“Make this versatile recipe your own, everyone loves it! It's also great made with leftover chicken from the previous night's dinner. You might prefer another hard cheese for the Parmesan…or just go with the cheddar and cornflake crumbs.”
Marian Pappas - Lake Stevens, Washington
Here's a dish that's perfect to share with your sweetie! The heart on top is an easy touch which makes the lasagna extra special. Because you can make it ahead, you won't have to feel rushed when it's time to enjoy your meal.
—Marcy Cella, L'Anse, Michigan
My family especially enjoys this dish in the summer when fresh tomatoes and green peppers are readily available. This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law, they always ask me to make it for them!
A friend of mine gave me this recipe, which was a favorite at 4-H camp. People are pleasantly surprised to see such a down-home entree offered to a large group.—Joanne Shew Chuk, St. Benedict, Saskatchewan
These well-seasoned meatballs in a rich tomato sauce are one of my mom's best main dishes. I used to love this meal when I was growing up. I made it at home for our children, and now my daughters make it for their families.
-Darlis Wilfer, Phelps, Wisconsin
I can still remember how happy it made my mom to cook something special for a family gathering. My parents were ranchers all their lives, so almost every main dish featured beef. This is Mom's recipe for tender Swedish meatballs with a thick savory gravy.
-Donna Hanson, Lusk, Wyoming
Even though I'm a "city boy", my co-workers have said I'm the most country city boy they have ever run across. Maybe that's because of the comforting, hearty recipes I share, like this ground beef dish.
-Dale Thelen, Bedford, Texas
Meet the Cook: Although I'm retired after years teaching school, my days continue to be full. So easy dishes like this still are a blessing to me. My husband - who's a meat loaf lover - and I have five grown children and eight grandchildren.—Lois Gallup Edwards, Woodland, California
With mozzarella cheese inside, these tender meatballs taste almost like pizza. Whether I make them for a church potluck or a family gathering, they're a hit with all ages. --Kim Kanatzar, Blue Springs, Missouri