When I moved to Nebraska, I discovered many ethnic foods that I had never heard of before. A friend introduced me to this German-Russian beef sandwich, and it quickly became a family favorite. —Dolly Croghan, Mead, Nebraska
The hamburger entree came from my mother, who is a real down-to-center country cook. Because it calls for a can of soup, there's no fussing. The filling can also double as a flavorful baked potato topping.—Leann Jasper, Newmarket, Ontario
Here's a new way to dress up tuna! Nancy Testin of Dover, Delaware developed the tasty mix, seasoning the tuna with Worcestershire sauce, ketchup and more. Then our kitchen crafters found a neat way to serve it by cutting square slices of bread into triangular butterfly shapes.—Nancy Testin, Dover, Delaware
Since we love to cook and eat, my husband and I are always developing new recipes. This is one we especially enjoy when we have fresh peppers. Our home is a small mountain cabin that's 3 hours from town. We have no electricity or phone...and we cook about half the time on a wood stove.
-Edie Fitch, Clifton, Arizona
These subs are a good year-round—for lunch, dinner or a late-night supper. When it's construction season, Brian may work until sundown. This meal's one that I can serve early to our kids and again later when he gets home.—Nanci Keatley, Salem, Oregon
Before heading to work in the morning (I'm a dental assistant), I'll get this going in the slow cooker. Then it's all ready to serve - usually with hard rolls and potato salad or another salad - as soon as my husband and I walk in. When my son - one of three children...24, 22 and 19 - moved to another state recently, I cut up beef roast in smaller portions, repackaged it and sent seasonings for a two-person slow cooker as his housewarming present.
-Lynn Williamson, Hayward, Wisconsin
Tender pork in a sweet sauce makes these stick-to-your-ribs sandwiches a tasty change from the same old sloppy joes. "My family can't get enough of the tangy barbecue recipe," confirms Sue Felton from Cascade, Iowa. "Plus, it's nice to make ahead of time for your busy occasions."
People like the melding of melted cheese, juicy meat and crunchy bread in this main dish. I suggest varying the taste of my sandwiches by occasionally substituting a different cheese—for example, cheddar—for the mozzarella and adding pepperoni for more zest.—Heidi Doudna, Fairbanks, Alaska
This savory sub is ideal for brunch, lunch or dinner. It's like eating an omelet sandwich. For variety, I use a different cheese—such as provolone—on the egg sandwich, and French or Italian bread. —Kim Dunbar, Willow Springs, Illinois