"This fast dinner for two is one of my favorites," writes Cindy Preston, who shares a simple way to dress up a boxed pasta mix. "While it's cooking, I toast some garlic bread and warm up some green beans," adds the Benkelman, Nebraska cook.
ONE SUMMER when my husband and I were enjoying our first "getaway" in years, we found ourselves stranded in our cabin cruiser with a dead battery.
When hunger set in, my husband rigged up a fishing line, and soon there were two trout sizzling on the portable grill.
We eventually made it home all right...and kept the recipe we'd devised.
-Felicia Cummings, Raymond, Maine
I enjoy fish very much, and I especially like it fried. But my doctor has said it's a no-no! So this is a very tasty way to prepare fish without adding lots or extra fat and calories. —Anne Powers of Munford, Alabama
“This recipe proves you don’t have to sacrifice good taste when you need something fast,” reports Bobby Taylor of Michigan City, Indiana. The nutritious stir-fry features tender shrimp, fresh spinach and a package of convenient frozen vegetables.
We love salmon at our house and are always finding new ways to make it. This one turned out so well; the raspberry sauce adds a nice sweetness. My son calls it salmon candy! —Anna-Marie Williams, League City, Texas
Tender scallops and crunchy cashews star at dinnertime tonight! This recipe calls for sea scallops, which are about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. You could also use their sweeter, smaller relative, the bay scallop. —Joe Hable of Madison, Wisconsin
This is such a speedy, no-fuss and delicious way to prepare fish. My son started requesting this "fish with crackers" as a little boy, and he still asks for it as an adult today. —Barbara Sharon, Plymouth, Wisconsin