For any holiday or gathering, I prefer quick-and-easy dishes since I work full-time. This main dish is fun since everyone can fix their own sandwich the way they like it. Adding cola to the ham while it bakes makes for moist, tasty slices.
-Sundra Hauck, Bogalusa, Louisiana
This is a great way to use leftover ham…in fact, a friend of mine thinks it’s one of the best ham dishes she’s ever tried. I learned to love cooking while working alongside my mother, who owned a lodge and fast-food stand.
I learned that in Rome and other parts of Italy, pizza simply started out as bread with oil and herbs on it. In some locales, cheese, tomato and grilled meat were added. With the basic original pizza ingredients surrounding me, I was inspired to make a modern version of an ancient food and this recipe was born.Mara Mcauley, Hinsdale, New York
This recipe has traveled to many parts of the country. That's because I've served it to guests from Washington to New Hampshire, and they always ask for the recipe before I leave! My grown children all have a copy, too-it never fails to get rave reviews.
My fiance and I like to hunt for wild asparagus come the spring. He's not much of a vegetable eaterbut when I roll up these easy, nutritious appetizers, he can't get enough of them. The roll-ups are ideal for children toothey're a fun way to "disguise" vegetables they usually turn down!
I "inherited" this recipe from the family that owned the building where I rented my first apartment. It's one of my favorites and very easy to prepare. It's great for company because you can mix the loaf in advance, then simply pour on the sauce before putting it in the oven...it's the sauce that makes it so good!
WHEN Mother wanted to serve ham, she went to the smokehouse, took one down from the rafters and sliced off as much as was needed. The rest was hung up again.
This recipe is great if you use real smoked ham with no water added. When Mother prepared it this way, the flavor was especially sweet and buttery.
-Marjorie Schmidt, St. Marys, Ohio