My husband enjoys Chinese food, and he's my test kitchen judge. Thus far, there aren't many dishes he doesn't care for. Early in our marriage, I tried not to serve some of the common dishes I grew up with and have become more creative with cooking. —Shirley Claggett
Seven simple ingredients come together in this flavorful marinade that will really perk up easy-to-cook flank steak. Try placing the strips on a salad with your favorite dressing. Lisa Ruehlow - Blaine, Minnesota
"This recipe was given to me by a friend who knows I like to grill," shares Corina Flansberg. "No one ever guesses that the secret ingredient is lemon-lime soda," adds the Carson City, Nevada reader. "Try the marinade with chicken, too. It's wonderful!"
This was a spur-of-the-moment experiment when we wanted something nice and filling, but also easy. I had steak, peppers and onion on hand, and this is what my mind created. We make it often. For something different, try it in tortillas for fajitas. —Rochelle M. Dickson, Potwin, Kansas
"I got this delightful recipe from my sister-in-law many years ago and have used it ever since," says Margaret Welder of Madrid, Iowa. "Whenever I serve it to guests, they always request the recipe. The tender beef, mushrooms and flavorful sauce are delicious over noodles."
I started making this recipe when we moved from Idaho to Kentucky. It gets so hot here that we use our outdoor grill as often as possible to keep the kitchen cool. My husband loves this juicy steak and its tasty sauce. I like that I can have it ready to marinate in no time. —Karma Henry, Glasgow, Kentucky
Coated in a mild Dijon mustard sauce, the beef strips and sliced mushrooms in this dish are delicious over noodles or rice. This was hit with my family when I served it with broccoli and fresh tomatoes.
—Judith McGhan of Perry Hall, Maryland