Spiedis (pronounced "speedeez") are a type of grilled meat sandwich considered a local specialty. This recipe is my own, but there are many variations in our area. In nearby Binghamton, Spiedi-Fest is held on August, featuring this delicious dish made of all different kinds of meat. Thousands of people attend. I hope you enjoy my pork version.
-Beatrice Riddell, Chenango Bridge, New York
My husband taught me how to make these fun tasty sandwiches. They take little time to prepare, and we enjoy them all through the year. They don't last long on a buffet.
-Debbie Jones, California, Maryland
Reuben sandwiches are shared by Kathy Jo Scott of Hemingford, Nebraska. "My mouth waters just thinking of these sandwiches," confesses Kathy Jo. "I adapted the recipe from one my mother found several years ago."
You'll be "hooked" once you try these homemade fish sandwiches. The golden cornmeal breading coats the fillets nicely, and the sauce is tangy. One taste, and you'll know you've got a great meal on the line.
-Elizabeth LeBlanc, Bourg, Louisiana
This time, editor Karen Ann Bland of Gove, Kansas shares a proven favorite, Sloppy Joe Sandwiches. "This recipe comes from a renowned local cook who was the lunchroom cook when my husband, Boyd, went to grade school," she reveals. "We now use it for our annual Gove Old Settlers Day supper in summer."
My mom and her dear friend, Betty, came up with this recipe many years ago, and I'm still using it. Of course with sever kids in the family, Mom would have to double and sometimes triple the recipe.—Karen Byrd, Las Vegas, Nevada
"When I tire of ordinary meat and cheese sandwiches for my brown-bag lunch, I try creative alternatives," explains Mattie Cheek of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. "I love these ham and cheese sandwiches because they're so convenient and a little different."
The secret to our chicken salad is just plain fresh (not frozen) chicken, cooked in water with a little salt. We usually make 20 pounds at a time, but our cook, Dorothy, and I have cut down the recipe quantity.—Mary Henry, Knoxville, Tennessee