For a light lunch or dinner, try this skillet supper from Esther Shank of Harrison, Virginia. "Place a couple of potatoes in the microwave to 'bake' while you're making this, so you have a complete meal," she writes.
"I have three young children, so I rely on meals that are quick and easy," relates Renee DePriest of Harrisburg, Illinois. These tender patties with pasta, spaghetti sauce and cheese are family-pleasers and simple enough for kids to help prepare.
"I based this flavorful stir-fry on a fabulous dish I sampled in a San Francisco restaurant," notes Amy Masson from Cypress, California. "It truly is a 10-minute main dish that looks and tastes like it took a lot longer."