Patricia Crandall shares her lamb recipe that would be perfect for Easter or any other festive gathering. Writes Patricia, “I created this recipe from a combination of several others. It's the only lamb recipe my daughter would eat when she was young.” —Patricia Crandall, Inchelium, Washington
A spin on a classic meat loaf, I love this because I can sneak spinach in on my meat-and-potatoes family. Serve the meat loaf with Greek-style potatoes or a Greek salad. I also get to make a whole other meal the next night with the leftovers—gyros. —Mandy Rivers, Lexington, South Carolina
"This is without a doubt the yummiest stew I've ever tasted," informs Lorna Irving of Holberg, British Columbia. "My mom often made it for special occasions when I was growing up. It's been popular with our family for the past 40 years. You can make it ahead and reheat before serving."
My mom taught me to cook, and I love trying and creating new recipes. I developed this one on a cold and snowy afternoon many years ago. Tangy lemon and herbs are complemented by the subtle sweetness of cinnamon.—Carol Stevens, Basye, Virginia
"This nicely seasoned lamb tastes marvelous whether sauteed on the stovetop or grilled on a hibachi," says Marion Lowery of Medford, Oregon. "For a special meal, the chops are wonderful with parsley rice, fruit cups, spinach salad and lemon tarts for dessert."
We've raised sheep for years, so lamb has been a staple entree in our house as well as a favorite to serve when company comes. We do our own butchering and can cut the meat any way, but we've found the rack yields a perfect amount of meat for just the two of us.
-Margery Bryan, Moses Lake, Washington
This colorful kabob wouldn't be the same without its delicious herb marinade and tender-crisp vegetables. Together, they add delicious flavor and texture to the lamb pieces. This recipe was submitted by Janet Dingler from Cedartown, Georgia.
A lemon-olive oil marinade gives these tasty kabobs a nice tang. They’re great for summer parties. In bad weather and during the winter, we cook them in a 400-degree oven for 25 to 40 minutes. —Weda Mosellie, Phillipsburg, New Jersey
These lean little lamb chops from Jill Heatwole of Pittsville, Maryland are packed with the flavors of rosemary, ginger and mustard. Marinating makes them so tender. They're something special for spring.
Meet the Cook: With our busy schedule, I cook lots of stews. This one - handed down to me by my mother-in-law - is nice because you can prepare it on the weekend and reheat it during the week. It's a great full-course meal...put out hard rolls and French bread, and you're set.
My husband and I have a son, 11.
-Jeanne Dahling, Elgin, Minnesota