Roasted almonds and almond butter take center stage in this delectable candy, but the cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice really come through. Every batch I make disappears in a flash. —Laura McDowell, Lake Villa, Illinois
These delicate muffins, developed by the Country Woman home economists, feature the sweet goodness of carrots and coconut topped with rich, citrusy frosting. Young and old alike will love them and definitely ask for seconds...and thirds.
This recipe originally came from my grandmother but I have altered it a bit to add my favorite: chocolate chips. They are not a traditional molasses cookie so even people who don't enjoy molasses like these cookies.—Mellowdee Jae Brooks, Moscow, Idaho
Meet the Cook: Here's an easy way to make two festive and unique candies from one basic recipe! Half of the creamy fondant is flavored with mint for the centers of peppermint patties. Then you mix a little maraschino cherry juice with the rest of the fondant and use it to "wrap" cherries before dipping them in chocolate.
-Debbi Loney, Central City, Kentucky
I'm nearing the age of 80 and still love to can my homegrown produce. I call this recipe "Summer in a Jar." The peppers have a nice combination of tart and spicy flavors.—Edna Clemens, West Branch, Michigan
These lollipops can be made with any shape cookie cutter. Gingerbread men, snowmen, Christmas trees and reindeer -- there are endless color and design options...so let your creative juices flow! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
Who doesn't love red velvet cake? These pancakes are my excuse to have this delectable treat for breakfast! We make it a tradition at Christmastime to have a lazy pancake breakfast and read the enchanting fables in Letters from Father Christmas penned by J.R.R. Tolkien for his children. —Sue Brown, West Bend, Wisconsin