I came across this unique grilled combo when I was digging in my mom's recipe box. The crisp bacon, hard-cooked eggs and crunchy green onions make these special sandwiches look impressive when company drops by for lunch. Best of all, they're a snap to assemble.
-Ann Fuemmeler, Glasgow, Missouri
Dressing up an old favorite for the occasion, I made hearty Spooky Joes, served open-faced so everyone could see slices of cheese cut into Halloween shapes topping the beef. The sandwiches were accompanied by orange cheese curls and jack-o-lantern Jell-O jigglers.
I've been making these open-faced sandwiches for years, and people always ask for the recipe. I sometimes serve the filling on slices of sourdough or tucked into pitas. —Edith Tabor of Vancouver, Washington
These crowd-pleasing sandwiches are great when you're hosting a holiday open house or progressive dinner. Keep the meatballs warm in a slow cooker on your buffet table, and guests can serve themselves as they arrive.
To satisfy hearty appetites, try this different take on a grilled ham and cheese. “The apples give it a sweet taste twist,” relates Marietta Slater of Augusta, Kansas. TIP: “Using rye bread is a delicious alternative,” Marietta notes.
“I'm a busy wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loves to cook,” writes Janet Miller from her home in Midland, Texas. “This warm hearty sandwich is a convenient way for me to serve a complete meal that tastes great.”