I first tried these puffs while visiting a friend, who made them for her family as a treat during the Depression. When I see a new recipe, I like to experiment with it to make it my own. - Joyce, Wichita, Kansas
Our daughter made this recipe for a 4-H food show and won a blue ribbon. It's so simple to prepare, even on hurried, hectic days. We like to eat these squares with sour cream and salsa. - Tracy Johnson, Canyon, Texas
Working full-time outside of the home doesn't allow me to cook as often as I'd like. So when I get a spare moment, I create plenty of delicious foods for my family. This is an all-time favorite I'm asked to make often.
THESE UNIQUE ROLLS are tender, light and delicious, with a bit of chili tang. The zip and texture inspire requests for the recipe every time I serve them.
For a fun change of pace, I'll sometimes use blue cornmeal when I make these.
-Marion Lowery, Medford, Oregon
From Rockland, Massachusetts, Beverly Borges shares this recipe for zippy muffins chock-full of sausage. "They've become a Sunday-morning standard whenever the family gathers," she informs. "The also make a hearty hurry-up breakfast on the run."
"A neighbor gave me this quick-and-easy recipe more than 25 years ago, when my children were small," recalls Helen Carpenter of Albuquerque, New Mexico. "You can use your favorite seasoning mix in this bread, so it's very versatile. It makes a tasty accompaniment to most any meal."
Chopped green chilies and flakes of red pepper provide flecks of color in every slice of this large loaf. Slightly spicy with ground cumin, it's great for sandwiches or as an accompaniment to mild soups.