In the past few years, I’ve been trying to incorporate more whole grains in our dinners. Bulgur is one of my favorite grains to work with because of its quick cooking time. Besides being high in fiber and rich in minerals, it has a mild, nutty flavor that my kids enjoy. —Maria Vasseur, Valencia, California
“Even though they’re new to his palate, my 81-year-old dad loves these!” Savory and sweet, these easy, fun burgers will lure you away from your pub favorite with just one bite. Catherine VanSteenkiste - Ray, Michigan
Pens Joyce Haworth from Des Plaines, Illinois, "When the stores in my area stopped carrying our favorite turkey sausage, I was desperate! I went to the library for some books on sausage-making...and was surprised to learn how easy it is! We use this sweet spicy sausage on pizza, in spaghetti sauce, casseroles and breakfast patties."
These convenient turkey loaves are moist, hearty and loaded with flavor-also, oats, turkey and veggies! Bake ahead and top with cheese before serving-or freeze. Thanks to Janice Christofferson of Eagle River, Wisconsin for the recipe.
A jar of meatless spaghetti sauce makes this easy dish a perfect supper during the week...just add a green salad and dinner is set. Best of all, my whole family loves it. —Cindi Roshia of Racine, Wisconsin
Here's a great way to get your family to eat their vegetables. Not only is this one of my gang's favorite dinners, but my 8-year-old son loves to help me roll the turkey filling into the cabbage leaves. —Erika Niehoff of Eveleth, Minnesota
Meet the Cook: My "policy" in the kitchen is to try to fix something totally new at least once a week. This recipe came out beautifully on the first try! Ever since, in between experiments, I've made it often.
I usually fix Meaty Spanish Rice for family meals - but it's also great for doubling if unexpected company comes and the cupboards are all nearly bare!
My husband and I own a small engine repair service. Someday soon, we plan to retire to the farm 70 miles west of here that we also operate. We have three grown children and five grandchildren - and I spend as much time with those little ones as I can!
-Margaret Shauers, Great Bend, Kansas