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After tending the farm and growing our own produce, I don't have much time left for cooking. I've found this easy-to-prepare chicken is ideal for my many hectic days.—Doris Carnahan, Lincoln, Arkansas
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Poached Salmon and Dill Sauce

Poached Salmon and Dill Sauce

Poached Salmon and Dill Sauce

"This salmon recipe is so easy, and people often tell me it's the best-tasting salmon they've ever had," says field editor Kathleen Jones of Newberg, Oregon. "The fish is moist and tender, and the dill sauce is a delightful complement."

Grilled Marinated Ham Steaks

Grilled Marinated Ham Steaks

Grilled Marinated Ham Steaks

"It's a snap to combine this zippy marinade...and you can vary the marinating time to fit your day's activities," notes Maribeth Edwards of Follansbee, West Virginia. "The steaks cook up quickly and are always a hit!"

Vegetable Shrimp Toss

Vegetable Shrimp Toss

Vegetable Shrimp Toss

"Whenever I cook too much spaghetti, I just pop it in the refrigerator," relates Sharyn Craig from El Cajon, California. "The next time I have leftover veggies, I combine them with the pasta, some sauteed shrimp and a little Parmesan cheese."
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Confetti Salmon Steaks

Confetti Salmon Steaks

Confetti Salmon Steaks

In Decatur, Alabama, Mary Kay Dixson relies on her microwave to cook this tender fish in a jiffy. With its sprinkling of bright peppers, the mildly seasoned dish makes a pretty entree for two.

Pronto Chicken Fajitas

Pronto Chicken Fajitas

Pronto Chicken Fajitas

"My family loves Mexican food, and this is a quick way to enjoy it. It doesn’t require a lot of prep and only uses one pan, so you have plenty of time to relax." Get creative with these versatile fajitas. Try using last night’s leftover veggies or chicken for a brand-new meal. —Robin Poust, Stevensville, Maryland

Dan's Peppery London Broil

Dan's Peppery London Broil

Dan's Peppery London Broil

I was bored making the usual London broil, so I got a little creative and sparked up the flavor with crushed red pepper, garlic and Worcestershire sauce.—Dan Wright, San Jose, California

Grilled Salmon with Garlic Mayo for 2

Grilled Salmon with Garlic Mayo for 2

Grilled Salmon with Garlic Mayo for 2

Yogurt and lemon juice lend a pleasing tang to the mayo-based sauce that complements this savory salmon. —Donna Noel, Gray, Maine

Citrus-Ginger Tuna Steaks

Citrus-Ginger Tuna Steaks

Citrus-Ginger Tuna Steaks

Now that I am retired, I have lots of time to plan, experiment and prepare meals...but this tuna, with its well-seasoned marinade, takes only a few minutes to make."

Pizza Snacks

Pizza Snacks

Pizza Snacks

"Since pizza is a big favorite with my teenagers, I like to keep these crispy snacks on hand," says Ruby Williams of Bogalusa, Louisiana. "Loaded with toppings, they go right from the freezer to the oven with little time and effort. And they're always a hit."

Greek Pita Pizzas

Greek Pita Pizzas

Greek Pita Pizzas

Pita bread is the crust for these single-serving pizzas that get Mediterranean flair from olives, spinach and feta cheese. Breadsticks and a wedge of iceberg lettuce drizzled with salad dressing (pictured above right) make fine pizza partners. Or serve an appetizer of fresh vegetables with dip, then cap off the meal with lemon Italian ice.

Garlic-Herb Red Snapper

Garlic-Herb Red Snapper

Garlic-Herb Red Snapper

When it's time to fix dinner, Nancy and John Mueller of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin head to the kitchen together. Married 48 years, they find that dividing up the work is fun, saves time and yields delicious results. John, a retired elementary school principal and teacher, usually prepares the entree, "He especially likes to grill seafood like Garlic-Herb Red Snapper," says Nancy. "He started cooking 29 years ago when I went to work full time."
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