When I was a girl during the Depression, we had enough cabbages to sink a ship! This was a family favorite my mother made often.
After I was married, I served these potatoes to family and friends as a side dish to pork. I still make them for potlucks (I attend two of them a month), and everyone likes them.
I have three grown children—plus five grandchildren whom I keep supplied with frozen yogurt and cookies!
I have some Irish ancestry, so I started a family tradition on St. Patrick's Day. I came up with my own recipe for the classic corned beef and cabbage. The meat is tender, and the apple juice gives it a mellow flavor.—Jo Ann Honey, Longmont, Colorado
This flavorful meal is a must for St. Patrick's Day, but great anytime of the year. While it usually cooks on the stovetop, a slow cooker makes it even easier. The recipe serves four nicely with enough leftover meat for Reuben sandwiches or other dishes. —Michelle Rhodes, Fort Bliss, Texas
"I was raised on a farm, where we had chickens as well as other farm animals, so ate a lot of egg dishes," recalls Kitty Jones of Chicago, Illinois. "We usually serve this simple omelet for breakfast with toast on the side."
"I've been making this meal for more than 40 years," remarks Ruth Warner of Wheat Ridge, Colorado. "It is so easy and so delicious. It's especially good served with a salad of peaches and cottage cheese."
I serve this delicious entree each St. Patrick's Day, even though my family is Dutch, not Irish. The meat is so tender and tasty topped with a simple tangy glaze. Leftovers make excellent Reuben sandwiches.
-Perlene Hoekema, Lynden, Washington
This recipe has been a favorite in our family for more than 50 years. My kids still request it when they come to visit, and it was one of the first recipes they called long distance to ask for after they got married.—Jeri Butters, Englewood, Florida
This is a great dish to serve for St. Patrick's Day - or any time. It features corned beef, sauerkraut and other ingredients that make Reuben sandwiches so popular. It's always well received at a potluck.—Margery Bryan, Royal City, Washington