A simple dry rub is enough to turn roast beef into a real crowd pleaser. The slightly spicy meat is scrumptious the first and second time around, piled on top of fresh crusty bread. —Allison Ector, Ardmore, Pennsylvania
"When you first start on a low-salt diet, everything tastes bland until your taste buds have time to adjust. This seasoning will help overcome that blandness," promises Roma Lea Short of Baldwyn, Mississippi. "Some people still reach for the salt shaker out of habit. Put this seasoning on the table instead of salt—they can shake it on and be satisfied. It tastes great!"
You can prepare soup, make dips and even season meats with this handy mix from June Mullins of Livonia, Missouri. "My grandchildren really enjoy it as a coating on oven-roasted potatoes," she says. "It's an inexpensive substitute for the envelopes you get at the store."
"My physical therapist shared this recipe with me and said it was completely foolproof," says Juanita Moore of Dana Point, California. "She was right. It's a real winner. I serve it with sauteed green beans."
I work in a kitchen preparing lunch for the students at a small private school. I enjoy cooking and entertaining friends and family. My husband and I often cook the meals together for these gatherings.
We spoon the black bean salsa that accompanies this dish over grilled tenderloin slices. You can save on last-minute prep time by making the salsa and the cumin-coriander pork rub ahead.
—Maria Chiarino of Concord, North Carolina