I was intrigued when I found a potato recipe that called for vinegar, but I didn’t have the seasonings on hand, so I had to improvise. I gave the recipe a whirl using Italian seasoning and balsamic vinegar, and it turned out great! —Lisa M. Varner, El Paso, TX
Try as I might, I can never follow a recipe exactly, so here's what I came up with when I made a family friend's scalloped potatoes in my own kitchen. They’re so awesome, you just keep going back for more. —Susan Simons, Eatonville, Washington
Everyone who has tasted these creamy, cheesy potatoes asks how to make them. Since this comforting casserole bakes at the same temperature as my chicken bundles, I get it started in the oven and pop in the entree a little later.
-Brad Moritz, Limerick, Pennsylvania
With a yummy cream cheese filling, these rich, delicious potatoes are sure winners. "They look fancy but are not tricky to make," promises Linda Wheeler of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. "Try doubling the recipe for company."
My husband and I avoid fried foods, but potatoes are part of our menu almost every day. These delectable sliced potatoes get nice and crispy and give our meals a likable lift. — Mary Lou Kelly, Scottdale, Pennsylvania
"These potato packets are so easy to prepare ahead of time, then pack in the cooler for camping trips or picnics and toss on the grill when needed," notes Darlene Brenden of Salem, Oregon. "The mayonnaise, seasonings and cheese really coat the potatoes and turn them into something special."
Sour cream and cream cheese add delicious dairy flavors to these potatoes. They're special enough to serve guests and can be prepared in advance. Since I'm a busy mother, that's a convenience I appreciate.—Melody Mellinger, Myerstown, Pennsylvania
My mom gave me the recipe for these twice-baked potatoes, and I altered them by adding garlic, bacon and green onions. They're perfect for a potluck or even an elegant meal. My two boys absolutely love them!
-Kristyn Drews, Omaha, Nebraska
These mashed potatoes are one of my favorite side dishes because they can be made ahead, refrigerated and then popped into the oven just prior to dinnertime. When my grandchildren come for dinner, I have to double this recipe. They love it! —Vivian Bailey, Cedar Falls, Iowa