“I add about 1 teaspoon of fennel seed to 1 pound of ground turkey as I brown it,” reveals Carolyn A. of Golden Valley, Minnesota. “It makes the turkey taste like sausage, which is great in lasagna and spaghetti.”
I revamped our favorite sloppy joe recipe into this thick spaghetti sauce that simmers in the slow cooker. The flavor is jazzy enough to be interesting to adults, yet mild enough to be enjoyed by children.
—Rhonda Melanson of Sarnia, Ontario
I came up with this "short-cut" lasagna one day when the dinner hour was fast approaching and all I had in the freezer was some frozen ravioli. Now I make it often, and my husband and son devour it.
-Anne Plesmid, Sagamore Hills, Ohio
In Dansville, New York, Judy Culbertson pairs down a crowd-pleasing breakfast staple with savory results. Her hearty sausage patties are loaded with flavor but contain a fraction of the sodium and fat found in commercial breakfast links.