I was recently asked for some good homemade sweet breads for the Christmas season. Special breads make wonderful gifts and can also provide a healthier alternative to many of the unhealthy selections we find over the holidays. So, I set out to find some new and old favorite recipes to prepare for Christmas time at my home, including the delicious Praline Apple Bread in today’s newsletter. If you have a spare day here and there before Christmas, think about going ahead and making some small loaves of specialty breads to share with friends over Thanksgiving and Christmas. Most breads will freeze very well for you to pull out when the time comes – you’ll be surprised at how often your preparations can bless someone!