Cooking is not one of my favorite things to do, so I'm always looking for simple and tasty recipes to feed our growing family (three sons - 8,5 and 7 months). These potato balls make a good snack or appetizer (my two older boys love them with any meal!), and they're a good way to use up leftovers. In fact, I often find myself peeling a few extra potatoes just to make sure there will be leftovers. I've also substituted ground-up hot dogs or sausage for the ham.
Whenever I have leftover mashed potatoes, this is the recipe I think of first. Not only does it use up leftovers, it's convenient when you need to have supper ready quickly. The men in my family especially enjoy this casserole.
My mom's tender roasted chicken with potatoes and sage dressing is even more delicious than its aroma while baking. My children enjoy this meal as much as I did when I was young. —Sandra Melnychenko, Grandview, Manitoba
One of the things I like about twice-baked potatoes is that they are very versatile. They can be served as a complement to an entree, or they can be the main course with a salad. Either way, they are tasty.
I came up with this recipe because I wanted to add flavor to plain baked potatoes.
I combined several ideas, experimented and ended up with this stuffing. It's so hearty that these potatoes can be a meal by themselves, accompanied by a tossed salad or fruit salad.
-Margaret Allen, Abingdon, Virginia
THIS IS one of my favorite side dishes because it can be made ahead, refrigerated and then popped into the oven just prior to dinnertime.
When my grandchildren come for dinner, I have to double this recipe. They love it!
-Vivian Bailey, Cedar Falls, Iowa
This hearty main dish has been a family favorite for at least 30 years. Our three sons are now grown and on their own...but they always come home when they hear what's in the oven!
My husband, Mel, and I are enjoying retirement. Traveling is fun, visiting family and friends is better, but sitting on the back porch and "watching the world go by" is best of all!
Have leftover chicken? This recipe makes good use of it. The potatoes in this casserole also make it a dish that will appeal to any hearty "country" appetite. It's simple to prepare and delicious served with a salad and rolls.—Frances Gleichmann, Baltimore, Maryland
Pasties - which are meat-filled turnovers - came from England along with the Cornish who settled in America. Years ago, miners and woodsmen throughout the Midwest relished having these pasties in their lunch boxes.