Meet the Cook: Our daughter (we also have a grown son and a grandson) and her husband operate a cookie factory in Hawaii. After she sent a big supply of macadamia nuts, I came up with this cake I make for church dinners and ladies lunches.
-Marguerite Gough, Salida, Colorado
I love making muffins because they are so versatile and everyone loves them. These sweet muffins remind me of one of my favorite cookies. They’re real kid-pleasers. —Lorie Roach, Buckatunna, Mississippi
“My grandchildren love these sugar cookies.” These crisp cookies will melt in your mouth. Their subtle macadamia nut, cinnamon and orange peel flavors go perfectly together.
—Lee Doverspike, North Ridgeville, Ohio
Bob Gebhardt’s favorite foods to prepare are fish and seafood. “Tropical Mahi Mahi is a creation of mine that combines—and adds to—two Hawaiian recipes. The tropical fruit and cilantro make it a wonderful, aromatic dish.
The recipe for these two loaves and the creamy strawberry spread came from my mother's collection. I added macadamia nuts to give the fruit bread a fun crunch and tropical flair. —Pat Stewart
Lees Summit, Missouri