Craving the homey taste of mom's kitchen? With this recipe, your kitchen will soon fill with the aroma of great dinnertime memories, and you can enjoy this traditional favorite in under an hour. Meat loaf is economical and great for leftovers. Never made it before? No need to worry, it's simple to prepare using the following recipe from our Test Kitchen.
THIS quick-and-easy recipe fits in well with a busy schedule.
Along with a garden salad, it makes a nice light meal for two, but when we want something more filling, I'll serve this potato with a small broiled steak.
-Linda Brausen, Janesville, Wisconsin
This recipe for our traditional Sunday night dinner dates back to the 1960s, yet it's still a favorite.
At that time, we operated a small inn in southern Indiana, and every week after most of the guests had departed, my wife and I would enjoy a quiet, leisurely dinner.
-Jim Tusing, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
GINGERSNAPS and mushrooms give these tender meatballs a special old-world flavor. The recipe was handed down from my husband's family several years ago.
I love to cook and found that this was an easy recipe to double and share with friends. The meatballs can also be frozen for a convenient meal at a later time.
-Gusty Crum, Dover, Ohio
THIS ENTREE makes an ordinary day special. Whenever I cook Cornish hens for my husband and me, it stirs up warm memories of family times around the holiday dinner table.
I bake the extra stuffing separately so we're sure to have enough.
-Nancy Aubrey, Ruidoso, New Mexico
I FIRST made this delicious main dish in the '70s for a progressive dinner party. It was so easy to prepare.
This fast recipe came in handy while I was a working mom, too.
-Karen Rodgers, Verona, Virginia
I was born in 1936 to a family of eight. Much of our food came from our garden and the henhouse at the back of our city lot. Mother served fried chicken every Sunday, but sometimes she surprised us with this creation. No arguments then as to who got what piece of chicken! —Donald Laugherty, Connellsville, Pennsylvania
THIS DISH is one my husband and I enjoy any time of the year, and if I don't have leftover ham, I buy a thick slice and use that.
Served with a salad and rolls, it's a quick meal for two, but it's also easily adapted for a larger number.
-Judy Hall, Lockport, Illinois