Being from Louisiana, red beans are my go-to for comfort food. Putting on a nice pot of red beans for our Sunday family dinner goes back generations in my family. Dig in with some hot buttered corn bread. —Lisa Bowie, Las Vegas, Nevada
We live on the Gulf Coast, where fresh seafood is plentiful. I adapted several recipes to come up with this rich bisque. It's great as a first course or an entree, and it can be made with just shrimp or crabmeat. Pat Edwards
Dauphin Island, Alabama
Meet the Cook: We used to raise our own hogs. This recipe was given me by a fellow farmer who also had pork on the dinner table a couple of times a week.
I'm a dietitian at the local VA hospital. Cooking, of course, is one of my top pastimes! My husband and I have four children and one grandson.
-Denise Collins, Chillicothe, Ohio
One year, when St. Patrick's Day was coming near, I knew what would happen if I served plain cabbage againthe kids would all take one look and go "yuck"! So I decided to try this recipe. It's now become more or less a family tradition for us come every March 17.
In fact, my husband (we're the parents of four and grandparents of five) likes it so much I fix it for him year-round. Friends enjoy it a great deal, tooit makes a great-looking platter!
My husband loves to grill these deliciously different turkey kabobs, and everyone gets a kick out of the zingy taste from the limes and jalapenos. Its tongue-tingling combination of flavors makes this one company dish that always draws compliments.
I discovered this recipe a long time ago and love it since it uses tasty economical turkey drumsticks. Our family and friends enjoy this savory meat and potatoes meal. The flavorful sauce turns plain drumsticks into a feast.
-Alice Balliet, Kane, Pennsylvania
My fiance and I like to hunt for wild asparagus come the spring. He's not much of a vegetable eaterbut when I roll up these easy, nutritious appetizers, he can't get enough of them. The roll-ups are ideal for children toothey're a fun way to "disguise" vegetables they usually turn down!