Here's a great beef stew that simmers in a wonderful gravy. Served with a loaf of crusty bread and a green salad, it's a tasty meal for grown-ups and kids alike. I think it's even better the next day.
Commack, New York
"Making breakfast is my favorite part of running a bed-and-breakfast," explains Megan Hakes of Wellsville, Pennsylvania. "Returning guests often request this poached egg dish." The eggs are served over English muffins and Canadian bacon then topped with a simple sauce. —Megan Hakes, Wellsville, Pennsylvania
Bean sprouts, bacon crumbles and sunflower kernels lend a pleasant crunch to my mom's refreshing version of spinach salad. The tangy oil-and-vinegar dressing coats the mixture well. Mom will sometimes add a few radish slices for color.
When the holidays roll around, I'd rather spend time with family and friends than be stuck in the kitchen. So I've come to rely on easy-to-fix recipes like this. No one can resist Canadian bacon and apples coated with a brown sugar glaze. —Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
Here's an easy summer salad for potlucks, ladies luncheons and picnics. Tricolor spiral pasta and broccoli florets are coated with a mild dressing and bits of bacon. Margie Shaw of Americus, Georgia sent the recipe.
A homemade dressing lightens up these refreshing tortilla wraps. The avocado, bacon, blue cheese and tomato deliver the flavors I enjoy most while keeping me on my healthy eating plan.
-Lynne Van Wagenen of Salt Lake City, Utah
With both bacon and ground beef, this hearty dish is a real crowd-pleaser. The recipe came from my grandmother, now in her 80s. I've learned so much from helping her in the kitchen. —Cathy McCartney, Davenport, Iowa
In Henry, Illinois, Dennis Reed creates this green salad with scallops, asparagus, bacon and walnuts. The recipe calls for prepared vinaigrette, but Dennis often fixes a homemade version with walnut oil and balsamic vinegar.