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Lentil Chicken Salad

Lentil Chicken Salad

Lentil Chicken Salad

A great way to use lentils is in this satisfying salad. Besides the combination of textures, the tasty ingredients blend well with the creamy dressing. It merited a blue ribbon and praise from all the tasters at our church fair.

Salsa Chicken

Salsa Chicken

Salsa Chicken

Perfect for guests or family meals, this chicken is full of color and flavor. The simple sauce is tasty over pork chops, too. Some mornings, I put the ingredients in the slow cooker.—Patty Burk, Nanaimo, British Columbia

Tilapia with Corn Salsa

Tilapia with Corn Salsa

Tilapia with Corn Salsa

My family loves fish, and this super-fast and delicious dish is very popular at my house. Though it tastes like it takes a long time, it cooks in minutes under the broiler. We like it garnished with lemon wedges with couscous on the side.

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."

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."

Southwestern Roast Beef Sandwiches

Southwestern Roast Beef Sandwiches

Southwestern Roast Beef Sandwiches

When we have leftover roast beef, I like to make these tasty grilled sandwiches that get their zip from pepper Jack cheese and green chilies.—Stephanie Stokley, Springfield, Missouri

Open-Faced Tuna Burgers

Open-Faced Tuna Burgers

Open-Faced Tuna Burgers

One of my gang's favorite sandwiches is this burger. The kids prefer the zesty salad dressing to a mayonnaise base. Bits of pimiento add color. And serving the tuna on a toasted bun means no soggy bread.—Heidi Wilcox, Lapeer, Michigan

Two-Cheese Pizzas

Two-Cheese Pizzas

Two-Cheese Pizzas

When time is tight, Nevine Farid of Overland Park, Kansas uses pita rounds to form the crust for these cute little pizzas. Cut into quarters, they make appealing appetizers when there's just a few of you. "Serve wedges alone...or with pizza sauce," she says.

Tuna Salad Wraps

Tuna Salad Wraps

Tuna Salad Wraps

“Usually, I make my tuna salad the night before, so the flavors have more time to blend. Plus, the sandwiches go together quickly for a neat and compact meal.” —Ivy Abbadessa, Loxahatchee, Florida

Turkey Salad Sandwiches

Turkey Salad Sandwiches

Turkey Salad Sandwiches

Writes Merrijane Rice from Bountiful, Utah, “Inspired by a delicious turkey salad sandwich at a local deli, I developed my own version to suit my family's tastes. Serve this on croissants for an elegant luncheon or on hearty whole-grain bread for a filling meal. Pre-cooked bacon and canned-or leftover-turkey make it a snap to prepare!”

Asian Meatless Wraps

Asian Meatless Wraps

Asian Meatless Wraps

“I had purchased some vegetarian chicken patties…but had no idea how to serve them. This recipe, an impromptu creation on a busy weeknight, turned out so well…my husband never knew it wasn't 'real' chicken! Good for vegetarian friends.” Heidi Heimgartner - Blooming Prairie, Minnesota
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