Parmesan cheese and dill make this the most incredible chicken salad I’ve ever tasted. For the no-cook version, use canned chicken. These sandwiches are a simple entree to serve at parties, showers or picnics.—Jaclyn Bell, Logan, Utah
Meet the Cook: My husband and I do a lot of one-pot cooking (he taught me to cook after we were married!). The beef in these sandwiches is like an oven stew, but we'll often prepare it in a slow cooker - putting it on in the morning so we can just dish it up when we get home from work.
Jerry is a rural mail carrier, and I am a nurse (this recipe came from one of the cookbooks that our hospital employees regularly compile). We have two grown sons...both of whom cook!
-Patricia Throlson, Clear Lake, Minnesota.
Meet the Cook: It's fun to watch the expressions of people when they taste this. The first bite is both sweet and tart!
I made many one-dish, top-of-the-stove meals while raisins three children. After I'd worked all day, there was always something to do at home. That didn't leave much time to cook!
My children all have families of their own now. They live near, and I still enjoy cooking for them - and for my three grandchildren.
-Shirley Smith, Orange, California
These sandwiches always make a big hit when they are served! The cooking in our area of western Pennsylvania represents a "melting pot" of Italian, Polish and Pennsylvania Dutch (German), so there's a variety of foods to choose from.
Before you go sledding or skating, be sure to prepare this dish from Esther Hull of Buckley, Illinois. It will warm nicely in the oven while you play—and be ready to serve by the time you come in from the cold, she assures.—Esther Hull, Buckley, Illinois
This sandwich is sized right for a crowd or a family meal during the holidays, according to Dona Bass of Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland. "What's more, it's perfect for preparing ahead," she describes. "I just stuff the bread and store it in the refrigerator, then pop it in the oven right before our guests arrive."—Dona Bass, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland