"I received this recipe from a friend of mine, then tweaked it to suit my family's tastes," says Chris Shields of Monrovia, Indiana. Mountain Dew is the "secret" ingredient in this rich apple dessert that's a snap to make.
This savory casserole is one of my husband's favorites. He loves the fluffy dumplings with plenty of gravy poured over them. The basil adds just the right touch of flavor and makes the whole house smell so good while this dish cooks. —Sue Mackey, Galesburg, Illinois
These tender homemade noodles take only minutes to make and are a natural accompaniment to chicken. You can enjoy them with chicken gravy or simply buttered and sprinkled with parsley. —Pamela Eaton, Monclova, Ohio
On Sundays, Mom set our big round oak table with a snowy white cloth and her fine dishes and tableware. On the old wood stove, pushed way back to simmer slowly, was a big pot of chicken and dumplings in a thick gravy. I can still taste it.
-Willa Govoro, St. Clair, Missouri
Pierogies are dumplings or tiny pies stuffed with a filling, often potatoes and cheese, and boiled, then cooked in butter. Our friends always ask us to bring them to potlucks. —Diane Gawrys, Manchester, Tennessee
This dumplings are cooked in a mild broth and are served with chicken and gravy at church dinners. This old-fashioned dish reminds many of us of simpler days growing up on the farm.—Betty Jean Boyd, Wilmington, Delaware
I like making this hearty pot roast in winter and serving leftovers the next day. It's not only easy to prepare, but the aroma is just wonderful while it's cooking.—Janell Schmidt Athelstane, Wisconsin