Planning a Fabulous '50s party to surprise my sister for her birthday got me humming. Recalling popular songs from the decade gave me the idea for a clever name for the chili dogs I served. Like Elvis' tune, they were a big hit!
-Judy Nix, Toccoa, Georgia
Bring out the kid in everyone by preparing pigs-in-a-blanket with sausage links and refrigerated breadsticks. This old-fashioned finger food is a fun addition to a breakfast buffet. Or make a heaping plateful for a snack.
"I received this recipe from a co-worker who loves hot dogs," writes Amy Bullis of Henryville, Pennsylvania. "It's a big hit for family get-togethers. It's so convenient, I usually double this recipe and put one pie in the freezer for times when we need a fast meal.
Long live childhood favorites! "I created this recipe for the 125th anniversary of a small town in Minnesota. They have a medium spice level, and people of all ages love them.” —Barb Templin, Norwood, Minnesota
"When I married my husband more than 30 years ago, I asked my mother-in-law for some of his favorite dishes," writes Diane Hendrixson of Wapakoneta, Ohio. "Knowing money was tight, she sent this one that I still make." It remains a bargain at 71¢ a serving.
When our children were small and I was busy trying to get all those extra things done that are part of a mom's normal schedule, I would make this quick hot dish. Kids love it.—JoAnn Gunio, Franklin, North Carolina