June 19, 2024

If you’d like to learn how to bake bread, here’s the best place to start. This easy white bread recipe bakes up deliciously golden brown. There’s nothing like the homemade aroma wafting through my kitchen as it bakes. —Sandra Anderson, New York, New York

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This air-fryer garlic bread turns out perfectly toasted in a hurry. I use fresh garlic, but substitute 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder if you don’t have any fresh on hand. —Peggy Woodward, Shullsburg, Wisconsin

Dutch Oven Bread Exps Dodbz20 244459 B07 22 1b 49

Crackling homemade Dutch-oven bread makes an average day extraordinary. Enjoy this beautiful crusty bread recipe as is, or stir in a few favorites like cheese, garlic, herbs and dried fruits. —Catherine Ward, Taste of Home Prep Kitchen Manager

Homemade Tortillas Exps Ciw19 48431 B08 30 7b 10

I usually have to double this flour tortilla recipe because we go through them so quickly. The homemade tortillas are so tender and chewy, you’ll never use store-bought again after learning how to make tortillas. —Kristin Van Dyken, Kennewick, Washington

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This banana muffin recipe goes over so well with kids. Not only are they like cupcakes, but also they’re ready, start to finish, in just half an hour! —Lorna Greene, Harrington, Maine

40 Minute Hamburger Buns Exps Ft20 15221 F 0422 1 Home 1 123

Here on our ranch, I cook for three men who love burgers. These fluffy hamburger buns are just right for their big appetites. The buns are so good that I also serve them plain with a meal. —Jessie McKenney, Twodot, Montana

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When I married him, I discovered that my husband’s family has the best cinnamon roll recipe! I asked his mom how to make homemade cinnamon rolls, and I’ve been making them ever since. Serve them with scrambled eggs, and you have a filling breakfast. As a variation, you can replace the filling with a mixture of raisins and pecans. —Shenai Fisher, Topeka, Kansas

Mom S Italian Bread Exps Wrsm17 41847 D03 29 4b 6

I think Mom used to bake at least four of these tender loaves at once, and they never lasted long. She served the bread with every Italian meal. I love it toasted, too. —Linda Harrington, Windham, New Hampshire

Lemon Pound Cake Muffins Exps Bmz18 31163 C12 08 2b 3

I make these lemony muffins for all kinds of occasions. My family always requests them when we have a brunch. They’re so good! —Lola Baxter, Winnebago, Minnesota

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Exps Bwd21 187 B10 20 1b 22

I love the excellent texture of this easy cinnamon coffee cake recipe. Always a crowd-pleaser, its pleasing vanilla flavor enriched by sour cream may remind you of breakfast at Grandma’s! Make it the night before a holiday to save time in the morning. —Eleanor Harris, Cape Coral, Florida

Ever wonder how to make garlic bread? This homemade garlic bread is the answer! Minced fresh garlic is key to these flavor-packed crusty slices, which our big family would snap up before they even had a chance to cool. —Grace Yaskovic, Branchville, New Jersey

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The first thing my guests ask when they come for dinner is if I’m serving these dinner rolls. The buns are so light, airy and delicious—and help make the meal. —Thomasina Brunner, Gloversville, New York

The Best Pizza Dough Exps Tohfm20 243471 E09 24 2b 42

This easy pizza dough recipe is the key to making an extraordinary homemade pizza. We use all-purpose flour because double zero is hard to find. But if you’re lucky enough to live near an Italian market or willing to purchase double zero flour online, using this flour will take your crust to the next level. You won’t be disappointed with the results! —Josh Rink, Taste of Home Food Stylist

Lemon Blueberry Bread Exps Ghbz18 414 B08 15 6b 5

Of all the quick breads we had growing up, this beautiful lemon blueberry bread is the best! The citrus glaze adds a lustrous finish and locks in moisture. —Julianne Johnson, Grove City, Minnesota

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I’m a big fan of homemade biscuits, but not the rolling and cutting that goes into making them. The drop biscuit method solves everything! —Christina Addison, Blanchester, Ohio

Caramel Apple Muffins Exps Fbmz18 31175 B05 09 4b 4

These muffins are perfect for anyone who loves caramel apples. They are particularly good with breakfast or during a coffee break. —Therese Puckett, Shreveport, Louisiana

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I keep my freezer stocked for our harvest crew with home-baked goodies like this deliciously spicy, easy pumpkin bread recipe. —Joyce Jackson, Bridgetown, Nova Scotia

Fresh Pear Bread Exps Ugfbmz17 10945 C04 28 3b 7

When our tree branches are loaded with ripe and juicy fruit, I treat my family and friends to lots of easy pear recipes. I always receive raves and requests for this particular pear bread recipe because of the mix of fun ingredients.—Linda Patrick, Houston, Texas

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Crackling homemade bread makes an average day extraordinary. Enjoy this beautiful crusty bread recipe as is, or stir in a few favorites like cheese, garlic, herbs and dried fruits. —Megumi Garcia, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mom knew how to easily round out a meal with this crisp, cheesy garlic toast. We gobbled it up when she served it alongside slaw or salad…and used it to soak up gravy from her stew, too. —Teresa Ingebrand, Perham, Minnesota

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Whenever I pass a display of bananas in the grocery store, I can almost smell the wonderful aroma of my best banana bread recipe. It really is amazingly good! —Gert Kaiser, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Scallion Cheddar Cathead Biscuits Exps Tohdj22 264210 B08 04 13b

Southerners are known for giving their recipes colorful names. This one got its name because each extra-large drop biscuit is as big as a cat’s head. The treats are crisp and golden outside, soft and pillowy inside, and filled with scallions, cheddar cheese and just the right amount of black pepper. These cathead biscuits are quick to fix and simple to make—you don’t even have to roll out the dough. —Cheryl Day, Back in the Day Bakery

Cinnamon Swirl Bread Exps Cwfm18 10083 D10 12 6b 7

Your family will be impressed with the soft texture and appealing swirls of cinnamon in this lovely cinnamon bread recipe. —Diane Armstrong, Elm Grove, Wisconsin

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These 2-ingredient biscuits make a satisfying accompaniment to any meal. I never made biscuits until I tried this recipe, now my husband wants them all the time! —Diane Hixon, Niceville, Florida

Tart berries, crunchy nuts and sweet chocolate are simply scrumptious when mixed together in this easy quick bread. Sometimes I’ll top it off with an orange-flavored glaze. —Donna Smith, Fairport, New York

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls Exps Mcbz16 172628 D08 24 2b 21

I like to try different fun fillings in these soft rolls, and each one is packed with cinnamon flavor. They are definitely worth the overnight wait. —Chris O’Connell, San Antonio, Texas

Fry Bread Exps Ndiyd19 46543 B05 17 1b 23

While taking a trip to the Grand Canyon, my family drove through the Navajo reservation and stopped at a little cafe for dinner. I complimented the young waiter on the delicious fry bread and he gave me the recipe. It is very easy to make. —Mildred Stephenson, Hartselle, Alabama

Blueberry Scones Exps Bmz17 18468 D10 25 4b 1

I love serving this blueberry scone recipe to visiting friends and family. I always make sure a have a few in the freezer. Just pop a frozen scone in the microwave for 20 seconds or so. —Joan Francis, Spring Lake, New Jersey

Banana Zucchini Bread Exps Ft20 4512 F 0811 1 32

My grandmother made this zucchini banana bread for as long as I can remember, and I’ve been making it ever since I learned how to bake. Children love it for a snack, and it’s good to serve at any meal. It’s another delicious way to use zucchini, which is so abundant in late summer. —Eva Mae Hebert, Lafayette, LA

Lemon Bread Exps Ft20 416 F 0506 1 Home 20

I often bake this sunshiny-sweet lemon bread when company’s due. It has a loaf-like texture. —Kathy Scott, Lingle, Wyoming

Contest Winning Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Exps Pcbbz19 15902 E04 08 4b 7

A touch of cinnamon helps blend the flavors in this tender pumpkin chocolate chip bread. And since the recipe makes two loaves, you can send one to a bake sale and keep one at home for your family to enjoy. —Lora Stanley, Bennington, Kansas

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Impress all your friends by serving cream soups or dips with this bread bowl recipes. It’s one of the most popular recipes on my blog, yammiesnoshery.com. —Rachel Heidenreich, Marshall, Michigan

Cinnamon Sugar Mini Muffins Exps Bobmz22 37267 E10 07 4b 15

These delightful mini muffins are rich and buttery. You can also make these treats in regular-size muffin tins—just bake them a little longer. —Jan Lundberg, Nashville, Indiana

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The recipe for these four-ingredient homemade buttermilk biscuits has been handed down for many generations. —Fran Thompson, Tarboro, North Carolina

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These are such a popular item at the restaurant I own that I had the recipe printed on a card to share with guests. —Linda Williams, LaFayette, Alabama

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This is a wonderful time-saver because it’s assembled the night before. My kids think the nutty topping, sweet glaze and from-scratch cake make it the ultimate treat. —Cindy Harris, San Antonio, Texas

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I always have to double this buttery, homemade crescent roll recipe because they never last long. You can shape them any way you’d like, but to me, a crescent shape is so pretty. —Kelly Kirby, Westville, Nova Scotia

Apple Bread Exps Sdas17 3432 B04 06 5b 15

I got this apple quick bread recipe a long time ago and with a few changes it’s become one of our best. Everyone who’s ever tasted this apple bread has asked for the recipe! —Phyllis Herlocker, Farlington, Kansas

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Whip up this buttery, easy biscuit recipe to serve with breakfast or dinner. The dough is very simple to work with, so there’s no need to roll with a rolling pin; just pat to the right thickness. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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While cinnamon swirl bread is a natural for breakfast, we love it so much we enjoy it all day long. This is a nice twist on traditional cinnamon swirl yeast breads. —Helen Richardson, Shelbyville, Michigan

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I love to have the dough for these muffins ready and waiting in the refrigerator when company comes. They bake up in just 20 minutes and taste delicious warm. Their cakelike texture makes them perfect for breakfast, dessert or snacking. —Claudette Brownlee, Kingfisher, Oklahoma

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After I discovered this recipe, it became a mainstay for me. I make the dough ahead of time when company is coming, and I try to keep some in the refrigerator to bake for our ranch hands. Leftover mashed potatoes are almost sure to go into these rolls. —Jeanette McKinney, Belleview, Missouri

Hungarian Nut Rolls Exps Gbhrbz17 41706 B07 12 1b 2 109

It isn’t officially the holidays until I’ve made this treasured nut roll recipe from my husband’s grandmother. The apple-walnut filling is moist, subtly sweet and flavorful. —Donna Bardocz, Howell, Michigan

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These simple, tender yeast rolls bake to a golden brown and will disappear in no time. If you’ve never baked with yeast before, these rolls are the perfect starting point. —Wilma Harter, Witten, South Dakota

Crusty French Loaf Exps Ft20 15235 F 0722 1 5

A delicate texture makes this French bread absolutely wonderful. I sometimes use this French bread recipe to make breadsticks, which I brush with melted butter and sprinkle with garlic powder. —Deanna Naivar, Temple, Texas

Amish Potato Bread Exps Wrsm17 24277 D04 13 1b 1

A tasty mix of whole wheat and all-purpose flour and a small amount of mashed potatoes combine to give this golden bread its wonderful texture. The loaf is very moist and stays that way for days. —Sue Violette, Neillsville, Wisconsin

Christmas Star Twisted Bread Exps Tohdj20 190439 B08 11 3b 21

Swirled with jam, this sweet beauty may look tricky, but it’s not. The best part is opening the oven to find this freshly baked star bread in all its glory. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

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These are the best dinner rolls around. If you can’t decide which enticing topping to choose, just use them all.—Christina Pittman, Parkville, Missouri

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People rave about this tender, delicate bread every time I serve it. The braided look is just beautiful and is actually quite easy to do. —June Mullins, Livonia, Missouri

Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls Exps Cwfm19 202527 E10 25 3b 6

Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this easy dessert—or breakfast! The icing tastes good and makes a pretty contrast with the rolls. —Erin Wright, Wallace, Kansas


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