I tried to mimic Jambalaya from my favorite restaurant and it turned out so well my daughter and husband now prefer my recipe and won't order it when we go to the restaurant! —Alexis Van Vulpen, St. Albert, Alberta
This is a quick and easy recipe that is truly delicious. The melt in your mouth flavors and different textures are comforting yet elegant. This is a great make-ahead dish, too. Just assemble, cover and refrigerate, than bake when ready.
We love Hoppin' John, but I wanted to add a healthier version to my holiday cooking repertoire. I developed this new (and faster) version for those of us who need to start the New Year on a healthier note. I like to mix my chopped green onions in with the cooked hot rice before serving. —Debra Keil, Owasso, Oklahoma
My family loves pasta, so I decided to get in the kitchen and come up with my own chicken pasta. This recipe is quick and simple to make, and it tastes so good, they all go back for seconds. I serve it with a tossed salad and garlic bread. —Kim Weishuhn, Pensacola, Florida
“I came up with this lighter version of a restaurant favorite by adding more vegetables and less oil,” writes Trisha Kruse from Eagle, Idaho. “It has lots of zip and a bit of richness from the sprinkling of cheese.”
"I found the recipe for Pepper-Rubbed Red Snapper several years ago while living in Corpus Christie.It's often requested when guests visit and sure comes in handy when the boys come home with a great catch."—Windy Byrd, Sweeny, Texas