Meet the Cook: Back when I was teaching elementary school (I'm now a busy stay-at-home mom to our two youngsters, 7 and 2), my class would put together a Mother's Day cookbook. Many of the dishes are still my favorites - this one included.
-Linda Wheeler, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
A slimmed-downed version of this classic by using substituting 1% milk, turkey bacon and reduced-fat cheddar cheese. Try this version and see if you family can tell difference.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
"Tuna lovers will find this a real treat," assures Rosella Peters of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan. "My husband and I enjoy it as a nice change from the ordinary baked potato. Along with a salad it makes a simple lunch or dinner."
Here's a yummy side dish that suits the season. These rich, cheesy potatoes are a nice savory way to work Halloween into your menu. They're sure to cast a spell that produces smiles on the fun-loving folks around your table.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Turn a baked potato into a light meal in minutes with this creamy and delicious tuna topping from Bobby Taylor in Michigan City, Indiana. Serve this tasty twist on twice-baked potatoes with a leafy green salad for a lovely, spur-of-the-minute lunch or late-night supper.
MAKE IT EASY: For make-ahead convenience on busy weekdays, Bobby Taylor suggests you prepare the potatoes, wrap tightly in foil and refrigerate for up to two days. When needed, unwrap and place on a baking sheet in a preheated 350-degree oven for 30 minutes or until heated through.
Leftover baked potatoes were the inspiration for this impromptu meal. The bacon and sausage combo make it a hearty breakfast dish, but it makes a filling lunch or dinner as well.—William Brock, Amelia, Ohio