Hold the pepperoni! From North Tonawanda, New York, Barbara Nowakowski shares a change-of-pace pizza that's big on veggie flavor. Topped with black beans, red tomato, golden corn and green pepper, it's as colorful as it is tasty. She suggests spicing up you next party light lunch or dinner with zesty slices.
Need a quick snack or appetizer? These bean and cheese quesadillas are the answer. I got the recipe at a Mexican festival held at our children’s school. It’s been served at our house regularly ever since.—Dixie Terry, Goreville, Illinois
Meaty mushrooms and a kickin’ hot cheese sauce take this simple pasta toss from drab to fab! My family loves that it tastes like a restaurant dish, but it’s made at home. —Veronica Callaghan, Glastonbury, Connecticut
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 a delicious lunch or light dinner for two,” writes Sheila Martin of LaQuinta, California. Tortillas make the convenient crust for these crispy personal pizzas topped with fresh vegetables and cheese.
"Mom often made this hearty main-dish salad for my three brothers and me when we were growing up," recalls Cindy Stephan of Owosso, Michigan. "Now it's one of my husband's favorite meals - and one we frequently fix for weekend guests."