Every since my husband and I began growing apricots more than 30 years ago, collecting recipes featuring that elegant fruit has been a favorite hobby.—Elegant Apricot Specialty Foods, Jo and Joe Martin, Patterson, California
We love eating ethnic foods, especially Asian dishes. This chicken stir-fry is my family's favorite! The cashews add crunch and a sweet, nutty flavor, and the tasty sauce adds richness to garden-fresh carrots and broccoli.
—Ena Quiggle, Goodhue, Minnesota
I hate to fall into a mealtime rut, so I'm always trying something new. This chicken is a wonderful dish when there's only tow at the table. Bacon, soy sauce and spices add lively flavor.—Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas
I light lighter fare better than my husband and children, so I often make a single-serving dish for myself and something else for the rest of the family. This is a favorite. —Becky Bolte, Jewell, Kansas
I give all the credit for my love of cooking and baking to my mother, grandmother and mother-in-law. That trio inspired delicious dishes like this hearty skillet dinner. When we get a taste for stir-fry, this dish really hits the spot.
-Helen Carpenter, Albuquerque, New Mexico
After my sister moved away to the university, I used to visit her on weekends. She often made this wonderful and tangy pork dish. Now, every time I make it for my family, it reminds me of those special visits. Everyone who tries it loves it.
-Cherry Williams, St. Albert, Alberta
These drumsticks get their great flavor and golden color from the tasty, easy-to-prepare marinade. During hurried work weeks, it's convenient to marinate the chicken overnight and then bake it the next day.—Jean Clark, Albion, Maine
When these flavorful skewered steaks are sizzling on the grill, the aroma makes everyone around stop what they're doing and come to see what's cooking. The tasty marinade is easy to make, and these little steaks are quick to cook and fun to eat.
-Jeri Dobrowski, Beach, North Dakota
Here's a tasty way to prepare turkey anytime of year. My family loves the tender turkey strips, colorful vegetables and crunchy cashews. You don't always have to fix the whole bird to enjoy the wonderful taste of turkey.
—Julianne Johnson, Grove City, Minnesota
I originally tried this recipe because I love rice and chicken. I made a few changes to suit my tastes, and was pleased with how it looks and the short time needed to prepare it. —Lori Schlecht, Wimbledon, North Dakota