Meet the Cook: Very near the top of the list of foods I prepare for company is this chicken. It's easy to fix and has never flopped. It is a family favorite, too - any leftovers are great in a salad or sandwich.
My husband and I are the parents of eight, who range in age from 24 to 11. We also have three grandchildren.
-Edith Maki, Hancock, Michigan
In general, procedures for roasting meat apply to poultry, too. That means if you use a dry rub on a steak, a dry rub will benefit a chicken. A blend of paprika, onion powder, garlic powder and cayenne go on the skin and inside the cavity for a bright, spicy roast chicken. —Margaret Cole, Imperial, Missouri
Producing a juicy amber-colored turkey infused with flavor is possible with this apple juice-based brine. You won't regret planning for the long marinating time. This uncommonly tasty turkey is worth every minute.
—Trudy Williams, Shannonville, Ontario
After years of making this recipe, I have yet to find a better grilled chicken. The cooking technique makes it so juicy and tender, you won’t want to fix a whole chicken any other way.—Shirley Hodge, Bangor, Pennsylvania
Mary Stoddard of Fountain Inn, South Carolina sent in the recipe for this hearty cheese and sausage casserole that's perfect or a yummy breakfast or bunch. Since it's prepared ahead, it's convenient for serving on special occasions when you're hosting overnight guests.
It doesn't take a seasoned cook to turn out this scrumptious entree. Served with your favorite salad, it makes a wonderful summer supper. Try it with limeade or orange juice in place of lemonade. My family raves about every refreshing version.
A friend gave me an awesome recipe for manicotti...and I set out to make it a little healthier. Now, whether we have company, my husband asks me to serve this. Even our 2-year-old son loves it!
—Tonya Fitzgerald of West Monroe, Louisiana