Ann Christensen of Mesa, Arizona shares this stick-to-your-ribs German dish that's sure to satisfy even the biggest appetite at your house. Sliced apple and apple juice lend mellowing sweetness to the tangy sauerkraut, flavorful bratwurst, red potatoes and bacon. Serve it alongside rye bread.
Until I entered kindergarten, we spoke German in our home and kept many old-world customs. We always enjoyed the food of our family's homeland. Mom usually prepared this for my birthday dinner.—Helga Schlape, Florham Park, New Jersey
The home economists in the Quick Cooking Test Kitchen whipped up this comforting combination that takes advantage of time-saving frozen vegetables and fully cooked sausage. A little soup mix lends a mild onion flavor to this winter warmer-upper, which your family is sure to love.
For a change-of-pace dinner menu, I pull out this sensational bratwurst recipe. The caraway and other seasonings give this meaty main dish wonderful old-world flair. My husband thinks it's terrific.
-Robin Huber, Calgary, Alberta
"I THINK what I enjoy most about Ukrainian cooking is the smells it creates. This pork roast reminds me of my mother's kitchen—it smells wonderful! My mother canned and preserved in the fall and always used applesauce to glaze the meat. That's probably why I associate the sweet aroma of this hearty stick-to-your-ribs meal with cooler weather."
Here's my favorite roast recipe, complete with an easy lesson on how to butterfly and stuff the meat with mouthwatering filling. Just follow the directions and refer to the how-to-photos.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
SINCE our three daughters are now away from home, I cook just for the two of us. However, sometimes I like to prepare larger amounts while I'm in the kitchen so I can freeze some for later.
These cabbage rolls make a hearty and tasty meal when accompanied by slices of old-fashioned rye bread. —Lucille Proctor
I received this recipe years ago and have put it to excellent use ever since. This beef and mushroom dish is such a hit with our family it's become a tradition for birthdays and Christmas.
— Janelle Lee, Appleton, Wisconsin
"Not even my finicky little eaters can resist the veggies in this main dish when they're seasoned with soup mix," shares Melody Williamson of Blaine, Washington. "I sometimes replace the ham with cooked kielbasa or smoked sausage for a change of pace."