Chicken and mushrooms make up the filling in these potstickers, a traditional Chinese dumpling. Greasing the steamer rack makes it easier to remove them once they're steamed. —Jacquelynne Stine, Las Vegas, Nevada
Penny Walton takes advantage of refrigerated pie pastry to fix this sensational main course. Guests dining at her Westerville, Ohio home will find a succulent steak topped with pesto and mushrooms in every flaky bundle.
I like to prepare foods I can eat for more than one meal or freeze and eat later so I don't have to cook a lot during the week. This recipe is one of my favorite creations.—Bryan Cornett, Duluth, Georgia
For a delightful breakfast or brunch surprise, serve crisp golden waffles that feature portobello mushrooms and bacon in the batter. They're topped with tangy goat cheese butter and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. (This creative recipe took first place in the Mushrooms Every Day, Every Way contest "Fun Fungi" category).—David Bridges, Shreveport, Louisiana
"I recently began experimenting with pork and came up with this easy dish, which has turned out to be a favorite," writes Marilyn McGee of Tulsa, Oklahoma. "I like to vary it occasionally by using lemon-pepper or garlic-seasoned tenderloin for added flavor."
Be prepared to hand out recipes after you pass around this impressive pork entree. Dinner guests can't believe how easy it is. I think leftovers would be great in sandwiches…but I've never had any to sample!
A good friend shared this recipe with me years ago, and I've used it often. With the creamy sauce and lovely look of this dish, even people who aren't very fond of spinach seem to enjoy it served this way.
-Sue Braunschweig, Delafield, Wisconsin