“My grandmother often prepared this dish for Sunday dinner,” writes Mary Ann Marino of West Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. “She loved to cook and eat, especially when she had someone to share her food with.”
When I’m making caramel corn or popcorn balls, I pour the popped corn into one big bowl. After shaking it a bit, the unpopped kernels drop to the bottom. Then I transfer the fluffy corn to another big bowl and proceed with the recipe. That way, there are no unpopped kernels in my treats. —Corrine Lance, Gold Bar, Washington
My grandmother used to fix this yummy dish for my Girl Scout troop when I was growing up. Now, I make it for my stepdaughters’ scout troop. It's easy to prepare, and the girls always beg me to make it —Kimberly Howland, Fremont, Michigan
Red pepper flakes and cayenne provide the fiery flavor that gives these salmon steaks their name. Basting the fish with the zippy sauce while grilling creates a glossy glaze. Phyllis Schmalz of Kansas City, Kansas
I developed this recipe and it has become a favorite of my mother's. I often make a batch for the two of us to share. The muffins are great for brunch or an on-the-go breakfast. —Julie Hess, Lititz, Pennsylvania
I always get compliments when I bring this attractive and tasty trifle out of the refrigerator. Not only does it serve a big group nicely, I can make it ahead of time, too. —Lucille Belsham, Fort Fraser, British Columbia
Laced with lemon and simmered in white wine, this easy stovetop entree couldn’t be more elegant. An added bonus? It fills the house with a wonderful aroma.
“Just add a salad, bread and veggies and this makes a great meal for company,” says contributor Cynthia Heil of Martinez, Georgia.
THIS WAS one of the first "American" dishes I enjoyed in 1949 after arriving in the United States from New Zealand.
It's now the most-used recipe in my recipe box! It's easy to prepare and so well liked. I've willingly shared it with my grandchildren and friends.
-Mercia Miner, Canfield, Ohio
Slow cookers aren't just for making dinner. I make this often if we're having company overnight. I can prep it the night before and when we all get up in the morning, breakfast is served. —Barb Keith, Eau Claire, Wisconsin