Raisins, considered nature’s candy, are sweet and chewy and are a natural, versatile ingredient for everything from salads to cereal.

ThisWeek staffers answer the question: Raisins are best in which dish?

Sarah Sole: Cereal.

Lisa Proctor: The “rock” cookies with cloves and pecans that I make for the holiday season.

Scott Hummel: Abby's or Neil's. Maybe Dennis'. Just not mine.

Abby Armbruster: Call me a traditionalist, but I always crave raisins in my oatmeal.

Neil Thompson: Oatmeal raisin cookies.

Dennis Laycock: Oatmeal. But not oatmeal cookies. That's not cool.

Andrew King: Some kind of cinnamon-raisin bread, perhaps? I'm not a fan of raisins as the stars of the show.

Lee Cochran: Anyone's but mine. Not a fan.

Nate Ellis: My mother used to make the absolute best oatmeal, raisin and chocolate chip cookies, hands down.