“This recipe came from a friend who’s a wonderful cook,“ shares Carla Specht in Annawan, Illinois. No-cook noodles make it a breeze to put this rich and cheesy, comforting main dish on your table in no time flat.
WHEN our two children went away to school, I had to learn how to adjust my recipes for just my husband and me. There were too many leftovers!
I started gathering recipes with smaller amounts, and my daughter was on the lookout for me, also. This is one she sent, and I make it often.
-Eleanor Carroll, Ellicott City, Maryland
Meet the Cook: Since I was in 4-H, I've been an avid cook. This recipe's one my mother-in-law and I developed together. The topping also goes great with pork chops, lean sausage balls or patties and ham.
My husband and I have seven children, 15 grandchildren and one on the way. Gardening's our favorite pastime.
-Paula Neal, Dolores, Colorado
My family loves my ham loaf, so I decided to make the ham loaf mixture into patties and grill them—it was an instant hit. Adding the arugula gives these burgers a peppery bite and honey mustard dressing adds just the right sweet and sour flavor. —Susan Bickta, Kutztown, Pennsylvania
My family enjoys cooking up easy and delicious meals. This pork chop recipe is also inexpensive, which makes cooking easier for everyone. Keep an eye on the spinach—it cooks fast! —Joe Valerio, Whitinsville, Massachusetts
Whenever I make this dish for friends and family, I'm reminded of the wonderful scent of the Maine orchards where we picked our own apples every fall until we moved to Missouri last year. The aroma of the pork and apples certainly takes the chill out of crisp autumn air.
-Louise Keithley, Columbia, Missouri