This is authentic ciambellotto, a sweet loaf my great-grandmother used to bake in Italy. I still use her traditional recipe—the only update I made was for modern appliances. —Denise Perrin, Vancouver, Washington
I came up with this garlic bread recipe one very stormy morning when we lived on the beach in the Florida Panhandle. While lightning blinked over the Gulf and rain tap-tap-tapped on our balcony, the wonderful aroma of this bread baking gave me such a cozy feeling. —Barb Alexander, Princeton, New Jersey
You're sure to love the heavenly aroma and pleasant herb flavor of this tender bread from Lois Gelzer of Standish, Maine. "It's great with spaghetti and meatballs or most any Italian pasta dish," she suggests.
Victoria Newman of Antelope, California makes French bread fabulous when she spreads slices with this mouthwatering mixture. The creamy blend bubbles when broiled and offers plenty of garlic punch.—Victoria Newman, Antelope, California
Minced onion and garlic plus a sprinkling of dill help perk up the flavor in this wholesome rustic-looking loaf. "The dough mixes up easily in a bread machine," comments Becky Steinberger of Denmark, Wisconsin. "I like to serve this crusty bread alongside soup, pasta and saucy tomato dishes."