A simple rice salad in a café inspired thoughts of adding Indian spices and chutney to this dish. To fire things up, mix in a small amount of hot chili oil, tasting carefully as you go. —Brooke Martin, Greenfield, Minnesota
“We love to use this versatile mayo on any sandwich, but it's especially good on a BLT. I usually make a big batch on the weekends and use it as leftovers to dress up any evening meal.” —Cindie Haras of Boca Raton, Florida
This is a special recipe my whole family likes. Every time they visit and I make Ham Balls, they're all smiles. When I take this to potluck meals, I'm always asked to share the recipe. It's very appropriate for my region, too, since Iowa farmers raise prize-winning pigs and cattle.
Served with green beans, garlic mashed potatoes and seven-layer salad, this is the main course at my family's annual Christmas gathering. Even those who aren't fond of meat comment on its tenderness and flavor. Likely, since garlic goes well with everything, the sauce'd be good with pork or poultry besides. My husband and I have a 16-year-old son and a 15-year-old daughter.
-Beth Taylor, Chapin, South Carolina
"This sweet and tangy basting sauce came from my husband's family," says Jenine Schmidt of Stoughton, Wisconsin. "With just four ingredients, it's simple to stir up," she adds. A speedy alternative to bottled sauce, it can be brushed on chicken, ribs, pork or even turkey.
It's impressive on a buffet, but this dish is not as complicated as it looks. Thin sweet corn pancakes are wrapped around fresh asparagus and topped with an easy cream cheese sauce and pistachios. The flavors blend so well!
-Lillian Julow, Gainesville, Florida
This is a terrific way to fix salmon...and it's so easy to do. The marinade mellows the fish flavor, and the dill sauce is a wonderful complement. I once served this recipe to 12 people from the Pacific Northwest who declared it was the best salmon they'd ever eaten!
-Deb Essen, Victor, Montana