Whenever I have a hard time planning dinner, my husband requests his favorite bake. Often, I use it as an entree, served with warm tortillas. Other times, I eliminate the meat and present it as a spicy side dish.
Meet the Cook: I've enjoyed cooking and baking since I was just a girl - and my husband and I now have eight grandchildren! But this recipe is actually his.
He's a meat cutter, and we'll have this dish as often as once a week (it's as good, if not better, reheated). We've made this for family dinners, picnics, potlucks...it's so popular I make sure I have a copy of the recipe to pass out.
-Patricia Ann Fredell, Orion, Illinois
A dear friend shared the recipe for this tender ham with me. I've taken it to reunions, weddings, graduations, baptisms, holiday gatherings and more. It's a delicious way to please a crowd. The cranberry sauce adds flavor and color.
Ever since the Taste of Home Restaurant opened its door in downtown Greendale, Wisconsin, diners have been asking us to share this recipe, so here it is.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
Here's a different take on traditional stuffed peppers. I substituted chicken for the beef and used Cubanelle peppers in place of the green peppers that are usually featured in such a dish. —Ron Burlingame of Canton, Ohio
My daughter and her friends had fun turning sausage, pepperoni, veggies and pizza dough into these cute kabobs. Give our version a try or make your own using you favorite light pizza toppings.
—Charlene Woods of Norfolk, Virginia
Meet the Cook: We used to raise our own hogs. This recipe was given me by a fellow farmer who also had pork on the dinner table a couple of times a week.
I'm a dietitian at the local VA hospital. Cooking, of course, is one of my top pastimes! My husband and I have four children and one grandson.
-Denise Collins, Chillicothe, Ohio
Perfect for guests or family meals, this chicken is full of color and flavor. The simple sauce is tasty over pork chops, too. Some mornings, I put the ingredients in the slow cooker.—Patty Burk, Nanaimo, British Columbia