Years ago, when bakeries in my Midwestern hometown made pasties, people scrambled to get there before they were all gone. Now I make my own...filled with meat, potatoes and vegetables, they make a complete meal and are great for picnics or potlucks. —Gayle Lewis
Looking for a heartwarming meal-in-one on a nippy autumn evening? Try this hearty stew from Margaret Peschke in Hadley, New York. Cubed steak makes it quick and economical.
Tip: Combine leftover onion soup mix with 1-1/2 cups sour cream for a tasty dip, or with 3 cups water for soup.
Everyone loves these warm tortillas wrapped around the mixed grill, veggies and cheese. The recipe's an original with me, and through trial, I found you cannot make an error!—Karen Haen, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Soy sauce and gingerroot add great flavor to this quick beef stir-fry. It couldn’t be simpler to make, but it’s definitely elegant enough to serve someone special. Charlene Chambers - Ormond Beach, Florida
When spring comes to our house, out comes the grill! My husband does a great job cooking these steaks to perfection. They taste so terrific, we often have them once a week.—Sonja Kane, Wendell, North Carolina