It is an Italian tradition to make this sweet, golden braid at Easter. This family heirloom recipe came from my mother-in-law, which was passed down to her from her mother. If you're not a fan of raisins, the bread is just as wonderful without them. —Kathi West, Canton, Michigan
A friend gave me the recipe for these cheesy golden round years ago. She said her dad used to make them for her when she was little. Because they're a snap to put together, I frequently fix them for my family during the week...and for company on the weekends.
-Donna Ebert, Jackson, Wisconsin
My family laughs at me when I tell them that this poor dough never has a change for an hour, but it makes up for all that punching down with its texture and good taste. My mother-in-law taught me how to make this bread...now the recipe's been passed down to my daughter and two granddaughters.
"This moist loaf is one of my very best quick bread recipes. I like to serve slices accompanied by individual ramekins filled with extra virgin olive oil infused with herbs for dipping," says Dianne Culley of Nesbit, Mississippi.
Rosemary, garlic salt and Parmesan cheese give incredible flavor to this round loaf from Patty Lashbrook. "Crusty on the outside and chewy on the inside, it's great with Italian food," writes the San Jose, California reader. "I serve warm slices along with peppered olive oil."
This bread is so full of flavor that spreading butter on it is not necessary. I always hear yums, oohs and aahs when guests take their first bite. It's best served warm, and the next day makes the best toast you've ever had!
“Being single, I’m always on the lookout for inexpensive food that’s quick and easy to prepare,” says Yvonne Roche of Lebanon, Missouri. “These little pizza-flavored pockets are great for the toaster oven.”
"My husband and I love garlic bread, but it's such a waste for just the two of us, so I came up with this cheesy recipe," relates LaDonna Reed, a field editor from Ponca City, Oklahoma. "You can prepare it in a few minutes, and it's tasty, too!"