On busy days, it's a comfort to know that my family can sit down to dinner minutes after we walk in the door. Double it to wow at a potluck. This recipe works in a slow cooker, too. —Virginia Krites, Cridersville, Ohio
Looking for a heartwarming meal-in-one on a nippy autumn evening? Try this hearty stew from Margaret Peschke in Hadley, New York. Cubed steak makes it quick and economical.
Tip: Combine leftover onion soup mix with 1-1/2 cups sour cream for a tasty dip, or with 3 cups water for soup.
"I received this recipe from my college roommate, and it quickly became one of my favorites,” notes Janet Bischof of Sumter, South Carolina. “Basil gives the meatless pasta sauce just the right taste.”
This rich and creamy pasta dish with three types of seafood comes together in moments. “When I serve this entree to guests, friends say I shouldn’t have worked so hard,” says Renae Rossow of Union, Kentucky. “I never tell them what a breeze it is to assemble.”
Looking to shape up for warm-weather sports and styles? Donna Thompson in Laramie, Wyoming suggests her light, luscious and lemony meal mainstay. “When my husband and I decided to lose some weight, we found this recipe and loved it so much we had it every Tuesday!“ she writes. “Best of all? It’s so easy, he could fix it on nights I was late.“
My husband and I enjoy serving this tasty chicken to company as well as family. It looks like we fussed, but it's really fast and easy to fix. I found the recipe years ago and have made this dish many times. It usually prompts recipe requests.
This colorful entree from Helen Phillips of Horseheads, New York has a lot going for it. It has afresh-from-the-garden taste, it's filling, but not overly high in calories and you can make it ahead of time. Good enough for company, too.k