I've shared this recipe with many friends. The unique, hearty meat loaf is full of surprises - tangy wild rice and pockets of cheddar cheese make it extra special. Even so, it's not that tricky to prepare...try it and see!
-Genie Lang, Jamestown, North Dakota
A tempting combination of tiny shrimp, crabmeat, hard-cooked eggs and rice makes a cool, hearty salad perfect for a hot summer day. Our daughter, who's 12, likes to prepare this salad for company. It's delicious and easy to fix.
-Gwen Landry, Jennings, Louisiana
Served with crusty French bread, this makes a great summer meal. My husband and our two daughters ask me to fix it for them frequently.
Besides cooking, I enjoy antiques, crafts and getting out in the garden.
-Michele Shank, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Meet the Cook: There were seven of us children when I was a girl, and I was the second oldest. I began cooking as soon as I could reach the stove and stir a pot.
I'm a widow, so I usually make this for large gatherings. It's so quick and easy. The recipe was given to me when my husband and I were caring for foster children who enjoyed beef dishes. I've been fixing it ever since.
-Shirley Max, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
It was an abundance of dill in my garden that led me to try this. My family liked the taste so much that, from then on, I made my cabbage rolls with dill.
My husband and I have seven children, ranging in age from 36 to 17.