I turned a French classic, croque madame, from a simple egg-topped grilled sandwich into an impossible-to-resist saucy casserole. Ham and cheese just got a little naughtier. —Melissa Millwood, Lyman, South Carolina
Because it requires so little time to prepare and is such a great hit with family and friends alike, this is a favorite of mine to make for brunches. Served with a fruit salad, hot muffins and croissants, it's excellent for an after-church brunch. —Deanna Durward-Orr, Windsor, Ontario
Meet the Cook: Lucky for me, the man I married was patient. As a young bride, I could hardly boil water! (Now, 42 years later, he and I have three grown daughters and six grandchildren.) This make-ahead egg dish is wonderful for potlucks.
-Lorraine Bylsma, Eustis, Florida
Meet the Cook: This recipe came to me from my mother - it's the kind you request after just one bite! Unlike some quiches, it's also hearty enough that it appeals equally to both woman and men.
Cooking is something that I've always liked. I pore over cookbooks the way other people read novels! In addition, I collect antique kitchen utensils. My husband and I have one son, 12.
-Deanna Baldwin, Bermuda Dunes, California
You can easily prepare this the night before for a luncheon or during the morning for a dinner. I serve it year-round, for large groups like my card club or garden club, at picnics and at other occasions. When I do, just about always someone requests the recipe!
My husband and I have been married 49 years (two sons and five grand daughters). I've enjoyed cooking since I was a girl. My mother was an excellent cook, and she passed along many of the Pennsylvania Dutch recipes that are popular in this part or our state.
There's nothing I like better than getting all my housework done and "cooking up a storm" in the kitchen.
I was raised in a farming community that had many asparagus growers. So I've always made sure that there's an ample supply of asparagus in my freezer!
My husband is a grain farmer, and we have four grown children and 13 grandchildren.
Especially during the summertime, this makes a nice light meal. When I prepare it for guests, I'll also serve rice and bread—it's quick and easy, but it always wins me many compliments!
I'm a homemaker with two small children, and cooking's one of my favorite hobbies.
My husband and I have lived in four different states, and we've grown potatoes in every one of them. I mostly make this dish for family, but company loves it, too. It's almost a meal in itself—all you need to add is a salad. —Nancy Smith, Scottsdale, Arizona