My husband and I love meatball subs, so I tried to come up with a different version that’s easy to make after a hard day,” Karen Barthel relates from North Canton, Ohio. “The meatballs freeze well, too.”
I’ve served this highly requested sandwich at get-togethers since my college days. What makes it so good is the hummus and the pickle - everyone notices if the pickle is missing. — Jackie Termont, Richmond, Virginia
The combination of tender pork and sweet red peppers in these sandwiches will appeal to the whole family. Sometimes I also add caramelized onions. The sandwiches are especially good with garlic mayo. Have fun experimenting with your own variations. —Katherine White, Clemmons, North Carolina
Guests won't need much coaching to run for the sandwiches when they're served on tasty football buns, like those I baked for a theme party. They were part of a sporty dinner I planned for residents at a nursing home, where I head the food staff. —Sister Judith LaBrozzi
During the busy holiday season, I like to make this "uptown" take on grilled cheese sandwiches for a quick lunch or dinner. If you don't have fresh sage handy, substitute with 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning. —Candy Summerhill, Alexander, Arkansas
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
Here's an easy and nutritious way to make meatballs without all the mess of frying. Slather them with spaghetti sauce and tuck them in a sub sandwich roll-and you have a hearty lunch in hand that folks of all ages simply gobble up.
Arthurdale, West Virginia
“The aroma of onions cooking at country fairs and street vendor carts makes me crave caramelized onions. I wanted to pair them with something special, and this sandwich is just that.”—Charlene Brogan Falmouth, Maine
Planning a Fabulous '50s party to surprise my sister for her birthday got me humming. Recalling popular songs from the decade gave me the idea for a clever name for the chili dogs I served. Like Elvis' tune, they were a big hit!
-Judy Nix, Toccoa, Georgia