A whiff of cinnamon wafting through the house extends a homespun greeting. Blending the cinnamon with a wealth of ingredients signals the onset of the holiday season.

With the season's arrival, pounds of flour and sugar, dozens of eggs and assorted flavorings combine in tons of baked goods. Whether cookies, candies, cakes or multi-layered desserts top your holiday list, there's space on the holiday agenda for variety breads.There are never enough tiny loaf pans to accommodate the neighbors, the teachers or the delivery folks. A holiday brunch is incomplete without a distinctive bread accompaniment. A December weekend breakfast deserves a special coffee cake or tea ring. What about the unexpected guests who need a nibble of Christmas fare?

Holiday breads rise in all shapes and flavors. Submit your family favorites for the December Recipe Exchange.Rules for submitting recipes:

1. Submit only one recipe per sheet of paper (but all can be mailed in one envelope). Include name and address on each recipe. Mail to Recipe Exchange, P.O. Box 1257, Salt Lake City, UT 84110.

2. No more than three recipes will be accepted from any one person.

3. Recipes must be postmarked by Friday, Nov. 16.

4. If identical recipes are received, the recipe with the earliest postmark will be selected for testing.

5. Recipes will be tested by a panel of home economists, with the best recipes printed in the Deseret News food section the first Tuesday in December. Readers whose recipes are selected will receive $5.

Thanks to our readers for submitting a multitude of alternatives to making a pastry crust:

Margaret Harris, Donna Carper, Thelma Thelin, Deanne Drake, Sharon Sanders, Becky Bradshaw, Colleen Christensen, Melanie Welker, Sharon Welker, Shirley G. Ruth, Susan LeBaron, Pat Daniels, Verda B. Lester, H. Johnson, Jan LeBaron, Vickie Huish, Naomi Kress, Crystal L. Dunn, Delilah Christen, Diane Samie, Alta Hall, Beth Burton, LaVerne S. Iverson, Margie Perkins, Faye F. Nielsen, Norma Richardson, Diana Richards, Connie Thomson, Mrs. Dennis Clegg, Kimberly Wade, Terri M. Bender, Alta Hall, Brenda Thorpe and Sandy Monson.