Taste of Home Meal of the Day

Ham Vegetable Strata

Ever since my niece gave me this recipe, I've shared it with many of my friends. The crunchy golden brown topping and colorful ingredients present a tantalizing dish. It's my favorite brunch entree to serve. -Diane Meyer, Geneseo, New York

Pineapple Coconut Cake

Pairing pineapple with coconut lent a tropical flavor to the dessert served as the finale to our theme party. Shared by a former co-worker, this recipe has been in my file for 20 years and never fails to delight those who try a piece. -Gina Mueller, Converse, Texas

Bacon-Cheese English Muffins

THIS WONDERFUL RECIPE is just too good to keep to myself! My daughter shared it with me. The portions are just right to suit my appetite, and the muffins are so pretty when they're pulled from the oven with the cheese all bubbly and hot. I also serve these to guests. -Violena Carver, Potosi, Missouri

Chicken Veronique

"I found this recipe in a gardening book. My family just loves it, and it’s super easy! We think it’s excellent served with rice pilaf on the side." —Anita Dudiwka of Akron, Ohio

Broccoli Chicken Fettuccine

I served this with Chive Garlic Bread from the April/May 2001 issue, and my finicky-eating, 6-year-old grandson absolutely loved it! —Elaine Mizzles Ben Wheeler, Texas

Double K Grilled Salmon

There’s a little story behind the name of my favorite salmon recipe: When my husband, Kevin, and I couldn’t find a spicy teriyaki-style marinade to our liking, we created one in and named it Double K—for Krista and Kevin. Every time we make this flavorful fish, we get asked how we do it.

Mini Turkey Loaf

Onion, green pepper and apple juice flavor this moist ground turkey meat loaf from Vikki Metz of Tavares, Florida. Drizzled with pan gravy, it makes a satisfying entree that's just right for two for an everyday or Sunday dinner.

Shrimp 'n' Veggie Alfredo

Bonnie Jost of Manitowoc, Wisconsin relies on a jar of store-bought Alfredo sauce to toss together this pretty pasta dish. The effortless entree includes fresh shrimp and colorful veggies for ectra eye appeal.

Florentine Crepe Cups

Easy homemade crepes form the quick crust for these tempting brunch cups from Kaye Whiteman of Charleston, West Virginia. The flavorful filling includes spinach, mushrooms and bacon.

Fresh-Squeezed Pink Lemonade

There's a nice balance of sweet and tart in this refreshing summer drink. It becomes perfectly pink with the addition of grape juice. —Cindy Bartnicki, Mount Prospect, Illinois

Roast Pork with Currant Sauce

Our Test Kitchen perked up a plain pork roast by marinating it in fruit juices and a handful of exotic spices. Served with a red currant sauce, the pork slices are mouthwatering and tender.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Classic Turkey Tetrazzini

This classic casserole is so easy to make and works well with either leftover turkey or fresh turkey cutlets. You can also substitute flavored bread crumbs for the plain ones and jarred, roasted red pepper for the fresh variety. —Shannon Weddle, Berryville, Virginia

Low-Cholesterol Pancakes

"When my husband and I developed high cholesterol, I found this wonderful way to convert our favorite pancake recipe," says Dorothy Anne Adams of Valier, Montana. "These pancakes are light, tender and slightly sweet."

Bacon 'n' Egg Bagels

Better than fast-food fare, these savory sandwiches with veggie cream cheese and zesty olives will have mouths watering in the morning. “For a change of pace, prepare them with other cream cheeses or speed things up by using precooked bacon warmed in the microwave,” advise Chris and Jenny Thackray of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Mom's Best Meat Loaf

This is no ordinary meat loaf - the recipe is so good it's been passed down in our family for three generations. The zesty seasoning gives the flavor a spark. I remember Mom's delicious meals. She loved to serve this meat loaf. -Linda Nilsen, Anoka, Minnesota

Crab Cake Sandwiches

"While it's in the oven, I prepare Crab Cake Sandwiches." Yvonne continues. She originally created the golden cakes to use up some leftover crab, but you can make them anytime by simply using convenient canned crab. "Alan loves them," she notes. "I've served them to family and friends, and they always ask for the recipe. "I've also used the crab mixture to stuff mushroom caps and bake them as an appetizer."

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