I love to come up with new recipe ideas; I'm always experimenting. I created these while my sister was pregnant to satisfy a craving, and it really did the trick! —Cindy Esposito, Bloomfield, New Jersey
Fresh-tasting and great for a get-together, this popular chicken salad could also be served on lettuce or a slice of cantaloupe or honeydew melon. When there will be kids in the crowd, I often substitute halved red seedless grapes for the peppers. —Patricia D. Tjugum, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
"It's a snap to prepare these beefed-up sandwiches that get their fast flavor from onion soup mix and cheddar cheese," remarks Erlene Cornelius from Spring City, Tennessee. At just 47 cents a serving, they're economical as well.
My neighbor makes these Beef-Stuffed Crescents using jalapenos instead of green chilis and calls them "rattlesnake bites!" I love that this recipe is so easy and has so few ingredients. I've made it for potlucks and family gatherings…and never have any leftovers. —Jennifer Bumgarner, Topeka, Kansas
“I serve this salad in lettuce leaves or in pita pockets to friends who enjoy something a bit out of the ordinary. This is fast, easy, a bit exotic and, best of all, delicious.” If you like peanut butter, this is the chicken salad for you! Mary Bergfeld - Eugene, Oregon
"You'll want to make plenty of these speedy sandwiches because they're unbelievably delicious," promises Ruby Williams from her home in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Garlic flavors a mixture of leftover steak, green pepper strips and sliced onion heaped on crisp rolls.
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
"We created these quick vegetable patties to use up some of our garden bounty," relates Mary James from Port Orchard, Washington. "To suit your family's tastes, include more of the vegetables you like and leave out the ones you don't for a specialty sandwich that's all your own."
You can serve this delightful chicken salad on bread, buns or wrapped in a tortilla.
"My husband likes it on crackers as a snack or on a bed of iceberg lettuce," says Jacklyn Salgado from Omaha, Nebraska.
"THESE delicious sandwiches taste even better if the pork is prepared a day ahead for the flavors to blend. We welcomed Mother's pork sandwiches for any occasion, but especially for our birthday celebration. We never wanted Mother to change that menu!"