"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
The tempting and beautiful glaze makes an impressive main dish that looks like you fussed over it. These tender chops are nice to serve during the week as well as for company on weekends.—Sheila Townsend, Overland Park, Kansas
Louise Martin of Denver, Pennsylvania writes, "This simple but tasty blend will surprise you. It uses leftover chicken and frozen green beans, so it's fast to fix for a brunch or light lunch." Our test kitchen figured this reasonably priced main dish costs just 81¢ a serving.
"You can't beat these flavorful sandwiches seasoned with salsa," promises Susan Scott of Asheville, North Carolina. "Serve them with a green salad and tortilla chips for a cool dinner on a hot summer evening."
"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!"
"When I need a quick and easy dinner, I make these satisfying pizzas that capture the flavor of Mexico," relates Katherine Jones, Renton, Washington. "Piled high with zesty ingredients, the tortillas are a snap to prepare and taste great."
In Alverton, Pennsylvania, Betty Claycomb keeps this blend of seasonings on hand so she can stir up speedy spaghetti sauce. "It's a snap to add browned ground beef, tomato paste and water to create a mild, pleasantly flavored sauce," she says.
"My sister gave me the recipe for this easy five-ingredient marinade," writes Bernice Germann of Napoleon, Ohio. "It keeps the meat so moist and tasty...now it's the only way my husband wants his pork chops prepared."
I made this colorful, robust stew often when our three kids were living at home. Since it calls for lots of canned vegetables, it stirs up in a jiffy. It's versatile, too-you can substitute cubed turkey, chicken, ham or beef for the sausage. Plus, you can replace the beans with other vegetables of your choice.
I depend on this recipe when I get home late from work and my hungry family wants something delicious for dinner. It's quick, too, because it uses canned chicken and fresh mushrooms that I buy pre-sliced.