Being from Louisiana, red beans are my go-to for comfort food. Putting on a nice pot of red beans for our Sunday family dinner goes back generations in my family. Dig in with some hot buttered corn bread. —Lisa Bowie, Las Vegas, Nevada
My father-in-law grows zucchini, so we try as many different recipes as we can. Stuffed with a sausage-cheese filling, these zucchini boats are hearty enough to be a main dish. We usually serve them with rice.
As the mother of teenagers, I strive to find meals they like but that require little work on my part. I get many requests for these Italian-style hamburgers...I make them monthly. - Amy LaPointe, North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
“I got this recipe 25 years ago from my boyfriend's Italian barber. I've adjusted it a little and now it's my specialty,” writes Jeannie Peirce of Brentwood, California. Whip it up for dinner tonight and freeze any remaing sauce for later.
I decided to pair up two of my favorites - lasagna and potatoes - in this scrumptious dish. Sliced potatoes take the place of noodles, and the comforting blend of flavors is sure to please anyone with a hearty appetite.
-Melissa Pokorny, Abbotsford, British Columbia
"I came up with this recipe one morning when we had smoked sausage leftover from the day before - and my husband loved it," relates Stephanie Leven of Warsaw, Missouri. The combination of spicy sausage, spinach, eggs, potato and cheese makes a hearty morning meal or a satisfying light supper.
My mother always made this delicious dish when we had lots of company or we were going to a church dinner. She'd make two casseroles and save one in the freezer for another time.—Jinger Newsome, Gainesville, Florida
Dig into the rich layers of this hearty lasagna that features plenty of Italian sausage and gooey cheese. No-cook noodles, frozen spinach and jarred spaghetti sauce simplify the prep. But it tastes far from ordinary! —Kathleen Morrow, Hubbard, Ohio
This favorite was created by my father-in-law years ago, then I added a few things of my own. Even my husband, who doesn't care for cream cheese, gobbles up these burgers. - Mary Rolando, Farmington, Illinois
Quick, easy and delicious is how Norlene Razak describes her fantastic, full-flavored skillet supper. “It remains a real standby recipe for me,” writes the Kyle, Texas cook. “I can always turn out a tasty batch of it in a hurry for unexpected company, yet it's a little more special than many spur-of-the-minute meals.”