This hearty meat pie was traditionally served on Christmas Eve by mother's family in Quebec. The recipe has been passed down through at least four generations and has been translated from my grandmother's original recipe in French. —Diane Davies
Indian Trial, North Carolina
Chock-full of cranberries, apple, sweet potatoes, cinnamon and cloves, this scrumptious meat pie smells just like autumn as it bakes! The original recipe called for a pastry crust, but I prefer the fuss-free batter crust on top.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
We love it when Mom fixes these tender sweet-and-sour ribs smothered in a tangy sauce. She doubles the batch when our family gets together so there'll be enough for each of us to take some home for our freezers. —Jeanne Voss
Anaheim Hills, California
A delicate marinade flavors these pork chops with the fragrant seasonings of India and tenderizes the meat at the same time. Writes Linda Lacek of Winter Park, Florida. "The colorful relish would be delicious alongside any grilled entree. It's also a tasty substitute for butter or baked potatoes!"
"I couldn't wait for dinner when my grandmother prepared this delicious pork chop dish topped with colorful vegetables," says Shirley Hulin of Los Osos, California. "Now I fix it for my family—it's one of the meals regularly requested by my husband."
"Featuring a twist of citrus, these tender chops have earned a spot on my family's list of favorite dinners," writes Margaret Pache of Mesa, Arizona. "To save time, I bake a double batch and freeze some. The chops reheat so nicely, your family will never guess they're eating leftovers."
I've long used whole or ground cloves as my secret ingredient in cooking and baking. Added to an overnight marinade, they provide the gravy in this meaty main dish with great flavor. —Marijane Rea of Milwaukie, Oregon
There are no complicated steps to follow when preparing this roasted medley of tender pork and veggies. Just season with herbs, then pop in the oven for less than an hour. —Diane Martin, Brown Deer, Wisconsin