"I'm a new mom, and my schedule if very dependent upon our young son," relates Caroline Sperry from Shelby, Michigan. "So I like meals that can be ready in as little time as possible. This all-in-one stir-fry with a hint of sweetness from honey is a big time-saver."
As appetizing to the eye as it is to the palate, this stovetop specialty features lots of vegetables, beef and crunchy cashews. "A local restaurant once handed out asparagus recipes, including this one," Joyce Huebner writes from Marinette, Wisconsin.
From Bathurst, New Brunswick, Eva Doucet shares this sweet-and-sour entree that combines tender pork, tangy pineapple, crunchy water chestnuts and colorful pepper strips. "It has superb flavor, and friends love it," she writes.
Served as an entree over hot cooked rice, these delicious drummettes have plenty of personality—with sweet red pepper for color, red pepper flakes for zip and peanuts for crunch. They're quick and easy to fix, too.
-Kathleen Evans, Lacey, Washington
Marinating this turkey breast overnight gives it great flavor and a juicy tenderness. "This is the best turkey you will ever eat," assures Marvin Hayes from Delano, Minnesota. Leftovers-if there are any-taste terrific in the two delicious dishes that follow.
When people try this dish, they ask for the recipe, just as I did when I first tasted it at the home of the church friend. Coated with a delicious lemon sauce, this simple skillet dish is sure to satisfy on the busiest of nights. It a great way to use leftover turkey.—May Evans, Corinth, Kentucky
Turkey teams up temptingly with pretty green peas and crunchy water chestnuts in this yummy casserole from Beth Struble of Bryan, Ohio. Its creamy sauce combined with melted cheese and a golden crouton topping is sure to win you compliments.
"My husband and I own and operate a 160-Holstein dairy in western Washington," writes Julie DeRuwe of Olympia. "He commutes one way to the dairy, and I drive the other way to my job in Kent. Even with our busy schedules, we still find time to share our favorite hobby—vegetable gardening. We enjoy our bounty year-round in dishes like this delicious stir-fry."
Scallops add interest to this mild tomato-based stovetop supper from Stephany Gocobachi of Novato, California. Try serving the saucy mixture over rice or angel hair pasta...and garnish with cilantro if you like, suggests Stephany.
From Phoenix, Arizona, Kay Bergeron reports, "One of the things my husband and I share is a love of Asian food. At the end of the week, I go through the fridge, looking for leftover vegetables and meats to use in my "leftovers chow mein'. If I have leftover spaghetti noodles, I use them to make these stir-fried noodles. Otherwise, I just cook up a fresh pot.