"Our mom-Elizabeth Lorenz Abel-topped beef roast with bacon and onion," says Betty Abel Jellencich from Utica, New York. "Whenever I prepare it, I can't help but reminisce about the wonderful life she gave me and my brothers."
My husband is a hunter and I like to come up with different ways to cook the meat he brings home. I found venison and beef tenderloin are similar so I use this recipe for both types of meat.—Corrina Larson, Eden, New York
As a newlywed, I didn't know much about roasting a turkey. Then our pastor, an excellent cook, told me about barding - placing or tying bacon on the turkey to prevent drying during roasting. The fat bastes the turkey while it cooks, keeping it moist and adding flavor.
Carole Floyd from Exmore, Virginia can just about guarantee rave reviews for this creamy seafood dish! “To dress up the meal, I like to serve it with steamed fresh asparagus or a tossed salad and French bread,” she adds.
Carole’s seafood dish also works well with cubes of flounder, salmon or some other tasty fish, she says.
Priscilla Gilbert from Indian Harbour Beach, Florida writes, “This is a good hearty salmon dish, quick and simple to prepare. My husband and I love salmon and this is one of our favorites.” It's creamy and classic, nicely seasoned and very rich; this is one dish sure to surprise.