Company was on the way, and I realized I'd forgotten to buy salad ingredients—epic fail! I scavenged the kitchen to come up with the right blend of ingredients, and created an instant favorite. You can use any type of apple but Galas are my favorite. —Kelly Walsh, Aviston, Illinois
Since my husband farms, I try to have simple meals and snacks available, as I never know when he and his father will come in from the fields. These cookies have a distinct maple flavor and stay moist and soft, although they're never in my cookie jar for long!
When I mentioned the recipe contest to my husband, he immediately suggested I enter this extra special cake. Packed with ripe bananas and white chocolate in the batter, it tastes wonderful even without the frosting.
We have a lot of church socials and I'm always looking for something new and different to prepare. These brownies, drizzled with a sweet maple sauce, are a sure hit…with or without the ice cream. —Pat Parker, Chester, South Carolina
Covered in chopped nuts and drizzled with chocolate, these cookies are delicious and pretty, too. Everybody looks forward to munching on them during the holidays.
San Juan Capistrano, California
This slimmed down version of the classic uses unsweetened applesauce instead of butter. The amount of sugar is also decreased, too, by adding a little honey and using more banana. No one will ever guess this bread is low in fat!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
Flavored coffee creamer is the secret ingredient in this oh-so-fast-and-easy breakfast treat the whole family will go for. “I sometimes substitute French-vanilla or caramel creamer, and add a little nutmeg and cinnamon to the eggs.”
Cathy Hall - Phoenix, Arizona