In the past few years, I’ve been trying to incorporate more whole grains in our dinners. Bulgur is one of my favorite grains to work with because of its quick cooking time. Besides being high in fiber and rich in minerals, it has a mild, nutty flavor that my kids enjoy. —Maria Vasseur, Valencia, California
Taco seasoning mix adds fast flavor to this speedy skillet dish from Leota Shaffer. "It's so easy to make that I fix it frequently," says the Sterling, Virginia cook. "All I need is salad and dessert, and the meal is ready."
This is the perfect recipe when you're hungry for a dish with Mexican flavor and want to use turkey. These roll-ups are fun and so tasty, even kids like them. It's a different use for leftover turkey.
—Marlene Muckenhirn, Delano, Minnesota
"This recipe was given to me 25 years ago and remains a family favorite. It's a simple dish with a great twist on traditional spaghetti. By cooking everything in one pot it saves time on prep and clean up."
– Susan Spence, Lawrenceville, Virginia
My husband doesn't care much for garlic, so I use elephant garlic, which is milder. He never mentions the garlic being too strong in this recipe, so we're both satisfied with the results. --Delia Kennedy of Deer Park, Washington
Italian sausage gives zest to the rice filling in these tender peppers Judy Earl has prepared often over the years. "When I married in 1970, slow cookers were the rage," writes the Sarasota, Florida cook. "In our home, it's one appliance that's never gone out of style."
I'm always looking for recipes that are big on taste, but quick and easy to prepare, with little clean up. This one has it all. It's my son's favorite recipe and he requests it whenever he comes home to visit. I often double the recipe so that we have leftovers for the next day's lunches. —Michele Orthner, Edmonton, Alberta
"Flavored with a little of wine, these moist patties taste like they came from an artsy restaurant," promises Hutchinson, Minnesota's Sharon Spethman. "They're a great way to work a few additional vegetables into a backyard barbecue."