This is my daughter Tonya's favorite meal. Sometimes we make it with rigatoni and call it "Riga-Tonya." It's a great dinner and a nice way to prepare yummy vegetables for the kids. —Sandra Eckert, Pottstown, Pennsylvania
One summer I worked at a health food store that sold sandwiches. We were close to a college campus, so I made lots of these fresh filled pitas for the students. Crunchy with crisp vegetables and nutty sunflower kernels, they're a fast-to-fix lunch when you're on the go.
-Linda Reeves, Cloverdale, Indiana
These gooey grilled cheese sandwiches, subtly seasoned with garlic, taste great for lunch with sliced apples. And they're really fast to whip up, too. To save seconds, I soften the cream cheese in the microwave, then blend it with the rest of the ingredients in the same bowl. That makes cleanup a breeze.
-Kathy Norris, Streator, Illinois
This is the simplest of entrees, so well received on cold, frosty evenings. The combination of sour cream and cheese gives this macaroni dish a distinctive taste of its own.
-Mrs. O. Lick, Boyne Falls, Michigan
"This family favorite is especially fun to make when the garden is full of fresh vegetables," reports Jun Barrus from Springville, Utah. "It's quick to fix, delicious and always different—just choose the vegetables that have ripened that day!"
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When I'm in the mood for Chinese food, I turn to this snappy recipe. The colorful nutty dish is sure to stir your creativity...substitute broccoli for the asparagus or add carrots and mushrooms.
—Christine Sherrill of Herndon, Virginia
This simple recipe is one of my favorites. The flavor is great, and it can be prepared in a very short time. Sometimes I add shrimp for a change and to make a heartier meal.
-Dorothy Elliott, DeKalb, Illinois