I found this easy recipe for Cornish hens and prepare it often for my family. The glaze keeps the hens tender and moist, and the skin roasts to a golden glow. It's tasty, too.
When the children are gone for the weekend, my husband and I enjoy this meal-perfect for two.
A platter crowned with her impressive ham is passed around Barbara Nowakowski's table at holiday time. "I always get requests for this on special occasions," she relates from Mesa, Arizona. A spiced marmalade glaze and plump golden raisins add sweetness to every slice.
I adapted this recipe from a seasoning I saw for blackened catfish. Because these steaks have a lot of kick, I make a more mellow side dish, like buttered potatoes or grilled fresh vegetables. —Vera Kobiako, Jupiter, Florida
I created this recipe as a way to make ordinary chicken extra special. To save time, you can roll up the chicken early in the day, refrigerate it, then dip in the egg, brown and bake later on. —Dorothy Glaeser, Naples, Florida
The marinade for this grilled pork tenderloin is laden with lots of wonderful flavors, like cinnamon, honey and garlic. It turns out perfectly every time and always impresses. —Cathleen Bushman, Geneva, Illinois
When entertaining, I often rely on this hearty pasta dish. To avoid some last-minute fuss, chop the onion and green pepper, and peel and devein the shrimp earlier in the day. —Valerie Putsey, Winamac, Indiana