My husband's aunt gave me this recipe back in the '80s, and it's been a staple at our house ever since. I like to make it a day ahead because some time in the fridge makes it even better. Be sure to save yourself some leftovers, too. —Madeline Etzkorn, Burien, Washington
Whenever I make this dish for friends and family, I'm reminded of the wonderful scent of the Maine orchards where we picked our own apples every fall until we moved to Missouri last year. The aroma of the pork and apples certainly takes the chill out of crisp autumn air.
-Louise Keithley, Columbia, Missouri
Tip: Could use 1 tablespoon of diced pimientos instead of red pepper, but add it just before serving. (The reader does this.)
Dorothy Bateman of Carver, Massachusetts says she relies on this savory stir-fry when time is short. “It’s wonderful made with a combination of brown and white rice,” adds Dorothy.
Cranberry sauce adds a yummy twist on traditional pulled pork my family can't get enough of! The pork cooks to tender perfection in the slow cooker, which also makes this dish conveniently portable. —Carrie Wiegand, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
Years ago, I used this recipe many times during in-store promotions when I was the Nebraska Pork Industry Queen. It is still a family favorite and one I like to make when we have company. —Konnie McKown of Ringgold, Georgia
I came across this recipe years ago and added the pork sausage to perk it up. My husband claims these are the best burgers he's ever tasted, and I have to agree. They're great served with some crunchy dill pickles.
We spoon the black bean salsa that accompanies this dish over grilled tenderloin slices. You can save on last-minute prep time by making the salsa and the cumin-coriander pork rub ahead.
—Maria Chiarino of Concord, North Carolina
Ever since I first tried this, I've never made another stuffing. The sausage and pecans really give it a different flavor.
Our home is on 20 acres where we have hay and horses—my husband, our two children, (8 and 6) and I ride a lot.
The pork sausage in this savory dish offers plenty of flavor, and the chili powder adds a little kick. “It’s a nice supper that’s very easy to prepare,” says Phillis Moore of Excelsior Springs, Missouri.
I created this lasagna, combining two family favorite dishes, for our family's Christmas celebration. It was extra special because my parents had just come back from a trip to Italy. —Deborah Loop, Clinton Township, Michigan
I let my young son pick out seed packets and he chose kale, which grew like crazy. This hearty soup helped make good use of it and rivals a restaurant version that we love.
—Michelle Babbie, Malone, New York