"I especially like to use frozen California-blend veggies when making this dish. If you prefer, you can substitute fresh garden vegetables, but it will add a little time. Simply start them in boiling water before adding the pasta. Then add the pasta during the last 3 minutes of cooking the veggies. This makes an easy, colorful and delicious entree!"
Talena Keeler - Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Chunks of leftover turkey are a tasty addition to this thick, cheesy dip that comes from Gayle Lewis of Winston, Oregon. "You'd never guess it has just three ingredients," she says. "This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to satisfy a hungry crowd."
"I like simple recipes that get me out of the kitchen fast, so my husband and I can spend more time with our two boys," comments Heidi Main of Anchorage, Alaska. "These super-quick wedges are always a hit...and a tasty change of pace from salmon patties."
This wonderfully tender steak from Susan Adair of Somerset, Kentucky is a treat even for folks not watching their diet. "When my mother-in-law shared the recipe, she said it cooks up in no time...and she was right!" Susan says.
You'll find all the flavor of a Reuben sandwich (and none of the mess) in this satisfying casserole from Terri Holmgren of Swanville, Minnesota. It's prepared lickety-split in the microwave, so you can serve your hungry family fast.
THIS IS my basic recipe for stir-fry. I've tried others but always come back to this one. I have also substituted chicken and chicken broth for the beef and beef broth and found it just as good.
-Margery Bryan, Royal City, Washington
"When my grandparents lived in the Florida Keys, Grandpop went fishing every day," recalls Tammy Sanborn of Alto, Michigan. "They ate fish often, so Grandmom had to find creative ways to serve it. The Parmesan cheese in this fast recipe adds just the right flavor."