Doris Nehoda writes from Coos Bay, Oregon, "My husband must eat a very low-fat diet, so I'm always experimenting to find thins that will agree with his stomach, too. This easy economical recipe makes two generous servings. Sometimes I substitute chicken, or a different pasta or vegetable."
This turkey chili easily turns into a vegetarian dish by leaving out the meat or replacing it with soy crumbles. A topping of goat cheese makes this full-flavored chili stand out from others. —Patricia Burk, North Canton, Ohio
This recipe was handed down from my grandmother, who was a Danish caterer. My 100% Italian husband has come to expect this on a chilly evening as it now only warms the body but warms the heart as well.
—Karen Sue Garback-Pristera
Albany, New York
This colorful soup is a delight to serve the day after Thanksgiving. Best of all, it comes together in the slow cooker, allowing you some time to get a head start on your holiday shopping. —Holly Bauer, West Bend, Wisconsin
I made up this recipe myself to take advantage of the abundance of fresh vegetables available in our state. It’s an economical yet hearty main dish that my husband and three children love all year-round.
Spending a little extra time in the kitchen can yield big flavor. With this delicious homemade turkey stock, you’ll be saving about 850 mg of sodium per cup versus store-bought chicken broth. Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen
"You'll love this quick-and-easy way to jazz up a can of soup," comments Laurie Todd of Columbus, Mississippi. Enjoy the comforting results in a snap by using leftover turkey and convenient ramen noodles.