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
A tender and flavorful main course, Veal with Mushroom-Wine Sauce, brings a touch of elegance to the dinner table. “This delicious entree came from a cookbook filled with low-fat recipes. We altered it a bit to better suit our tastes,” says Julie Kocur of Abingdon, Maryland.
“I changed up my mom’s recipe a bit to make it my own. Add a side of mashed potatoes and pour the sauce over both the potatoes and the bundles. This is real comfort food!” —Debbie Carter, Kingsburg, California
You won’t have to heat up the kitchen to prepare this saucy microwave entree. “I’ve made this recipe for covered dish dinners, and it always goes over great, writes field editor Betty Claycomb of Alverton, Pennsylvania.
With its mushrooms, zucchini and tomato sauce, this hearty omelet isn't just for breakfast. Your family will savor it as a change-of-pace lunch or dinner. And you can alter the ingredients to include whatever vegetables you have on hand.
When I want a brunch recipe that has the crowd appeal of scrambled eggs but is a little more special, I turn to this dish. The Parmesan sauce is simple but rich and delicious.—Deb Williams, Peoria, Arizona
My grandma made this gravy every Thanksgiving to drizzle over sliced turkey and stuffing. When I have leftover turkey and mushroom gravy, I chop the turkey into small pieces and add it to the gravy. I serve it over a piece of bread, open-face style. —Joy Mellwig, Naples, Florida
These fillets are an all-time favorite at our house. And the secret's in the salsa. It's full of fresh veggies and seasoning that bring a true taste of summer even in the winter. —Ann Hillmeyer, Sandia Park, New Mexico