A little creative recycling will take your post-holiday morsels from boring to brilliant. A homemade sauce of pumpkin puree and chipotle peppers gives these delicious chimis a spicy-sweet finish.—Sherri Gordon, Olmsted Falls, Ohio
I won a contest to attend a cooking school in Portugal, where the chef laughed at all ideas of cooking light. This is my version of one his recipe, where I cut back on the olive oil and heavy cream. It reminds me of the flavors of Miguel's roast, but I don't feel guilty about eating it.—Jessie Grearson-Sapat, Falmouth, Maine
My mother prepared this cheesy stovetop dish when I was young. Now I make it for my family. It's a great way to use ham and potatoes left over from last night's meal. Or buy cubed cooked ham to fix it anytime.
-Sharon Price, Urbana, Ohio