As an Italian-American, I love, love, love garlic, tomatoes and basil, all of which are musts for good bruschetta. This recipe was created in celebration of the first tomatoes to come out of our home garden this year. —Gina Rine, Canfield, Ohio
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."
The original recipe for these burgers called for lamb or beef, but I decided to try ground chicken to decrease the fat. The sauce easily doubles as a flavorful dip for veggies and toasted pita chips. —Judy Puskas, Wallaceburg, ON
When I was working full-time, this BBQ was an easy way to have dinner ready when I arrived home from work. It's fall-apart tender and makes enough to freeze for another night! —Louise Watkins, Sparta, Wisconsin
“These are my family's favorite! My kids will eat anything we roll up in this. The original recipe called for all white flour and a lot of salt. I added whole wheat flour to make it healthier and cut back on the salt.” Fay Strait - Waukee, Iowa
"Full of healthy veggies, these loaves taste like indulgent pizzas-even picky eaters go back for seconds. In summer, I assemble and freeze several to serve at winter potlucks and parties." —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
"Barley adds another dimension to an old-fashioned hamburger," says Rosella Peters of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan. "My husband, John, and I really enjoy this moist burger flavored with onion and barbecue sauce.”
Every Sunday night during the summer, a local park near our home holds free outdoor concerts. We've been going for years. These subs are perfect for picnics, so I've taken them to the park several times. Jennie Todd - Lancaster, PA