Since I often add salt and pepper to foods I'm cooking, I combined the two in one shaker and keep it next to the stove. All my seasoning is done with a few shakes from one shaker. —Mattie Christine Kaford, Roy, Utah
Talk about versatile! This light and fluffy stuffing goes with almost any entree. The apricots and slivered almonds add a sweet nutty flavor-but if I'm serving it with turkey, I often substitute cranberries and chestnuts.
"Although I love to cook, some days I just don't have a lot of time, so I keep boneless pork chops in my freezer for this quick dinner," explains Karen Ehatt of Chester, Maryland. "My husband and children love the gravy." Tip: "This dish is easy to double if unexpected company drops by," she adds.