This recipe has been in our family for many years. My mother brought it with her when she came to the United States from Italy. When tomatoes are plentiful, this is a great way to serve them. —Mary Detzi, Wind Gap, Pennsylvania
These tender manicotti are much easier to stuff than the purchased variety. People are always amazed when I say I make my own noodles. My son fixed this recipe for several of his friends, and they were extremely impressed with his cooking skills. —Sue Ann Bunt, Painted Post, New York
Some 30 years ago, the small church I attended held a chicken and noodles fund-raiser supper. I was put in charge of noodles for 200 people! A dear lady shared this recipe and said it had been tried and tested by countless cooks. These noodles are just plain good eating!
—Kathryn Roach, Edgemont, Arkansas
My parents went on vacation last year just as their tomato crop - and mine - was ready to harvest. After freezing as many tomatoes as I could possibly want or use, I had to come up with new ideas for using tomatoes. My husband loved this creation! It really is a great way to use tomatoes.
Years ago, when my husband and I put in our first garden, a neighbor suggested zucchini since it's easy to grow. Our kids were reluctant to try new things, so I used our squash in this cheesy chowder—it met with solid approval from all of us! —Nanette Jordan, Flint, Michigan
Garden-fresh tomatoes and broccoli brighten this summertime salad with distinctive flavor and eye-catching color. My homemade dressing mixes up in a jiffy and complements the vegetables.
—Marie Hoyer, Hodgenville, Kentucky
Take a break from usual baked potatoes-and keep the oven cool in the meantime-by cooking these spectacular "spuds" on the grill. Since there's no need to boil the potatoes ahead of time, this tasty, no-fuss favorite is sure to become a timeless classic in your recipe collection.
MY MOTHER served noodles with cottage cheese as a main dish on many a meatless Friday.
I altered the recipe a little as a side dish, but it still makes a good main dish. I especially like to serve it with Swiss steak...the special blend of flavors makes it companionable to any meal, though.
-Elizabeth Ewan, Cleveland , Ohio