"Won't you stay for supper?" is a question our family asks friends often. That's why I've got plenty of recipes like this meaty, tomatoey one—perfect for spur-or-the-moment company.
Potlucks and church dinners are common around here, too, and this is my most-requested contribution.
The basic recipe came from my mother, but I've added a few ingredients. The flavors blend so well, and it even tastes good cold. This makes a hearty supper, especially when you serve it with a side of pasta.—Teresa Johnson, Peru, Illinois
These pinwheels are good for breakfast, brunch or a midday snack. I served them at a morning wedding reception and received many compliments. My grown children also like to take them to work for a quick breakfast with coffee.
Cabbage is a very Southern dish. People who don't even like cabbage love this recipe. This goulash is good served with French bread or hard rolls, and I usually make a pot of pinto beans to go along with it.
There are people of all nationalities living in the Midwest, and Nebraska claims many residents of Polish descent. This is one of my family's favorite dishes, and I'm sure it'll become one of yours, too.
Even though we're not Italian, this rich, cheesy pasta dish is a "family tradition" for holidays and special occasions. I was delighted the first time I tried this mostaccioli recipe—it has all the flavor of lasagna without the work of layering the ingredients. Try it…I'm sure it'll become one of your family's favorites, too! —Nancy Mundhenke, Kinsley, Kansas
I came up with this recipe because I wanted to add flavor to plain baked potatoes.
I combined several ideas, experimented and ended up with this stuffing. It's so hearty that these potatoes can be a meal by themselves, accompanied by a tossed salad or fruit salad.
-Margaret Allen, Abingdon, Virginia
MY MOTHER'S FAMILY was of German descent and enjoyed sausages and frankfurters. This recipe was one of their favorites.
I don't know if Mother made up this recipe or if it was handed down to her, but it's scrumptious and can be made in portions small enough to satisfy two people.
-Kathryn Curtis, Lakeport, California