"THE browned potatoes give this dish a special tasty touch. Not only do they pick up the flavor of the ham, but, piled on the platter surrounding the slices of ham, they are the perfect embellishment to make this entree very attractive.
After our children left home, I had to learn to cook all over again, I began to economize on food purchases by buying some meats in quantity and freezing extras for future menus.
My husband especially loves this chicken recipe, which I pared down to fit our life-style today. —Helen Whelan
FOR US, chicken breasts prepared this way is a nice reminder of when abalone was found in markets and menus on the West Coast.
These days, abalone is scarce, so my son discovered a way to prepare chicken to resemble our favorite food. It's a wonderful, simple recipe.
—Marian Platt, Sequim, Washington
Savory and satisfying, Italian Flank Steak is nice for entertaining or busy days since it marinates overnight and grills in minutes. Walajean Saglett of Canandaiqua, New York shares the recipe, "Leftovers—if there are any—make super sandwiches," she notes.
These savory shells never fail to make a big impression, even though the recipe is very easy. One or two of these shells makes a great individual serving at a potluck, so a single batch goes a long way.
—Jena Coffey, St. Louis, Missouri
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
"'Mmm, mmm good' is what family and friends say when I serve these juicy chops," says Helen Carpenter of Albuquerque, New Mexico. "I like them for another reason, too—they're easy to prepare ahead of time!"