If I ask our two girls (ages 7 and 14) what to fix for a special meal, this dish is always requested. I discovered this slightly sweet and crunchy-topped casserole at a church dinner about 10 years ago, and now I take it to potluck dinners and come home with an empty dish!
-Julie Jahn, Decatur, Indiana
For a side dish with harvesttime appeal, you can't go wrong with this savory squash bake. It's creamy, comforting and looks pretty, too, thanks to the rich yellow butternut squash and golden crumb topping.
-Bertha Johnson, Indianapolis, Indiana
On a chilly day, what could be more comforting than a pot of this homemade soup simmering on the stove? The mix of ham, beans ans squash is such a hearty combination, you'll savor every steamy spoonful.
These wholesome rolls are a pleasant addition to any entree. I get so many requests for them at holiday time. I make about 100 dozen in December. Retired from the restaurant business, I have 16 grandchildren.
This skillet supper was a favorite of my family when we were watching our budget, since it calls for a lot of fresh vegetables we grew in our own backyard garden. The recipe feeds a crowd, but it can easily be cut in half, too.—Vicki Berry, Galveston, Indiana
Squash has traditionally been a food our family passes up, but this luscious casserole is an exception to the rule. You won't find it among our Thanksgiving leftovers - it's one of the first dishes to return empty.
-Kathleen Cox, Wyoming, Michigan
This deep golden soup is as pretty as it is yummy. If you'd like, you can intensify the garlic flavor by adding an extra bulb. The garlic is what really flavors this soup.
-Linda Rose Proudfoot, Huntington, Connecticut
I keep an herb garden and plant several seasonal vegetables each spring. I can't wait until the farmer's market opens each summer so I can see what tasty squash, beans and greens the real farmers are offering up. Then I can head home and make this recipe.—Andy Anderson, Graham, Washington