I love serving this savory soup to lunch guests. Italian turkey sausage gives the broth just the right spice. I never cooked much when I was growing up, so when I got out on my own, I found that great recipes like this can make anyone a good cook.
-Betty Christensen, Victoria, British Columbia
A combination of pork tenderloin, ground turkey and ground beef make this chili unique. Instead of pinto beans, you can use kidney beans, white beans or black beans; I use whatever is in my pantry and never seem to use the same kind twice in a row. It makes a big batch, but don’t worry if you have leftovers—the chili is even better the next day.
Cubed turkey combines with carrots and potato sticks in this crunchy, refreshing salad from Blanche Ginther of Fairfield, Montana. “The recipe also tastes wonderful with canned shrimp, cooked salmon or cooked chicken,” she says.
This recipe was handed down from my grandmother, who was a Danish caterer. My 100% Italian husband has come to expect this on a chilly evening as it now only warms the body but warms the heart as well.
—Karen Sue Garback-Pristera
Albany, New York