FOR YEARS, I've been exchanging recipes by correspondence with friends. A dear friend in North Carolina shared this one.
What's best about this recipe is that you can enjoy wonderful turkey flavor without preparing a whole bird. —Rachel Wellborne
Jacksonville, North Carolina
I first made this different meat loaf when my husband and I had to start watching our diet. Since then every time I serve it to family and friends, I'm asked for the recipe. The turkey is a nice change.—Ruby Rath, New Haven, Indiana
I have a variety of turkey recipes that my family "gobbles" up, but this is one of their favorites. When they were young, our kids often requested these for Saturday night dinner.—Myrna Shirts, Idaho Falls, Idaho
Each time Mesa, Arizona subscriber Margaret Pache prepares this full-flavored dish, she's reminded fondly of her mother. "Mom made it often for me and my seven brothers and sisters," Margaret explains. It was her favorite—ours, too."
The combination of sweet, savory, crunchy and spicy ingredients makes a fabulous stuffed turkey that's become a tradition at our Thanksgiving dinner. Leftover stuffing can be a meal in itself.
—Keri Scofield Lawson, Fullerton, California
YEARS AGO, a neighbor and I collaborated and submitted this recipe for an apple contest. We won first prize...a bushel of apples, of course.
We had such fun experimenting, and I think of her whenever I make this dish. It's a favorite whenever I take it to a potluck or other group gathering.
-Phyllis Atherton, South Burlington, Vermont