When we moved from Santa Barbara, California to Alaska 25 years ago, my friends gave me copies of all their special Mexican recipes. This easy-to-assemble entree remains one of our favorites. —Eileen Becker of Homer, Alaska
This zesty pizza is a quick way to bring some spice to the dinner table. The biscuit mix crust gets its zip from chopped jalapenos while taco seasoning perks up the tomato sauce. Sweet peppers , sausage, lettuce and tomato complete the Mexican main dish.
The term "picky eater" may have started when small children began refusing offers of liver and onions while feeding their Brussels sprouts to pets under the table. A new generation of "kid friendly" foods was born, and Cheeseburger Pizza is just that—thumbs up kid-approved. —Jennifer Miller, Smyrna, Tennessee
This recipe combines our love of pizza and Mexican food. I basically adapted a layered dip recipe and re-created it in pizza form. It has become a favorite for any busy day...and it's meatless, too.—Gail Eltgroth, Austin, Texas
Who doesn't like pizza? This is a great alternative to the greasy variety, and its crispy crust and fresh toppings are always a hit. It's the perfect way to use up leftover chicken or veggies.—Vickie Madrigal, Shreveport, Louisiana
This family-friendly supper is simplicity at its finest. Golden-brown, melted fresh mozzarella and a sprinkling of fresh basil give these personal pies Italian-inspired flavors. —Jerry Gulley, San Francisco, CA
Faced with a nearly empty fridge, Cara Cobb combined the ingredients she had on hand and created a quick pizza, using a tortilla for the crust. "It tasted great served with a green salad and a glass of iced tea," she notes from Abbeville, Georgia.
Since the country sausage gravy that Angela Hart called for isn't widely available, we changed her recipe to use leftover cooked pork sausage and cream gravy. “This brunch recipe is unbelievably quick and easy, but also very delicious,” reports the Cool Ridge, West Virginia cook. TIP: “It goes well with a bowl of fruit salad,” Angela recommends.