Previously, I had made this dish with black beans and corn off the cob in the summer. Wanting to try it with fresh fall ingredients, I replaced the corn with roasted pumpkin—yum! It's also good with butternut squash. —Lesle Harwood, Douglassville, Pennsylvania
The addition of olives makes this salsa a little different from other varieties. You can seed the jalapeno peppers if desired. But if you family likes salsa with some "heat", leave them in.—Sharon Lucas, Raymore, Missouri
This taco dip is actually a combination of several different recipes I received from friends. I just experimented until I came up with my favorite! It's always a hit, no matter where I take it! —Faye Parker, Bedford, Nova Scotia
Cooking is something I've always enjoyed...particularly when I'm doing it for people who enjoy eating! This dish is such a family favorite that I'll buy a ham sometimes just so I can make.
I'm a city bus driver who likes to swap recipes with passengers. My husband and I have two sons, 20 and 18.
This sort of inside-out pizza is something I concocted one evening when I had leftover baked ham and needed to fix something quick and simple. My husband loved it—so did all his friends when he took some to work for lunch. —Shelby Marino, Neptune Beach, Florida
Meet the Cook: This recipe's one I've used many times for potlucks, during the holidays and several times a month when entertaining. The reactions have ranged from "These eggs slide down gently" from one young man to just "Scrumptious!"
Though this dish is good on its own, you might also want to consider adding it to a salad plate or serving it with soup and sandwich for lunch.
-Martha Baechle, Nipomo, California
Here is a great dip that can be made the day before serving. If you have a food processor, simply chop the eggs using the pulsing button. Only one or two pulses are needed. Then add remaining ingredients, pulse one more time and it's done!—Janie Carr, Fort Davis, Texas
Every Christmas, I make these cheese balls for an annual get-together. They aren't only for the holidays, however. You'll find they freeze well and last for a week in the refrigerator. I have even re-formed leftovers into smaller balls.
I do my cooking in an 1892 home we're fixing up (my husband's a renovations contractor). We have a son, 3, and a baby daughter born last spring.
Anyone watching their fat intake will be surprised that they can indulge in this spread with little guilt. Any leftovers can be spread on toasted bagels for alight lunch or snack. —Mrs. Thomas Wigglesworth, Absecon, New Jersey
Like a new late-night snack, appetizer or after-school treat? This one—which comes from the Potato Board—packs plenty of crunchy goodness...and just think of all the soup, mashed potatoes, fried patties and casseroles that you'll be able to make with the leftovers!