Preparing traditional potato pancakes can be a time-consuming process...so you'll really relish this recipe. By using frozen hash browns, these "spudtacular" hot-off-the-griddle pancakes are ready in a hurry!
Sharon Adamczyk of Wind Lake, Wisconsin writes, "With quick-cooking rice, this is a speedy side dish...but the almonds make it special enough to serve to company. It goes well with all kinds of meats."
You won't find eggs and jelly beans in these appealing "Easter baskets", but you will enjoy delectable sliced mushrooms and pecan tidbits. Instant stuffing mix makes them a snap to prepare, and their fun shape won't soon be forgotten by your guests.
This scrumptious side dish, from Deborah Ereth of Salem, Oregon, features an unusual way to serve a variety of well-flavored veggies—you bundle and bake the produce in parchment or foil packets. "The squash, zucchini, carrots and leeks have such wonderful aroma and taste that even the pickiest eaters dig right in," she assures.—Deborah Ereth, Salem, Oregon
Meet the Cook: My mom cooks from scratch and rarely uses a recipe. That's how I learned - a pinch of this, a dash of that. But it was actually my dad who invented the basis for this recipe. The potatoes fit any kind of meal - fancy or burgers - and everyone asks me for the recipe.
My husband and I have a son, 3.
-Sherry DesJardin, Fairbanks, Alaska