I love thyme and cracked black peppercorns on beef, so I combined them in this recipe. Some family and friends have commented that this is the best beef they've ever tasted.—Kathyrn Heft, Bullhead City, Arizona
"The first time I made this spicy dish, my husband commented on how moist the pork was, so I knew it was a keeper," relates Connie Brueggeman of Sparta, Wisconsin. It gets eye-appeal from red onion slices that turn a pretty pink when they're cooked.
A fast-to-fix overnight marinade with dried rosemary gives wonderful herb flavor to this tender chicken shared by Marcia Morgan, Chevy Chase, Maryland. The leftovers are delicious in a chicken salad and other dishes.
This dumplings are cooked in a mild broth and are served with chicken and gravy at church dinners. This old-fashioned dish reminds many of us of simpler days growing up on the farm.—Betty Jean Boyd, Wilmington, Delaware
"My daughter loves to cook and especially likes dishes with Mexican flair," reports Donna Hackman of Bedford, Virginia. "She bakes these wonderfully seasoned fish fillets in foil to keep them moist and cut down on cleanup."
Basic ingredients make this hearty stew a favorite at the home of Margery Bryan in Royal City, Washington. "I usually have everything on hand for this recipe, so it's simple to load up the slow cooker at noon. When I get home, dinner's ready and waiting."