“The day after we held a barbecue, I put leftover cheese spread, chicken and hoagie rolls together," says Erin Renouf Mylroie from St. George, Utah. "We were astounded at the smell, texture and flavor of these now-favorite sandwiches.”
I once taught an adult program called Eating Smart for Seniors. For that class, I developed many recipes for one or two people that were simple to prepare and used common ingredients.—Terri Brown, Darien, Wisconsin
MY HUSBAND and I are retired ranchers—so beef is a frequent favorite main dish at our house.
I've even written my own beef cookbook based on recipes that I've collected through the years.
Everyone enjoys these hearty, tasty sandwiches that can be made for two—or any size group. —Margery Bryan
Royal City, Washington
A REUBEN sandwich was always my first choice when eating out - until I found this recipe in a local newspaper. After that, my family could eat reubens anytime.
Our daughters used to make these when they were in charge of preparing a meal. I usually had all the ingredients on hand, so it didn't take long to get everything on the table.
-Betty Ruenholl, Syracuse, Nebraska
I COLLECT cookbooks and enjoy reading them much like a novel. But when I start cooking, I create my own recipes to suit my taste.
I used to cater parties and found I often had to be resourceful. This sandwich is one of my creations, so easy to cook for two and even one!
-Norma Curtis, Ithaca, Michigan
My family loves dividing up this super-easy sandwich that's brimming with great spinach and onion flavor. Refrigerated pizza dough shaves minutes off prep time and creates a golden brown crust. The cheesy slices taste terrific warm or cold, so they're great for lunches, picnics or trips. —Mary Nichols
Denver, New Hampshire
THIS WONDERFUL RECIPE is just too good to keep to myself! My daughter shared it with me.
The portions are just right to suit my appetite, and the muffins are so pretty when they're pulled from the oven with the cheese all bubbly and hot. I also serve these to guests.
-Violena Carver, Potosi, Missouri
MY FAMILY loves chicken, so I came up with this easy sandwich recipe. The chicken stays moist and tasty prepared this way.
With potatoes or fries and a salad, it's a complete meal.
-Joe Urban, West Chicago, Illinois
EGG SALAD is a refreshing, tasty change from lunch meat or peanut butter sandwiches. The extra preparation time is worth the effort.
Everyone raves about this version with its added zip. It's the touch of mustard and lemon juice that does it.
-Annemarie Pietila, Farmington Hills, Michigan
I created this recipe for my 15-year-old son, who has a ravenous appetite. He couldn't believe I was able to fill his plate so quickly. It's a simple combination of ingredients that imparts the best of flavors.
-Jackie Kelly, Maple Shade, New Jersey