My mom made the best Italian beef. I’ve added to it over the years, but it’s still her recipe. She made this for family reunions, and there were never leftovers. Now I make it for myself and freeze it in single-serving sizes. It makes a quick and easy meal as a sandwich or served over noodles.—Mary Mcvey, Colfax, North Carolina
"I got the recipe for this hearty crowd-pleaser from a friend," reports field editor Patty Kile of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. "We find it especially delicious since our state is well known for its wonderful fresh mushrooms."
When company is coming for lunch, this is my favorite sandwich to make, since it looks and tastes a bit fancy. Even kids like it because of the crunchy nuts and creamy filling.
-Glenda Schwarz, Morden, Manitoba
This recipe was developed out of desperation as I tried to keep up with the prolific "Great Green Zucchini" from our garden. My two daughters would start snacking on these before I could get them to the table. Even finicky vegetable eaters enjoy them.
—Kathy Provost, Troy, New York
I've taken these saucy sandwiches to potlucks and tailgate parties with our polo club...and served them at our own backyard picnics. They're simple to make and always draw rave reviews.—Bobbie Love, Kapaa, Hawaii
When my family visits, I love to make my nephew Robbie happy by making any breakfast with pork and cheese. I created this as a twist on the traditional breakfast sandwich. —Kelly Boe, Whiteland, Indiana
Cayenne and lemon pepper add zip to this tantalizing shredded turkey that will have guests lining up for seconds. The well-seasoned meat takes some time to prepare, but it's well worth the effort.
-Tammy Schill, Omaha, Nebraska