My friend Valerie is a gracious hostess. Of all the dishes she's shared over the years, this Dagwood sandwich stands out. It’s easy and colorful, and the marinated veggies give it all kinds of oomph. —Kelley Boyce, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Janet Miller of Midland, Texas is a busy wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who loves to cook and sew. “One of our favorite sandwiches is what we call ‘hunka munka’…and it’s a complete meal,” she writes of the satisfying layered sandwich.
This is not your ordinary sandwich! Everyone likes the sweet-salty combination of chutney and chopped peanuts. I like to make these hoagies when I have afternoon company or after an evening game of cards. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario
Four kinds of meat, two kinds of spread and an assortment of breads add up to dozens of delicious sandwiches guests can assemble themselves. Cost: $66.81
TIP: To serve 24, we suggest buying a package each of plain and whole wheat mini bagels, plus one loaf sourdough bread and one French baguette. But mini bagels, mini croissants, dinner rolls and cocktail rye are shown in the photo.
Cut into triangles or quarters, these fun mini sandwiches are a tasty addition to an afternoon tea gathering. The cranberry mayo lends an original flavor twist, and the apples give them a sweet-tart crunch. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen