Served as the main dish at our family reunion buffet, this flavorful layered taco-style dish is a crowd-pleaser. Folks are pleasantly surprised to find a rice layer, and everyone enjoys the creamy cheese sauce.
I've always enjoyed cabbage rolls but didn't make them since most methods were too complicated. This recipe is fairly simple and results in the best cabbage rolls. My husband, Sid, requests them often. They're terrific to share at gatherings with our children and grandchildren. —Beverly Zehner, McMinnville, Oregon
A lot of wild rice is grown in our state, and every fall I drive up north to buy some from roadside stands. It always tastes so much better than the commercial brands in the store. This recipe is actually a combination of two recipes I received from friends. I've had many requests for it.
Fresh shrimp lends a special touch to this effortless entree that starts out with a boxed wild rice mix. In Mobile, Alabama, Lee Stearns tops off the creamy casserole with a handful of crunchy croutons.
In Alpharetta, Georgia, subscriber Gail Earman turns to this recipe when she wants to use leftover ham. The slightly sweet combination of ham, pineapple tidbits, rice and Swiss cheese is popular at her house. "We even featured this recipe in our family cookbook," she writes.
Whenever I have a hard time planning dinner, my husband requests his favorite bake. Often, I use it as an entree, served with warm tortillas. Other times, I eliminate the meat and present it as a spicy side dish.
The recipe for this creamy and comforting casserole came from my aunt as a way to use leftover turkey. I love it so much, however, that I don't wait for leftovers to make it. The green chilies provide the memorable flavor.
-Tamy Baker, Kearney, Nebraska
Having my recipe selected as a winner is a special thrill for me—my husband is a manager of the Penn State Univ. poultry research farm.
Baking has always been my favorite type of cooking. So, when I got married 9 years ago, I was happy to have this simple yet delicious recipe—which originated with my aunt and was passed on to my mom. Now, with three small children (they're 6, 4, and 1), I need all the fast dishes I can find! It's great for a luncheon...or served with salad and rolls, for supper.
Take this sweet-and-sour specialty to your next potluck and get ready to hand out the recipe. "When I but a ham, I choose a large one so I'll have leftovers to use in this dish," says Bloomingdale, Ontario's Judy Reist. "It's special enough for Sunday dinners yet simple enough for busy weeknights."