In Burien, Washington, Lori Watkins frequently prepares this simple seafood entree that looks fancy enough for company or special occasions. "I've been serving this delicious dish for years, and everyone likes it," she remarks.
My favorite entree for Christmas and other special occasions, a crown roast is easy to prepare. Both its elegant appearance and excellent flavor are sure to impress your friends and family. (Call ahead to order a crown roast from your butcher or meat department.)
I serve this dish as an appetizer and often add whatever ingredients I have handy, such as mushrooms or sun-dried tomatoes. Whether I serve it “as is” or jazz it up, it’s always delicious. —Todd Noon, Galloway, New Jersey
“I’ve been making this appealing appetizer pizza for years, and it’s still goes over big at family get-togethers and potlucks,” says Ann Stanton of Treasure Island, Florida. “I often make three or four at once and keep them in the freezer to serve unexpected company.”
When my summer garden is in full bloom, I'll make homemade puree with fresh tomatoes. Instead of tuna steaks, you can use three 12-ounce cans of chunk white tuna.—Weda Mosellie, Phillipsburg, New Jersey
For a special occasion or fancy weeknight supper, try these pretty salmon rounds from our Test Kitchen. Stuffed with a refreshing onion mixture and brushed with a sesame-flavored sauce, the grilled medallions have a delightful sweet and savory taste.
It takes just minutes to broil this nicely seasoned flank steak that’s served with made-in-minutes couscous. Slicing the meat on an angle across the grain produces the most tender results. If you prefer, a pound of sirloin steak can be used instead of the flank steak in this recipe.
This savory turkey tucked in homemade buns steals the show at any potluck or family reunion. It’s been a huge hit at football dinners, graduation parties and more. —LaVonne Hegland, St. Michael, Minnesota
The secret to these pretty flank steak pinwheels lies in their butterfly treatment. Because the steaks are flattened, marinade isn’t need. Instead, they’re filled with a colorful stuffing of red pepper and spinach and draped with a flavorful, homemade blue cheese sauce.