In Muncie, Indiana, Samantha Callahan jazzes up pound cake mix with some canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice to create these sweet muffins. "They're so good, even picky eaters cannot seem to get enough," notes the substitute teacher's aide. "They're also delicious without frosting or nuts."
Orange peel and orange juice flavor these fun streusel-topped muffins that are perfect for a buffet table. The accompanying orange marmalade butter really makes them special. — Bonita Kinney, Firth, Nebraska
“This is a very old recipe from my aunt that I revamped to use my bread machine,” writes Peggy Burdick of Burlington, Michigan. The pastries are deep-fried, then glazed with a simple maple frosting. “They’re very good for coffee breaks,” she notes.
"THIS IS an old recipe that I decided to improve upon—I thought the topping was too sweet, so I just left it off. I also took out the pecans that the recipe called for. Sometime, I'll make lemon corn muffins by substituting lemon peel if I don't happen to have any oranges on hand."
I remember my mom making these rolls most every Saturday so they'd be ready to bake on Sunday for company or someone just dropping by.
Although they take a little time to prepare, they're really not all that difficult to make. And there's nothing in the stores that can compare them! Of course, when the company was there, we'd get to enjoy them, too!
A popular restaurant was noted for the giant popovers they served with their meals. I decided to do the same for special birthdays and other occasions. These popovers soon became family favorites, and they've been one of my specialties for 40 years. —Emma Magielda, Amsterdam, New York
"THE BATTER for these rolls may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, so this is a great way to treat your family to homemade rolls without the extra preparation each time. My mother raised eight children, and we had these delicious 'from-scratch' rolls often."
When I make this bread, I almost always have to bake two loaves so that everyone gets a taste!
It's especially good in the winter. In fact, last year when we went to a Christmas buffet at my husband's aunt's house—with a hearty soup as the main course—I took a Reuben Loaf along. It looks so pretty sliced and arranged on a platter, too.
My husband and I are crop farmers with three young children. Cooking—especially baking—is one of the ways I relax, and I also enjoy sewing.