"My family came to Texas from Virginia after the Civil War," relates Debra Ayers from Cheyenne, Wyoming. "Two brothers helped drive a herd of cattle up the Chisholm Trail to Abilene, Kansas. The boys decided to stay in Kansas and open a meat market. They did well. One brother sent for his girlfriend back in Texas to come and marry him. She did, and she brought this recipe. The family has been making this pie ever since.
My family devours this lovely, special yeast bread during the holidays. The braid gives it such a festive look. I make it year-round, eliminating the candied cherries and serving it as a breakfast bread.
-Brenda Mowrey, Taylors, South Carolina
“To surprise my banana-loving family, I made this dessert for a reunion, where it stood out among the usual fare,” notes field editor Ruby Williams of Bogalusa, Louisiana. “These special treats are something to look at and mouthwatering delicious.”—Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana
Here's a tasty way to prepare turkey anytime of year. My family loves the tender turkey strips, colorful vegetables and crunchy cashews. You don't always have to fix the whole bird to enjoy the wonderful taste of turkey.
—Julianne Johnson, Grove City, Minnesota
"I like the fact that I can make this colorful unusual appetizer ahead of time," writes Pat Waymire, a field editor from Yellow Springs, Ohio. "I'm always on the lookout for new and different appetizers--and this one fills the bill."