I revamped our favorite sloppy joe recipe into this thick spaghetti sauce that simmers in the slow cooker. The flavor is jazzy enough to be interesting to adults, yet mild enough for the kids to enjoy. —Rhonda Melanson, Sarnia, Ontario
I took a traditional family recipe and put my own nutritious spin on it to create this casserole. The chopped spinach and turkey pepperoni add color and flair, pleasing both the eyes and the palate.
—Andrea Abrahamsen of Brentwood, California
Marinated in a delightful combination of pineapple, honey mustard and garlic, the entree is simple to prepare and tastes sensational. Since we cut back on red meat, the tasty chops and flavorful sauce fit perfectly with our eating plan.—Michelle Bishop, Peru, Indiana
"Because I'm watching my weight, I've used this recipe for years," writes Janet Bumb of Beallsville, Maryland. "Served with a flavorful tomato sauce, these cutlets taste so good that my son, who is thin and doesn't need to worry about his weight, requests them for his birthday dinner!"
"I love the flavor of grilled food, especially these no-mess pork packets with their delicious sesame and ginger sauce," writes Andrea Bolden of Unionville, Tennessee. "Since the doctor put my husband on a low-fat diet, this all-in-one meal has become a favorite of ours."
A mild curry sauce complements the tender chicken and sweet apples in this speedy microwave main dish. "This rapid recipe is perfect for the working gal. I like to serve it over aromatic basmati rice, says Janet Boulger of Botwood, Newfoundland.
"I make this beef in the slow cooker when I'm having a party so I don't have to spend the whole time in the kitchen," reports Lori Hayes, Venice, Florida. "The meat smells so delicious, I can hardly keep my husband from helping himself ahead of time!" For a robust sandwich, serve the shredded beef on a roll spread with horseradish sauce.
Tender and moist, these grilled kabobs from Sheri Jean Waked are extra special when served with her garlic dipping sauce. "This is a lighter version of a dish my Lebanese mother-in-law taught me to make," she writes from Loveland, Ohio. "I reduced the amount of oil and substituted yogurt for mayonnaise."
This easy stir-fry combines the pasta with green pepper, mushrooms and tomatoes in an Italian-style sauce. "I made up this recipe one evening, and it was a big hit with my family," says Janeen Longfellow of Wolcottville, Indiana.