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Sassy Southwest Stuffed Shells

1 review

When I was a child, my mom made this dish quite often. When I came across her recipe on an index card, I quickly copied it. Over the years, I have made very few changes to retain that taste-of-home memory. —Kellie Braddell, West Point, California

Italian Sausage Casserole

2 reviews

At the start of each week, my family is already looking forward to our traditional weekend breakfasts, when I serve...


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Ham Balls with Brown Sugar Glaze

10 reviews

These smoky-sweet meatballs are a Pennsylvania Dutch specialty. I like setting them out when folks come to visit. —Janet Zeger,...


Potluck Hot Dish

This is my favorite dish to pass at potlucks. The down-home ingrdients make it a guaranteed crown=pleaser. The recipe is...


Tourtieres

Some time ago, a co-worker brought a meat pie to lunch. The aroma was familiar—after one taste, I was amazed...

French Meat Pie

9 reviews

Some time ago, when I was working at a newspaper, a co-worker happened to bring a meat pie for lunch....


Mother’s Pasties

2 reviews

PASTIES were a must years ago when men worked the mines in northern Michigan. The housewives made them in the...

Christmas Eve Meat Pie

5 reviews

When this pie is baking, my daughter says that the house smells like Christmas. This recipe evolved over the years...


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Crispy Baked Wontons

16 reviews

These quick, versatile wontons are great for a savory snack or paired with a bowl of soothing soup on a...


French Canadian Tourtieres

9 reviews

This recipe comes from my big sister. Each fall, we get together and make about 20 of these pies to...


Grandma’s Meat Loaf

2 reviews

We love Grandma's version of meat loaf so much that we have it at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter—the holidays wouldn't...

Carrot Meat Loaf

4 reviews

We love to take slices of this tasty loaf to the field during harvest season---I either bake it or cook...


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Old-Fashioned Cabbage Rolls

30 reviews

It was an abundance of dill in my garden that led me to try this. My family liked the taste...


Cranberry Meatballs

25 reviews

Lots of people have asked me for this recipe, but I knew I had a real winner when my grandmother...


Spicy Cabbage Rolls

8 reviews

This delightfully delicious recipe came from my Aunt Helen. I serve it alongside ham or turkey for the holidays or...


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Matthew’s Best Ever Meat Loaf

18 reviews

This is comfort food at its best. Mushrooms, beef stock, tomato paste, Worcestershire and soy sauce help boost the meaty...

Ham Balls with Brown Sugar Sauce

7 reviews

This tasty main dish, pairing ham and pork, is a wonderful way to use up leftover Easter ham. Covered with...


Pork and Corn Casserole

3 reviews

A satisfying supper includes this casserole fresh from the oven, a garden salad and buttermilk biscuits. It's a winner every...


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All-American Meat Loaf

12 reviews

There are many variations on meat loaf, but my family loves this stick-to-your-ribs version. —Margie Williams, Mount Juliet, Tennessee


Favorite French Canadian Meat Pie

12 reviews

I’m a seventh-generation French Canadian, and my ancestors started the tradition of serving this meat pie on Christmas Eve. One...


Moist & Savory Meat Loaf

10 reviews

Stop searching for a go-to meat loaf recipe. This is it! Your family will be delighted with this mixture of...


Pineapple Ham Loaf

1 review

I "inherited" this recipe from the family that owned the building where I rented my first apartment. It's one of...


Pork Shepherd’s Pie

9 reviews

Of all the shepherd's pie recipes I've tried through the years, this version is my favorite. Although I live alone,...


Slow-Cooked Italian Meatballs

3 reviews

What I love about these meatballs is that they can be served as an appetizer right out of the slow...

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Meatballs in Dill Cream Sauce

2 reviews

My guests really like this recipe and want to know why it's so different from other meatball dishes they've had....


Hearty Rice Dressing

3 reviews

This satisfying dressing has always been received well at church socials and family reunions. The recipe feeds a crowd—I cut...


Ham Loaves

1 review

This is a great recipe if your family enjoys meatloaf. The brown sugar mixture makes it so tasty.—Carol Van Sickle,...


Brown Sugar-Glazed Meatballs

4 reviews

I modeled these sweet-spicy pork-and-shrimp meatballs after the filling in Asian wontons. They're a family favorite, whether I serve them...


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Upper Peninsula Pasties

52 reviews

I grew up in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where many people are of English ancestry. Pasties—traditional meat pies often eaten by...


Mini Pork Pies

7 reviews

As a child, I discovered my love of pork pies. I used to help my father deliver oil on Saturdays,...