"I always prepare a few extra pork chops for this colorful stovetop meal," writes Loreen McAllister from Elsie, Michigan. "I serve it with garlic bread and a tossed salad for a fresh-tasting dinner with Italian flair."
This main dish is a nice change of pace from traditional sweet-and-sour meatballs. It's much quicker to make, too. For variety, I like to substitute a different kind of sausage, like spicy Italian.—Nova MacIsaac, Souris, Prince Edward Island
Use the direct grilling method to cook these colorful kabobs for fast, flavorful results. The versatile marinade also adds terrific taste to beef, chicken or turkey can be stirred up days ahead and kept in the fridge.
These tender, mouthwatering chops taste a bit like sweet-and-sour pork but require little attention or time. I prepare them year-round whenever I'm on a tight schedule but still would like something scrumptious.—Sally Jones, Lancaster, New Hampshire
Cubes of pork tenderloin and green pepper chunks get a spicy treatment from a combination of peanut butter, brown sugar, ginger and red pepper flakes. Reserving half of this mixture to use as a basting sauce adds an extra boost of flavor.
-Ellen Koch, St. Martinville, Louisiana
From Mendota, Illinois, Kim Marie Van Rheenen shares her recipe for an easy all-in-one skillet supper that's brimming with fresh-from-the-garden flavor. It's a tasty way to make the most of seasonal produce--from your backyard veggie patch or the farmer's market.
"This inexpensive skillet meal can be served any time of day, but we like it as a quick supper," informs JoAnn Moseman of Blair, Oklahoma. "It's a family favorite...and a great way to use up leftover rice and sausage."