I substituted Splenda for one of the cups of sugar and whole wheat flour for one of the cups of flour to make it a bit healthier and no one even noticed. My husband came home from work while it was cooking and said he smelled it when he was still in the garage in his car and hoped it was coming from our house and not the neighbors! This was great all by itself warm out of the oven, but it's also great cold from the fridge with butter on it. I think a glaze or frosting would ruin it. Some raisins or cranberries would probably be good though. I might try that next time. This is a great recipe for novices. I've only tried to make homemade bread one other time in my life, banana bread, and it turned out terrible. This one is so easy, my 6 year old could make it. In fact, I may just let my kids make it themselves and give loaves as gifts to their teachers.