Meet the Cook: It seems there aren't many beef roasts that are both extra-special and extra-easy. This one is, though. There have been many Sundays when I've put it in the oven as we're walking out the door to go to church and had no trouble getting it on the table right around noon.
Over the years, many men have requested that I copy the recipe for their wives. "I love the gravy!" they'll say.
My husband's a farmer, and we have five children - all of them now grown.
-Beverly Swanson, Red Oak, Iowa
Frozen hash browns and a canned soup make preparing this hash brown recipe from Christy Mahlum of Grand Junction, Michigan a cinch. With a cheesy topping, it's a yummy classic you're both sure to enjoy.
Be sure to leave room on the plate for light and creamy casserole. It's dressed up with green onions and melted cheddar cheese and gets its rich texture from the addition of reduced-fat sour cream. Donna Noel - Gray, Maine
I ACTUALLY created this recipe when I was a girl. Since then, I've found it's a good way to use up the second pastry when I make a one-crust pie.
When I tell my husband, "It's chicken potpie tonight," he lights up and thinks I've slaved in the kitchen all day!
-Marva Vandivier, Battle Ground, Washington
Swiss cheese lends distinctive flavor to this rich, creamy potato casserole. Since it tastes wonderful and looks so lovely, this side dish is perfect for serving company or as part of a special holiday meal.
I won grand champion honors in a potato festival baking contest with this moist chocolate cake. The icing recipe can be doubled for real sweet tooths. A great-grandma, I've spent over 85 years on the farm.