As a teacher and farm wife, I'm always looking for quick and easy menu ideas, especially during planting and harvesting seasons. I keep the ingredients on hand for this simple-to-prepare meat loaf. - Jan Peters, Chandler, Minnesota
If I'm cooking for a party or family get-together, I can put this beef in the slow cooker in the morning and then concentrate on other preparations. It's a great time-saver and never fails to get rave reviews.
—Ginny Koeppen of Winnfield, Louisiana
The marinade for this tender pork entree is so good that it's hard to believe it calls for only three ingredients. You can easily double or triple the recipe to accommodate larger gatherings without much effort.
Preparing a pork roast with bananas, liquid smoke and soy sauce produces a wonderfully tender meat with flavor that recalls the specialty I so enjoyed at Hawaiian luaus. —Mary Gaylord, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin