Black olives and vegetables add interest and texture to this big-batch egg salad I make. It's great for sandwiches and also goes a long way served on crackers as an appetizer.
Meet the Cook: As the cook for our local volunteer fire department, I'm a nonstop recipe clipper. This one's been a constant in my file for years. It's great for grabbing and going, and a good lunch dish, too.
Here on our farm, my husband - who's also a teacher - and I have cattle and hogs plus one chicken who furnishes many of our eggs. We are the parents of a 6-year-old daughter.
-Kathy Wells, Brodhead, Wisconsin
Better than fast-food fare, these savory sandwiches with veggie cream cheese and zesty olives will have mouths watering in the morning. “For a change of pace, prepare them with other cream cheeses or speed things up by using precooked bacon warmed in the microwave,” advise Chris and Jenny Thackray of Corpus Christi, Texas.
This savory sub is ideal for brunch, lunch or dinner. It's like eating an omelet sandwich. For variety, I use a different cheese—such as provolone—on the egg sandwich, and French or Italian bread.—Kim Dunbar, Willow Springs, Illinois
These hearty breakfast roll-ups are great when you're serving a crowd. Everyone enjoys the smoked salmon flavor, which is nicely accented by a hint of dill in the eggs. —Mary Lou Wayman, Salt Lake City, Utah
"I visited Mexico last year and was inspired by the fresh flavor of the food. Tomatillos and limes were widely used, and they add a tangy punch to this egg salad," relates Sarah Inglis from Wappingers Falls, New York.
"A great way to jazz up an old favorite" is how Julee Wallberg describes the swift sandwiches that she creates in Reno, Nevada. The creamy filling gets a taste boost from bacon and plenty of crunch from diced celery.