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In later years, when Mother at long last retired her faithful old country stove, she moved to Florida. When grandchildren came to visit, she made them this Southern version of her Heartland fried cakes.
The coffee-flavored glaze on these moist and tasty doughnuts makes them a perfect way to start off the morning...on Christmas Day or any day. You'll find this recipe is a great way to use up leftover potatoes. —Pat Siebenaler, Random Lake, Wisconsin
"A local apple orchard had a cook-off I wanted to enter, so I created these golden cinnamon treats," says Karen Petzold of Vassar, Michigan. They're a snap to assemble with convenient crescent roll dough.
Making these doughnuts has long been a custom in my French Canadian family. I remember helping with these tender treats as a child and eating the "holes" with my sister and brother. I loved their hint of lemon flavor! Carrying on the tradition, my husband, children and I have made these yummy doughnuts every Christmas for many years.—Michelle Vander Byl, Portland, Ontario
No need to bundle up to build this snowman—you construct it in the kitchen out of doughnut and candy! The Crafting Traditions cooking staff suggests making these snowmen would be fun at a get-together, especially if you set out the "supplies" so guests can create their own, and also a wonderful wintertime project for the whole family.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
As a special treat in winter, my parents would make a double batch of these doughnuts to welcome us six kids home from school. This recipe from my great-aunt has been handed down through the generations.
Cake doughnuts remind me of family trips to South Dakota. We’d stop at Wall Drug for a dozen or so before camping in the Badlands. Maple glaze was and still is my favorite. Share a batch with friends and family who appreciate a hot, fresh doughnut. —Melissa Hansen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Meet the Cook: All five of our children are grown...in fact, we now have five grandchildren. But, back when they were youngsters, they loved these as after-school treats and as part of Sunday brunch.
The house my husband and I live in is unusual - a little old country schoolhouse built in the 1800's! We are just about done remodeling it and ready to get started with adding a greenhouse.
-Sharon Pullen, Alvinston, Ontario
When I was a little girl, my grandmother took me aside one day and taught me how to make her famous banana beignets. Although we made them during the holidays, they're pretty fantastic any time of the year. —Amy Downing, South Riding, Virginia
"Because these sweet treats are so easy, I'm almost embarrassed when people ask me for the recipe," admits Ione Burham of Washington, Iowa. They're a snap to make with refrigerated buttermilk biscuits, sugar, cinnamon and your favorite fruit preserves.