In the past few years, I’ve been trying to incorporate more whole grains in our dinners. Bulgur is one of my favorite grains to work with because of its quick cooking time. Besides being high in fiber and rich in minerals, it has a mild, nutty flavor that my kids enjoy. —Maria Vasseur, Valencia, California
When I was living in California, I tasted this rich cheesy pasta dish at a neighborhood Italian restaurant. I got the recipe and made a few changes to it in my own kitchen. I'm happy to share it with you. —Lori Mecca, Grants Pass, Oregon
Dijon, Parmesan and a hint of horseradish give this toasty fish from Scott Schmidtke of Chicago, Illinois lots of flavor. The preparation is so easy, it takes just 5 to 7 minutes to get 4 servings ready for the oven.
My husband and I are always looking for light fish recipes because of their health benefits. This one's a hit with him, and we've tried it at dinner parties, too. It's a staple! —Michelle Martin, Durham, North Carolina
In Belleville, Michigan, Debra Martin pops protein-packed salmon fillets in the oven before whipping up a sweet basting sauce. Made in moments, the tangy entree is perfect for busy families and weekend guests alike.
Crispy chicken with a sweet-tart sauce is served alongside wilted spinach for this special meal. Virginia Anthony of Jacksonville, Florida says, “I created the recipe many years ago for a contest, and it won the Grand Prize! It’s easy to make and comes off as very elegant.”
There are no complicated steps to follow when preparing this roasted medley of tender pork and veggies. Just season with herbs, then pop in the oven for less than an hour. —Diane Martin, Brown Deer, Wisconsin
Lime juice perks up this delicious and good-for-you dish Deborah Purdue sent from her kitchen in Westland, Michigan. She writes, “I was looking for a fish coating that didn't have bread crumbs or flour when I came across this one.”
This moist and tender chicken comes complete with its own creamy and flavorful vegetable side! It makes a pretty presentation and goes together in no time flat for a nutritious weeknight meal. —Genna Johannes, Wrightstown, Wisconsin