My grandmother often made this casserole when I was young. I forgot about it until I found myself one day adding the same ingredients to leftover rice. The memories came flooding back, and I've made this recipe regularly since then. —Lorna Moore, Glendora, California
"CHRISTMAS was the time when our family forgot about the food budget and splurged on one special meal. I can still see Grandmother making dozens of these little meatballs! The hint of spices gives them a savory taste that makes them authentically Norwegian."
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
Several fresh tasty ingredients to go together in this recipe to make a spectacular summer supper. Spaghetti squash has an interesting texture that's lots of fun. Try it—you'll love it!
—Vickey Lorenger, Detroit, Michigan
GINGERSNAPS and mushrooms give these tender meatballs a special old-world flavor. The recipe was handed down from my husband's family several years ago.
I love to cook and found that this was an easy recipe to double and share with friends. The meatballs can also be frozen for a convenient meal at a later time.
-Gusty Crum, Dover, Ohio
My mother-in-law shared this recipe with me when my husband and I were first married. Over the past 50 years, I've relied on this meal-in-one more times than I can count. - Dolores Hickenbottom, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
My children were not fond of meat loaf until I "dressed up" this recipe with pizza flavor. Now the five children are grown and have families of their own, and they still make and serve this hearty, moist meat loaf.
— Darlis Wilfer, Phelps, Wisconsin
My family really looks forward to supper when these tasty beef patties are on the menu. I served this effortless entree to our preacher when he came to dinner, and I often bring it to covered-dish gatherings. I keep the recipe typed and ready to hand out because it's always requested.
-Louise Miller, Westminster, Maryland
"This is an old family favorite passed down from my mom, who got the recipe from a friend," relates Julie Gillespie of Kirklin, Indiana. "Served with a green vegetable, it's a tasty, satisfying meal that's sure to please a crowd."
Ever since the Taste of Home Restaurant opened its door in downtown Greendale, Wisconsin, diners have been asking us to share this recipe, so here it is.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin