Don’t let the ingredient list fool you—this summery chicken salad is so simple! Prepare it in the morning; let it chill all day; and then toss with the dressing right before you serve it. For another spin, I sometimes add fresh grilled corn. —Sharon Pellegrini, Auburn, WA
"This pretty salad is always a hit when I serve it!" notes Laura Pounds from Andover, Kansas. "The recipe came from a cookbook, but I 'doctored' it to personalize it. Sometimes just a small change in ingredients can make a big difference.
Popcorn gets the special treatment when tossed with sesame breadsticks, mixed nuts, sunflower kernels and potato sticks. Pile it in bowls for parties or spoon individual portions into sealed bags or containers for anytime snacks. —Leah Steenberg, Circle Pines, Minnesota
A splash of lemon brightens this versatile side dish. It combines whole wheat couscous with fresh broccoli and a sprinkling of almonds on top. —Beth Dauenhauer,
From Nathan Leopold of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, this swordfish is a truly easy and impressive dish. It's got great taste, wonderful presentation and it comes together quickly.
Who says summer meals have to be complicated? We love this tangy, simple and tasty salad on warm summer nights. Add a cold glass of lemonade or iced tea and dinner couldn’t be easier. —Samantha Vicars, Kenosha, WI
I have been using this grilled chicken since I was 12 years old. That's 40-plus years! It is so moist and delicious, it will melt in your mouth. —Linda Pace, Lees Summit, MO
No matter what time of year you eat them, these ribs taste like summer. It's feel-good food! —Ron Bynaker, Lebanon, PA
While these delicious bite-size treats are ready in minutes, they’ll disappear in a flash. And don’t relegate the deep-fried goodness to the breakfast nook—I’ve never had anyone turn these down no matter the time of day. —Chelsea Turner, Lake Elsinore, CA
This dish is lower in fat but so rich in vegetables, it looks like it came from an Italian restaurant. Nice for a heart-healthy diet. Make ahead and reheat for convenience. —Nancy Deans, Acton, Maine
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