There are just the two of us, so we sometimes end up with leftover vegetables after meals. I put them in a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag or freezer container and store in the freezer. When I have 3 to 4 cups, I make vegetable soup. —Caroline Weese, Thermopolis, Wyoming
To keep the cake stand clean while frosting, line the edge with 3-in. strips of waxed paper. Center the first cake layer over the strips. When finished frosting, carefully remove strips on piece at a time.
I prepare two different mixes—one for the cake and one for the topping—to make this sweet breakfast treat. I often give these mixes as fun holiday gifts. Along with the recipe, I usually include a cake pan, wooden spoon and festive dish towel. —Barbara Stewart, Portland, Connecticut
With Alfredo and spaghetti sauce, plus ground beef, spinach and three kinds of cheese, this main dish is super hearty and a true family-pleaser. When serving, be sure to scoop all the way down the slow cooker's ceramic insert to get some of each layer.Deborah Bruno, Mira Loma, California
It’s always nice to have something simple for guests to nibble on while mingling. These special peanuts are just the thing. Crushed red pepper flakes and chili powder turn up the heat on this classic party fare.Phyllis Schmalz, Kansas City, Kansas
Jim Gales’ well-seasoned fish nets him compliments from family and friends in Glendale, Wisconsin whenever he serves it. The fish is moist and flakey, the coating crisp, crunchy and flecked with paprika.
"My two boys love this fast and easy meal," relates Heidi Phillips of Gardnerville, Nevada. "I slice cooked hot dogs lengthwise, cover with leftover warmed mashed potatoes, sprinkle with shredded cheese and heat until the cheese melts. Grown-ups enjoy these dogs, too!"
I adapted a Bundt cake recipe to create this layer cake. Cranberries, walnuts and homemade frosting make it taste so delicious that you'd never guess it starts with a convenient cake mix. —Sandy Burkett, Galena, Ohio
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