Easy Spaghetti and Meatballs
WHEN I was a teenager, I cooked dinner every night for our family of four...Mom, Dad, Grandmother, who lived next door, and myself.
Through the years, I have modified and changed this recipe for two people to better fit our tastes. That's one of the great things about this dish. It's easy to do just that!
-David Stierheim, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
“The filling in this recipe goes so well with turkey,” writes Kari Wheaton from Beloit, Wisconsin. “I love the hint of lemon, the savory combo of apples, mushrooms and spinach…and the bread-crumb coating adds a nice crunch.”
Pork Roast with Gravy
“I've been making this juicy pork roast and gravy for 40 years,” says Jean Lowrey of Dubach, Louisiana. “Lower in fat and calories, it's one of my first choices to serve guests.”
This pleasant salmon is good hot or cold. For a hot meal, I serve it with rice or pierogies. For a cold meal in the summer, I serve it with a salad and some crusty bread.
-Nancy Deans of Acton, Maine
Bran Griddle Cakes
You'd never guess there's bran in these moist, tasty pancakes that are drizzled with a sweet orange sauce. "My children are grown, but they still request this for breakfast when they come home," writes Marie Cockerham of Rock Hill, South Carolina. Your family will surely flip over these flapjacks, too!
If you’ve ever wondered whether you already salted a dish as you were rushing to prepare a meal, try this. Whenever you salt something, immediately follow by adding a bit (or a lot) of pepper. Next time you see black flakes of pepper, you’ll know you’ve also already salted. —Bonnie F., Coldwater, Kansas
With hands dipped in cold water, shape 2 cups of popcorn into a 6-inch heart about 1/2 inch thick on a covered board. For toes, insert 10 pieces of candy corn around rounded edges of heart.
Firmly shape 2 cups of popcorn into a 3-1/2-inch ball. Add a few more pieces to form a pointed chin. Attach head by carefully inserting skewer through top of head into body and base. If there is any popcorn remaining, shape into 1-1/2-inch balls; cover with plastic wrap and set aside.