Shrimp and pasta blend beautifully with the herbs, salsa and three kinds of cheese in this hearty layered casserole. The shrimp make this dish special enough for a guests, but your family is sure to enjoy it, too.
Elm Grove, Wisconsin
This flavorful entree is well-seasoned with an herb rub of basil, garlic, rosemary and thyme. Tender slices of meat are served with a refreshing salsa that will have eve non-lamb lovers licking their lips.
I made this dish for my fiance once...and he absolutely loved it. Now that we're married, I prepare it for our dinner guests. Everyone likes it, and no one guesses they're eating "healthy".
—Amy VanGuilder Dik of Minneapolis, Minnesota
This is a terrific recipe for anyone who cooks for one or two people. Plus, it can easily be doubled to feed more. It is perfect for fast-paced weekdays and makes a complete meal when served with buttered beans and rolls.
-Luke Armstead, Oregon City, Oregon
This dressed-up seafood entree from Judy Farrar makes a tasty impression on family and friends. "Nicely spiced shrimp, tomatoes and spinach top off the saucy fettuccine," she notes from Richmond, Virginia. "It's great with crusty bread and a salad,"
This satisfying stew from Lois Glezer of Standish, Maine is chock-full of potatoes, turnips, carrots and lamb. Served with Irish soda bread, it makes a hearty St. Patrick's Day meal. —Lois Gelzer, Standish, Maine
Pita bread is the crust for these single-serving pizzas that get Mediterranean flair from olives, spinach and feta cheese. Breadsticks and a wedge of iceberg lettuce drizzled with salad dressing (pictured above right) make fine pizza partners. Or serve an appetizer of fresh vegetables with dip, then cap off the meal with lemon Italian ice.
I first started cooking in college and have continued to do so ever since. Grilling is what I like best, but I bake this rack of lamb in the oven for the best results.—Bob Paffenroth, Brookfield, Wisconsin