After our two children became adults and left home, I continued to cook meals as usual. Soon we became tired of having to eat the same leftovers several days in a row, so I sat down and came up with this pared-down recipe, which quickly became one of our favorites.
-Marilyn MacIntyre, Rome, New York
This dish is a crowd-pleaser with its creamy sauce, chunks of ham and potato slices. I always enjoyed it when Mother made it. I added the parsley and the thyme, and now my husband and five children request it. —Wendy Rhoades, Yacolt, Washington
These cheesy potatoes are always welcome at our dinner table, and they're so simple to make. A perfect complement to ham, this homey side dish also goes well with pork, chicken and other entrees.
-Cris O'Brien, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Mother knew these rich, hearty potatoes are excellent on a cold day since the cayenne pepper warms you up. Once the first of us eight kids picked up this dish, it didn't hit the table again until we all had big servings.
-Helen Vail, Glenside, Pennsylvania
"This easy entree will please adults and children alike," promises Laura Starkey of Manhattan, Kansas. "I made it often as a college student, decreasing the number chops to two so I would have great-tasting leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day."
When my husband and I got married in 1951, one of the first appliances we bought was an apartment-size electric range. The range came with a cookbook that included this recipe. I've used the same recipe ever since!
Here's a rich, comforting side dish that bakes up golden brown. It's a wonderful recipe for the colder months. I often serve these potatoes with my Swiss Steak.—Mildred Stubbs, Rockingham, North Carolina
This is one of my mom's recipes, except she used raw potatoes. I made it faster to prepare by using frozen hash browns, and it tastes every bit as good. Whenever I eat these potatoes, I always remember the pleasure of eating Mom's cooking.
This comforting blend of sweet potatoes, apples and pecans has a small yield, so you won't end up with a pan of leftovers. Now that our three boys are grown, I cook for just my husband and me.—Marjorie Wilkerson, Dighton, Kansas