"Mix any kinds of summer squash you have on hand for this flavorful casserole," suggests June Mullins of Livonia, Missouri. "Served with a salad and hot rolls or homemade bread, it makes a meal my family enjoys."
"I've fixed this satisfying stovetop supper for dozens of group gatherings, and everyone seems to enjoy the wonderful blend of flavors," reports Hebron, Indiana's Edna Hoffman. Sweet and tart ingredients balance nicely, complemented with bacon and spices.
People are always surprised to hear that the "secret" ingredient in this special sauce is to add a touch of anise. The herb nicely complements the zippy Italian sausage and chunky tomatoes.—Margaret Allen, Abingdon, Virginia
I taught high school home economics classes for 33 years. I always included a session on eggs, and this is a recipe my students enjoyed. It's a fun way to dress up scrambled eggs.—Olive Ranck, Willimasburg, Indiana
We can hardly wait to dig into this cheesy, meaty lasagna. It smells great when baking and tastes even better! Watching Mom carefully make this wonderful main dish and hearing the raves she gets inspired me to learn to cook.
-Gina Squires, Salem, Oregon
Meet the Cook: At our house, this is a regular - it's as much fun to fix as it is to eat! (Sometimes, we even make extras of the potatoes to serve as appetizers.) Since it's so thick, it's great for potlucks as well.
My husband and I frequently team up in the kitchen. We're the parents of two young daughters, ages 4 and 1.
-Mara Beaumont, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Served with crusty French bread, this makes a great summer meal. My husband and our two daughters ask me to fix it for them frequently.
Besides cooking, I enjoy antiques, crafts and getting out in the garden.
-Michele Shank, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania