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Crystal Lake

Homemade caramel is a buttery favorite

Shirley McCoy of Crystal Lake, Ill., asked for a recipe for caramel candy like that which "a man from the church made in big batches for sale at the church fair. You could chew them without losing a tooth, and they had the greatest caramel, buttery flavor."

Mary Cadwell of Sioux Falls, S.D., answered the request. "These are very soft and very rich with a buttery caramel flavor that melts in your mouth," she said. "I make them every Christmas, and everyone loves them."

A recipe for Almond-Flavored Poppy-Seed Muffins was the request of Mrs. L. J. Stevens of Sioux Falls, S.D. The selected recipe came from Felicia Whitney of Hudson, N.H., who notes...