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A technique passed down from generations—drenching cheesecloth in melted butter and oil, then draping the cloth over the turkey before roasting—helps give the bird beautiful golden-brown skin. The technique also results in juicy, moist breast meat.—Jeanne Horn, Duluth, Minnesota
Nothing says Mother’s Day like a quiche. The buttery crust and fresh fillings—in this case, spring favorites asparagus, mushrooms and onion—show Mom how much you care. But don’t be intimidated: A super-easy refrigerated pastry makes this recipe a cinch to put together. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
Walking on egg shells first thing in the morning is so, well, not a good start to the day. That's why making breakfast the night before (and cleaning it up) is a brilliant plan. Breakfast Strata changes easily when you switch to brown-and-serve sausage links, diced cooked ham or diced cooked bacon. Use Swiss or Monterey Jack if you're not a cheddar fan, and bread variations from herbed breads to sourdough. —Debbie Johnson, Centertown, Missouri
Our guests always comment on how moist and flavorful this elegant entree is. Rubbed with garden-fresh herbs, this turkey has such a wonderful aroma when it's roasting that it lures everyone into the kitchen! —Becky Goldsmith, Eden Prairie, Minnesota
“One of my mother’s many recipes designed to take advantage of bountiful zucchini, this pie is inexpensive, nutritious, tasty, filling—and so easy," says Susan Davis of Ann Arbor, Michigan. "Refrigerated crescent rolls and cooked ham cut prep time but not taste. My family loves it!”
"Our mom-Elizabeth Lorenz Abel-topped beef roast with bacon and onion," says Betty Abel Jellencich from Utica, New York. "Whenever I prepare it, I can't help but reminisce about the wonderful life she gave me and my brothers."
Since I ran across this recipe several years ago, I've used it often for special dinners. What I really like is the ease of preparation. You don't have a lot of cleanup because everything is done right there in the bag. —Sandy Olberding, Spencer, Iowa