The perfect taste of summer, this colorful side dish is sure to please. The spinach and tomato, combined with the Parmesan cheese, give it a fabulous fresh flavor. My daughter especially loves this dish, which I make often. —Ila Mae Alderman, Galax, Virginia
Whenever I serve my Corn Balls, it's just about certain someone will ask for the recipe—I've gotten more requests for it than any other I've ever tried.
I usually make them when we have company as a nice change-of-pace side dish. They're great with ham, steak or roast beef.
My husband and I have two young children, 3 and not quite 1. I grew up on a dairy farm. Today, we live on a small farm where I tend to chickens.
Some years ago, I was a cook on a large cattle ranch. One day, I thought back to the hush puppies I'd had as a child on a Southern trip, and I ended up creating my own version of them. They go well as part of an old-fashioned fried chicken dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, buttermilk biscuits, corn on the cob and watermelon pickles!
My husband is a farmer and also a truck driver. We have two grown children and two younger ones, 6 and 2.
A neighbor passed this recipe on to me. I make the vegetable casserole for family dinners, reunions and potlucks, and the response is almost always the same when people taste it: "Can I have the recipe?" —Leora Clark, Lincoln, Nebraska
My mom and I developed this recipe to see if there was a carrot dish that even people who don't care for carrots would enjoy. So far, I haven't met anyone who hasn't liked this casserole. —Laurie Heward, Fillmore, Utah
People in my part of Tennessee love potato dishes! This one tickles my fancy so much I couldn't help sharing it.
I'm a widow with five grown children and eight grandchildren. I make these potatoes when they come to visit for family suppers and holidays. Most often, I serve them alongside meat and vegetables—but, with the cheese, they could be a main dish all by themselves.
My Italian neighbor gave me the ingredients for this salad, but he didn't have the measurements written down. I experimented and came up with this recipe, which is a nice side dish with many meals. There are many garlic producers here in California, so I think this recipe represents our area well.
Meet the Cook: The first summer that my husband and I were retired, we had an abundance of squash. I was raised on a farm and taught nothing should go to waste, so I hunted in my recipe file and found this one. I've made it often ever since.
Cooking's one of my favorite ways to have fun...if I live to be 100, I am sure there will still be many recipes in my "to-do" file. We also enjoy travel - with three children and eight grandchildren scattered, it's a good thing!
-Erlene Cornelius, Spring City, Tennessee
Meet the Cook: If you're looking for a different stuffing this year, you'll find these balls are both tasty and easy to prepare.
Cooking has been a favorite pastime of mine since my husband and I retired (I used to operate a beauty salon). We had 80 acres and kept 2-1/2 of them to build our new country home on.
-Bernadine Dirmeyer, Harpster, Ohio