You might as well bake pumpkin bread in the large batch called for here, because everyone loves it. Three full-sized loaves, lively with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, are your reward. Wrap loaves in cellophane, tie with a colorful ribbon, and give as a gift!
A crusty rosemary bread works nicely for this classic Italian salad. The bread – pulled into bite-sized pieces – tomatoes, cucumbers and red onions, are tossed with fresh herbs and just enough vinegar and oil to give them a nice glistening. Four generous servings.