“We like to fix these generous sandwiches whenever we have leftover turkey in the house,” Jean Graf-Joyce writes from Albany, Oregon. “They’re easy to make and a perfect choice for a light meal on the deck or patio.”
I created this recipe for my 15-year-old son, who has a ravenous appetite. He couldn't believe I was able to fill his plate so quickly. It's a simple combination of ingredients that imparts the best of flavors.
-Jackie Kelly, Maple Shade, New Jersey
The idea of onion muffins came from a friend of ours who ate onion sandwiches every day. I felt they needed some extra flavor, so I experimented and came up with some simple additions. These muffins make a delicious lunch, which I find men and children especially enjoy.
-Fran Skalisky, Sebeka, Minnesota
MY HUSBAND and I are retired ranchers—so beef is a frequent favorite main dish at our house.
I've even written my own beef cookbook based on recipes that I've collected through the years.
Everyone enjoys these hearty, tasty sandwiches that can be made for two—or any size group. —Margery Bryan
Royal City, Washington
A REUBEN sandwich was always my first choice when eating out - until I found this recipe in a local newspaper. After that, my family could eat reubens anytime.
Our daughters used to make these when they were in charge of preparing a meal. I usually had all the ingredients on hand, so it didn't take long to get everything on the table.
-Betty Ruenholl, Syracuse, Nebraska
I COLLECT cookbooks and enjoy reading them much like a novel. But when I start cooking, I create my own recipes to suit my taste.
I used to cater parties and found I often had to be resourceful. This sandwich is one of my creations, so easy to cook for two and even one!
-Norma Curtis, Ithaca, Michigan
My family loves dividing up this super-easy sandwich that's brimming with great spinach and onion flavor. Refrigerated pizza dough shaves minutes off prep time and creates a golden brown crust. The cheesy slices taste terrific warm or cold, so they're great for lunches, picnics or trips. —Mary Nichols
Denver, New Hampshire
THIS WONDERFUL RECIPE is just too good to keep to myself! My daughter shared it with me.
The portions are just right to suit my appetite, and the muffins are so pretty when they're pulled from the oven with the cheese all bubbly and hot. I also serve these to guests.
-Violena Carver, Potosi, Missouri
Here’s a quick, colorful, grab-and-go pita lunch that gets rave reviews from all ages, says Brigid King in Macomb, Michigan. “I tweaked this meatless, versatile recipe years ago to lighten it and punch up the taste,“ she notes.
TIP: For Italian flavor, add pizza sauce and chopped pepperonis to the cheese and peppers, suggests Brigid King. A little salmon or some bacon bits mixed in the cream cheese make other tasty options.