My great-grandmother started the Italian meatball tradition in our family. We use ground beef and turkey, and the flavor’s so good, you won’t miss the extra calories. —Audrey Colantino, Winchester, Massachusetts
Moist and seasoned with ginger, Caribbean jerk spices and jalapeno pepper, this simple grilled entrée is more tangy than hot and spicy. It's wonderful for backyard barbecues. Diane Halferty - Corpus Christi, Texas
As a college student, I go for stick-to-your-ribs foods that are also easy on the budget. Here's one that fits the bill. I like to bake this casserole for friends' birthdays. —Stephanie Denning, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
“Here is a recipe I made up one night when I came home from work with no plan for supper,“ writes Patricia Weller from Emmitsburg, Maryland. “My kids really loved it and we’ve had it many times since.“ TIP: Iced tea and a side salad or garlic bread rounds out this hearty meal-on-the-double.
I came up with this lasagna recipe when spaghetti squash was on sale at the supermarket, and it was a hit with all my friends. I used ground turkey because I'm trying to cook healthier. —Nancy Beall, Colorado Springs, Colorado