Our home economists liked these fruit-and-nut muffins from Marianne Clarke of Crystal Lake, Illinois so much, they modified the recipe to layer the dry ingredients in a jar. TIP: Print the directions for preparing the muffins and spiced butter on a holiday postcard and attach to the jar with a festive ribbon.
Many people especially childrendon't care for fruitcake, so I came up with this sweet biscuit recipe. A few years ago these strips earned high honors in a recipe contest sponsored by a local newspaper.
Tena Huckleby, Greenville, Tennessee
These flavorful buffet sandwiches are so fun and festive. Smoked turkey slices are layered inside tender biscuits flecked with dried cranberries and spread with a creamy cranberry butter.
-Barbara Nowakowski, North Tonawanda, New York
It's sometimes difficult to get our daughter to eat healthy foods, but she gobbles up these fruit-filled muffins. Although these are a "must" around the holidays, I keep cranberries in the freezer so I can whip up a batch any time of year. Esther Bowers, Westland, Michigan