender bread with a hint of lemon. This loaf is so scrumptious that it complements almost any meal. I serve slices with a creamy lemon spread for an early-morning treat or late-night snack that's simply dreamy.
-Barbara Strickler, Syracuse, Indiana