A DEAR NEIGHBOR shared this zesty recipe with me in the late '50s - she'd found it in a Marine Officers' Wives cookbook.
This barbecue has always been a great hit with my family. I usually serve it with French fries and coleslaw.
-Carmine Walters, San Jose, California
A few tubes of reduced-fat crescent rolls make this impressive recipe a snap. I fill the ring with chicken salad, and serve warm slices with mustard-flavored mayonnaise. —Rebecca Clark of Warrior, Alabama
Fun for a graduate's party, these easy sandwiches can be made ahead and chilled. Thinly sliced ham, turkey, beef and cheese are other options for the filling. I've also used halves of 6-inch tortillas to make smaller "diplomas." —Sue Ross, Casa Grande, Arizona
In Auburn, Kansas, Myra Innes finds it easy to feed a crowd with this tender and tasty beef on hamburger buns. "The recipe came from my grandchildren's third grade teacher, and it remains one of our favorites," she says.
I love this delicious sandwich, especially with extra crisp English Cucumber. I have made these for parties and showers. I purchase a small party loaf of whole wheat bread or even sourdough--whatever is available and just downsize the sandwiches. —Missi Selin, Bothell, Washington
Here's a paired-down version of a long-time staple. You can also add a little cream cheese to the recipe for an extra-creamy egg salad sandwich if you'd like. —Linda Braun, American Egg Board, Park Ridge, Illinois
These moist burgers get plenty of color and flavor from onion, zucchini and red pepper. I often make the mixture ahead of time and put it in the refrigerator. Later, after helping my husband with farm chores, I can put the burgers on the grill while whipping up a salad or side dish. —Sandy Kitzmiller, Unityville, Pennsylvania