Layered Taco Salad
I invented this Layered Taco Salad (pictured at right) to please the kids. I've made it with ground beef, ground turkey or ground chicken and it's equally good, so you can easily adjust it to fit your family's preferences.
—Betty Nickels, Tampa, Florida
Mexican Vegetable Pizza
Hold the pepperoni! This change-of-pace Mexican Vegetable Pizza is big on veggie flavor. Topped with black beans, red tomato, golden corn and green pepper, it's as colorful as it is tasty. Try spicing up your next party, light lunch, or dinner with zesty slices.
—Barbara Nowakowski, North Tonawanda, New York
Spinach Cheese Enchiladas
This tasty meatless dish is great because it's easy to prepare and low in fat. Plus, the Spinach Cheese Enchiladas travel well to potlucks and often prompt recipe requests.
—Carol Jackson, Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Black-Eyed Pea Salsa
Whenever there's a family gathering, my sister-in-law brings this zesty Black-Eyed Pea Salsa, and it's a big hit. Since it keeps well in the refrigerator, it's great to have on hand for unexpected guests.
—Pamela Smith, Flushing, New York
Chocolate Banana Smoothies
Instant pudding makes a wonderful creamy chocolate drink when blended with some frozen banana. These Chocolate Banana Smoothies are fun, tasty and easy.
—Katherine Lipka, Galesburg, Michigan