Holiday Bread ~ Christmas mornings are busy. Prepare breakfast the day before by baking this simple stollen, a quick version of the traditional sweet bread. Set it out for everyone to enjoy with their choice of tea or coffee. It also makes a great gift. Prepare some ahead to freeze. Wrap in foil and seal in freezer-weight plastic bags — they'll stay good up to a month.
Sweet Italian Holiday Bread Recipe -This is authentic ciambellotto, a sweet loaf my great-grandmother used to bake in Italy. I still use her traditional recipe—the only update I made was for modern appliances.—Denise Perrin, Vancouver, Washington
Peanut Butter Banana Bread: This is one of those happy-accident recipes. When Beth Lipton didn't have enough butter to make banana bread, she swapped in peanut butter. She's been making it that way ever since.