This attractive savory stir-fry from Dot Christiansen of Bettendorf, Iowa stars succulent, quick-cooking scallops. "It may seem that timing is everything when you first try this recipe, but you'll soon realize you can pretty much just throw it together," she hints. "It's well worth it!"
Nothing beats the aroma of this speedy simmered pasta sauce...except its wonderful taste. To round out the meal, toss together a green salad and pop some garlic bread in the oven as shown in the photo at right. Or, steam asparagus for a swift side dish and pick up a chocolate cream pie from the supermarket.Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
Not only does this sauce freeze well, but it's a family favorite. I like to keep a few batches in the freezer. Then I simply cook the pasta, reheat the sauce and dinner is ready.Christi Gillentine, Tulsa, Oklahoma
We grow herbs and vegetables in our garden, so I incorporate them into recipes whenever possible. This creation has tender turkey and mushrooms, onions and green pepper covered in a zippy tomato sauce. It's become a real favorite among our family and friends.
-Zita Wilensky, N. Miami Beach, Florida
I came up with this "short-cut" lasagna one day when the dinner hour was fast approaching and all I had in the freezer was some frozen ravioli. Now I make it often, and my husband and son devour it.
-Anne Plesmid, Sagamore Hills, Ohio
Refrigerated tortellini, ham, mushrooms and peas are treated to a mild homemade Alfredo sauce in this fast fix Chris Snyder shares. "When we're having company, I prepare this dinner shortly before guests arrive, put it in a casserole dish and keep it warm in the oven," notes the Boulder, Colorado reader.
This dressed-up seafood entree from Judy Farrar makes a tasty impression on family and friends. "Nicely spiced shrimp, tomatoes and spinach top off the saucy fettuccine," she notes from Richmond, Virginia. "It's great with crusty bread and a salad,"