I have some Irish ancestry, so I started a family tradition on St. Patrick's Day. I came up with my own recipe for the classic corned beef and cabbage. The meat is tender, and the apple juice gives it a mellow flavor.—Jo Ann Honey, Longmont, Colorado
This flavorful meal is a must for St. Patrick's Day, but great anytime of the year. While it usually cooks on the stovetop, a slow cooker makes it even easier. The recipe serves four nicely with enough leftover meat for Reuben sandwiches or other dishes. —Michelle Rhodes, Fort Bliss, Texas
THE comic strip Maggie and Jiggs inspired me to serve this meal. Whenever Maggie asked Jiggs what he would like her to cook, he answered, "Corned beef and cabbage."
My husband liked this meal, too, and I always enjoyed making it for potluck suppers and other gatherings.
-Daisy Lewis, Jasper, Alabama
"I was raised on a farm, where we had chickens as well as other farm animals, so ate a lot of egg dishes," recalls Kitty Jones of Chicago, Illinois. "We usually serve this simple omelet for breakfast with toast on the side."
This recipe has been a favorite in our family for more than 50 years. My kids still request it when they come to visit, and it was one of the first recipes they called long distance to ask for after they got married.—Jeri Butters, Englewood, Florida