I enjoy entertaining and always look for recipes that can be made ahead of time. I got this comforting potato recipe from my mother-in-law. It's wonderful because I can prepare it the night before. It contains basic ingredients that everyone loves like milk and cheddar cheese.
-Beverly Templeton, Garner, Iowa
These golden, melt-in-your-mouth potatoes go perfectly with roast beef. They make a homey side dish that's also convenient because they can share the oven with the baked apple slices Mom serves for dessert.
-Linda Gaido, New Brighton, Pennsylvania
This is one comforting side dish that you can prepare ahead. My brother was always quick to dive into these creamy and fluffy potatoes when Mom served them with dinner. My sisters and I kept our eyes on him to be sure we'd get our fair share.
-Darlis Wilfer, Phelps, Wisconsin
This special stew is the meal our two kids look forward to each fall because we only get to enjoy it when the fresh pumpkins come out of the garden. The stew is cooked and served right in the pumpkin shell. A true taste of autumn, it also makes a pretty presentation at a potluck. —Donna Mosher, Augusta, Montana
I discovered this recipe a long time ago and love it since it uses tasty economical turkey drumsticks. Our family and friends enjoy this savory meat and potatoes meal. The flavorful sauce turns plain drumsticks into a feast.
-Alice Balliet, Kane, Pennsylvania
Family and guests rave about this hearty, comforting potpie and its light flaky crust. The "secret" crust ingredients are Parmesan cheese and instant mashed potato flakes. It's a great make-ahead dish. On busy days, I prepare this entree in the morning and just bake it in the evening.
-Cheryl Arnold, Lake Zurich, Illinois
For an inexpensive and easy-to-prepare dish, try this hearty casserole. You can assemble it ahead and bake it just before leaving for a potluck. People go back for seconds since it includes tasty basic ingredients like bacon, cheese and potatoes. —Pat Kuether, Westminster, Colorado
It always amazed me that this simple recipe could make potatoes taste so good. Mom liked to make them for Easter because they were more special than ordinary baked potatoes. —Ruth Seitz, Columbus Junction, Iowa
As much as my family loves mashed potatoes, once in a while I'll want to dress them up by preparing this recipe. Spinach and chive give this potato dish wonderful flavor, not to mention terrific color.—Mary Allen, Orange, California