When plums are in season, I make this every other week. I originally adapted the recipe for use with chicken, but discovered it was even better with pork. I fixed it for 70 people for my granddaughter’s christening and everyone wanted the recipe.
“This recipe came from a good friend, and it’s been a big hit whenever I’ve served it,” Marian Platt relates from Sequim, Washington. “With rice pilaf and a green salad, a quick meal for company is ready.”
Folks may be intimidated to prepare an elegant crown roast of pork, but it's actually an easy entree. Our four grown sons and their families expect this every Christmas. —Mary Ann Balam, Tujunga, California
"We enjoy these colorful bundles on the deck along with rice and a tall glass of iced tea," Linda Turner Ludwig says from Columbiana, Ohio. For variety, try it with provolone cheese or red sweet peppers...or a substitute chicken breast for the pork chops.
A new twist on an old favorite is this marvelous meat loaf from Brenda Biron's kitchen in Sydney, Nova Scotia. A hearty ham and cheese filling is rolled up inside ground beef. Potatoes and carrots baked alongside make it a hearty one-dish meal.
I have been making this recipe for more than 30 years. Children as well as adults love them. These juicy chops are covered with a basil-seasoned tomato sauce and melted cheese. They're so easy and so fast, too. Any cut of chop can be used...I like to use boneless.—Janene Christensen, Eureka, Missouri
"The first time I found out I could make kabobs in the microwave, I was thrilled because cooking on the grill can be such a hassle for just two people," explains Kitty Hernandez of Chicago, Illinois. "The sweet and tangy homemade meatballs are very easy and so tasty."
“My grandmother often prepared this dish for Sunday dinner,” writes Mary Ann Marino of West Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. “She loved to cook and eat, especially when she had someone to share her food with.”
Rich, creamy mushroom stuffing inside moist chops makes this dish special enough to serve company. “Although the recipe serves just two, it can easily be doubled or tripled,” notes LaDonna Reed, a field editor from Ponca City, Oklahoma.