For years, my mother made this savory-sweet bean dish. I was always thrilled when it was on the menu, and now I serve it often to my own family. You can vary the types of beans used, if you wish.
"It's simple to jazz up a box of scalloped potatoes and pop them in the oven while the kids are doing their homework," says Jennifer Skipper of Great Lakes, Illinois. "This meal disappears in a hurry whenever I serve it."
“The first time I made this, it was an instant hit and we agreed I wouldn't change a thing about the recipe. Mustard may seem like an odd ingredient, but it adds a really nice touch.” This rich-tasting dish is surprisingly light. Beverly Norris - Evanston, Wyoming
"My sister passed along the recipe for this convenient casserole," says Mary Killion of Hermiston, Oregon. "I appreciate being able to freeze one pan for a hectic day. The generous portions are bound to feed a hungry family or an extra mouth or two that show up at your table."
There's nothing I'd rather serve for Easter dinner or another springtime occasion than succulent baked ham. My recipe features a rub that add flavor to a meat plus a delicious cherry sauce with a hint of almond.
"Our congregation is full of wonderful cooks, so we enjoy many potluck meals throughout the year," relates Becky Houston of Grand Junction, Tennessee. "I like to share this chewy and cheesy braid I got from a family friend."
"Cordon Bleu" is of French origin meaning "blue ribbon"—given as a prize for culinary excellence. The term also refers to a signature dish of chicken topped with a slice of ham and Swiss cheese, usually breaded and sautéed, or in this case, wrapped in puff pastry for a quick and easy finish. —Sharon Laabs, Hartford, Wisconsin
My mom always finds ways to make good foods taste even more special. A great example is this ham served with a sweet pineapple sauce. A simple mixture of basic ingredients results in a mouthwatering main dish.
-Debra Falkiner, St. Charles, Missouri
This super sandwich makes a fun supper, and it's also a great way of feeding your bunch lunch. A co-worker at the post office who is one of the best cooks I know shared the recipe with me.
-Melissa Collier, Wichita Falls, Texas