I like to share this dish at potlucks because it can be made ahead, which I especially appreciate during the busy holiday season. The sweet-and-spicy sauce is always a hit.—Martha Anne Carpenter, Mesa, Arizona
“This is a wonderful dish. My sister gave me the recipe as a casserole baked in the oven, but I’ve also fixed it in the slow cooker and on the stovetop. Everyone who has tasted it loves it.” Here’s a homey meal that feels Sunday-special. —Elizabeth Johnston, Glendale, Arizona
This juicy roast lends itself to variation, as apricot preserves would also work well. The flavors blend together perfectly to create a subtle hint of Asian flair. — Jeannie Klugh, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
"I first tasted this dish at an office potluck, and now I serve it often when company comes," says Darlene Brenden, a Salem, Oregon field editor. "I set out an array of toppings and let everyone fix their own taco salad."
Serve dinner from the slow cookermdash;tender pork chops and sweet potatoes flavored with applesauce, cranberry sauce and brown sugar. It’s a wonderful meal for the holiday season.—Doris Branham, Kingston, Tennessee
"My husband and I can never get enough fresh buttery squash from our garden. These chops cook up sweet and tender in the slow cooker and the classic, comfort-food flavor doesn't take up my whole day to prepare." Mary Johnson - Coloma, Wisconsin