When I want to make an easy dinner that satisfies my appetite for meat and potatoes, this is my first choice. To amp up homemade taste, sub in from-scratch or warmed refrigerated mashed potatoes. —Janet Chen, Ann Arbor, Michigan
My mom gave me the recipe for these twice-baked potatoes, and I altered them by adding garlic, bacon and green onions. They're perfect for a potluck or even an elegant meal. My two boys absolutely love them!
-Kristyn Drews, Omaha, Nebraska
Two crusty golden-brown loaves with terrific flavor and texture are what you'll get when you try this recipe. Potatoes and cheese make an unusual but delicious combination for a yeast bread. My family loves it served with soup or stew on cold days.
-Deb Amrine, Grand Haven, Michigan
Dill weed and cream cheese give these twice-baked potatoes a tangy taste that makes them a little different. To get a head start, stuff the potato shells beforehand and put them in the fridge. Then finish baking close to dinnertime.
"My family requests this hearty breakfast pie quite often," writes Barbara Nowakowski of North Tonawanda, New York. "It's very easy to make with frozen hash browns, looks pretty garnished with tomato slices and tastes absolutely delicious."
I SERVE potatoes with just about every meal. Besides using this recipe as a side dish, I discovered I could serve it as a main dish for a lighter meal. It satisfies the appetite well, especially for us older folks.
A dear friend shared this recipe with me several years ago.
-Margery Bryan, Royal City, Washington
Potatoes are the ultimate comfort food to me. If you haven't tried them with a touch of honey, you won't be disappointed with this savory-sweet combination. &mdash:Stephanie Shay, Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania
"On lazy Saturdays, my family really enjoys this comforting casserole," writes Brenda Schrag. The Farmington, New Mexico cook relies on convenient O'Brien potatoes, bits of pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and sweet red pepper for the hearty dish.