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Shrimp with Basil-Mango Sauce

Shrimp with Basil-Mango Sauce

Shrimp with Basil-Mango Sauce

Instead of serving cold shrimp with cocktail sauce, prepare this simple basil sauce and top it with tender cooked shrimp. It's a fun and fancy appetizer. —Ken Hulme, Prescott, Arizona

Creamy Turkey Cleanup

Creamy Turkey Cleanup

Creamy Turkey Cleanup

Julia Hainsworth first made this mostly microwaved medley when she was home on maternity leave with her third child. "I needed to rely on quick-and-easy recipes that were kid-friendly, too," she writes from Mt. Morris, New York. "We all loved this dish, and it cleared up a bunch of turkey leftovers.

Grilled Tarragon Chicken

Grilled Tarragon Chicken

Grilled Tarragon Chicken

Just a few simple seasonings is all that's needed to make grilled chicken moist and tasty. Mustard and tarragon make great combination.—Janie Thorpe, Tullahoma, Tennessee
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Grilled Tuna Steaks

Grilled Tuna Steaks

Grilled Tuna Steaks

"My husband and I love to grill," Michelle Armistead says of her low-fat and nearly carb-free entree. "This delicious recipe is quick enough for weeknight meals. Simply make a salad and side dish while the tuna steaks are marinating, and dinner is on the table in no time," she writes from Marlboro, New Jersey.

Lemon Herb Lamb Chops

Lemon Herb Lamb Chops

Lemon Herb Lamb Chops

This recipe comes from my aunt, who thought we'd enjoy it because we like lamb. She was right.

Linguine with Marinated Tomato and Basil

Linguine with Marinated Tomato and Basil

Linguine with Marinated Tomato and Basil

Tired of pasta weighted down by sauce? Opt for Linda Nichols' nutritious toss-up of marinated tomatoes, linguine and cheese. "This recipe comes from my husband's sister, Allison, and is in our family cookbook. It is one of our favorite summer meals," she says from Atlantic, Iowa. "The leftovers make a great cold pasta salad."

Marinated Venison Steaks

Marinated Venison Steaks

Marinated Venison Steaks

From Tigard, Oregon, Janelle Inkens writes, "These venison steaks are so tender and tasty, they're even a hit with my kids, ages 3 and 4. Someone who tried this dish once said, 'Wow, if I could make venison taste like this, I'd make it all the time.'"

Quesadilla

Quesadilla

Quesadilla

I often make this quesadilla just for myself. It's a snap to prepare.—Amber Waddell, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Sesame Shrimp

Sesame Shrimp

Sesame Shrimp

My husband tells me this quick recipe looks elegant and tastes awesome!

Almond Sole Fillets

Almond Sole Fillets

Almond Sole Fillets

"My husband is a real fish lover," reports Erna Farnham of Marengo, Illinois. "This buttery treatment is his favorite way to prepare sole, perch or halibut." It cooks quickly in the microwave, so it's perfect for a busy weekday.

Garden Squash Ravioli

Garden Squash Ravioli

Garden Squash Ravioli

I created this dish to make the most of an overabundance of yellow squash and zucchini from our garden. It was a hit with the whole family. It's so easy to ladle the homemade sauce over quick-cooking frozen ravioli for a satisfying dinner. -Teri Christensen, West Jordan, Utah
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