As an Italian-American, I love, love, love garlic, tomatoes and basil, all of which are musts for good bruschetta. This recipe was created in celebration of the first tomatoes to come out of our home garden this year. —Gina Rine, Canfield, Ohio
You won’t need the luck of the Irish to turn your extra corned beef into delectable sandwiches that will disappear quicker than a leprechaun’s wink. Best of all, these open-faced sandwiches, with layers of savory beef, creamy slaw and melty Swiss, take only 15 minutes to put together. —Marilou Robinson, Portland, Oregon
We wanted something cool for lunch one summer day, so I tossed together whatever I had in the refrigerator. This wonderful salad was the result. Guests enjoy the sweet grapes, tender chicken and crunchy almonds...and the always ask for the recipe.
When my husband and I needed a quick meal, I fixed this recipe using leftover ingredients. Unlike traditional Mexican quesadillas, it calls for Italian meats, cheeses and seasoning. Serve it with a green salad topped with Italian dressing for a simple dinner for two. —Barbara B. Rupert, Edgefield, South Carolina
“My family loves this casual mainstay recipe and, since it’s so easy to make, we enjoy it often. It’s great on the barbecue in summer. During winter months, I use the oven or indoor grill to fix it.” Andrea VanDinter - Prince George, British Columbia
Long live childhood favorites! "I created this recipe for the 125th anniversary of a small town in Minnesota. They have a medium spice level, and people of all ages love them.” —Barb Templin, Norwood, Minnesota