Field editor Doris Heath of Franklin, North Carolina shares her rich and creamy Hot Chicken Salad. Topped with crunchy potato chips and almonds, the comforting casserole could be made with leftover cooked chicken. —Doris Heath, Franklin, North Carolina
This sweet and tangy sauce shared by Joey McGuire of Lynn, Indiana is easily assembled with basic pantry ingredients. Brushed on chicken leg quarters, it's bargain-priced at just 39 cents a serving. Try it over beef or pork, too.
Melonie Corbin's creamy homemade macaroni and cheese is quick to fix and costs only 58¢ a helping. "You can add tuna, leftover ham or other meat, and vegetables to make this into a main dish," she related from Cottage Grove, Minnesota.
Writes Paula Marchesi of Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania, "We love grilling out...and this is one of our favorite recipes. The ginger, orange and mustard flavors make a tantalizing sauce for moist chicken."
"Canned salmon from the cupboard makes these delicious salmon patties so fast to fix," reports Juanita Gross of Clearwater, Kansas. "And they always get rave reviews," she adds. At a mere 39¢ per patty, they make an economical lunch or dinner.
"These individual foil packets of meat and vegetables became a favorite when my husband and I were building a log home," recalls Carolyn Dixon from Wilmar, Arkansas. The meal cuts clean up time and is priced at just 78¢ per serving.