Meet the Cook: These burgers were a favorite when I was growing up. I now use them as a way to "fancy up" a barbecue without a lot of extra preparation. They keep me out of a hot kitchen yet let me serve a nice meal. Fresh fruit and corn on the cob are wonderful accompaniments.
As the oldest of six children, I began cooking when I was very young. But I really started enjoying cooking 2 years ago when I married a very appreciative husband. He inspires me!
-Sheryl Creech, Lanca
"I thought having breakfast in our backyard would be a nice way to christen our new patio, so I came up with this combination to cook on the grill," recalls Shirley Ellul of Redford, Michigan. It's a fun idea for camping, too.
Here's a meal on a skewer with a unique twist. The pineapple, cantaloupe and peppers complement the sausage perfectly. I frequently fire up the grill for these simple kabobs in summer. That way, I'm free to work longer in my garden.
This delicious burger weighs in at a whopping 11 g of fiber and only a measly 5 g of fat per serving. The pineapple slices are a perfect topper for this tasty bean burger. Carole Resnick - Cleveland, Ohio
Let these chops marinate while you're at work. When you get home, you can have a hot meal ready in minutes! It's easy to see why this tasty Asian-flavored recipe is a hit with Barbara Lopshire of Holland, Michigan.
I found this recipe in a seafood cookbook years ago, and it’s been one of my favorites. The refreshing, slightly spicy salsa is a delightful complement to the fish. Beth Fleming, Downers Grove, Illinois
"I really enjoy making these special burgers with a surprise inside," writes Ann Couch of Halifax, North Carolina. The homemade sauce, with brown sugar, mustard and ketchup, makes these tropical grilled sandwiches even better.