I got the idea for this recipe from a dish my friend’s feisty Italian grandmother, Gemma, made. Every time I make this meal—requested frequently by friends and family—I think of Gemma and smile. —Celeste Ehrenberg, Topeka, Kansas
"From picnics to potlucks, this fast-to-fix combination receives rave reviews," writes Janine Gillespie of Milwaukie, Oregon. "I often garnish it with paprika, sliced hard-cooked eggs, tomatoes or croutons."
This is the first recipe I developed using quinoa as an ingredient. My husband thoroughly enjoyed helping me test this recipe. This is a special dish that can be easily prepared in under 30 minutes.—Laura Greenberg, Lake Balboa, California
Bonnie Jost of Manitowoc, Wisconsin relies on a jar of store-bought Alfredo sauce to toss together this pretty pasta dish. The effortless entree includes fresh shrimp and colorful veggies for ectra eye appeal.
Tender scallops and crunchy cashews star at dinnertime tonight! This recipe calls for sea scallops, which are about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. You could also use their sweeter, smaller relative, the bay scallop. —Joe Hable of Madison, Wisconsin