Meet the Cook: Many pork recipes were too spicy for me, so I decided to try this sweeter alternative. That was 18 years ago, and it became a family favorite. It tastes great the day after in a cold sandwich, too.
Today, our two daughters make this roast often. We also have eight grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
-Madeline Strauss, Clinton Township, Michigan
Creamy Tortellini Carbonara sent in by Cathy Croyle calls for only five ingredients and comes together in mere moments.
The Davidsville, Pennsylvania cook simmers a rich bacon and Parmesan cheese sauce in one pan while boiling packaged tortellini to perfection in another. Then she combines the two to create a memorable main dish.
"Add more cheese or additional parsley to the sauce to fit your family's taste," Cathy recommends.
This old-fashioned mock chicken dish, actually made of tender perfectly seasoned pork, is one that my mom relied on often during 55 years of marriage. The delicious gravy is so good over mashed potatoes.
-Barbara Hyatt, Folsom, California
Entertaining doesn't get much easier than when you serve this tasty five-ingredient ham from the slow cooker. Plus, the leftovers are delicious in casseroles! —Heather Spring, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas
"My sister gave me the recipe for this easy five-ingredient marinade," writes Bernice Germann of Napoleon, Ohio. "It keeps the meat so moist and tasty...now it's the only way my husband wants his pork chops prepared."
“We first had Aunt Dolly’s potpie at a family get-together,” recalls Mary Zinsmeister of Slinger, Wisconsin. “We loved it and were so happy she shared the recipe. Now, we make it almost every time we bake a ham.”