Warm days are the perfect time to get out the grill. And this tender grilled steak and marinade of teriyaki, ginger and orange from Sandi Poznanski of St. Howard Beach, New York makes a refreshing main course.
A light sweet-and-sour sauce gently coats lean pork and mixed vegetables in this colorful stir-fry. Ginger and garlic give it zip, and pineapple adds a touch of the tropics. —Rebecca Baird, Salt Lake City, Utah
Pepper and nutmeg spice up the rich sauce in this hearty pasta dish from Amy Luce of Mansfield, Texas. “I made this for my husband on our first Valentine’s Day when we were dating,” she says. “It was a big success.”
After we trimmed down Stephanie Bell's original chicken dish, the Kaysville, Utah cook wrote, "My family barely noticed that anything had been changed. Everyone loves this makeover recipe, and now I can serve it without worrying about the fat and cholesterol.”
This easy-to-prepare dish is a favorite with Charlene Cronin's family. "We like the honey-mustard sauce so much, I make a double batch and keep some in the fridge to use as a dressing," she reports from Kenner, Louisiana.
These Southwest Summer Pork Chops get their zesty appeal from a simple combination of herbs and seasonings. We love the seasoning blend on pork, but you can also use it on chicken. It gives foods a terrific taste without added salt. —Sandy Shortt, Cedarville, Ohio
I added potatoes to an Asian family favorite to create well-rounded skillet dish. It's a snap to prepare because the potatoes are prepared in the microwave, plus it is hearty enough to satisfy all the men in our house.—Kristine Marra, Clifton Park, New York
"Teens like assembling these creative kabobs almost as much as they like devouring them," says Dixie Terry of Goreville, Illinois. The whole family is sure to love the sensational Southwestern flavor of this twist on beef shish kabobs.
You'll love the robust taste of these tender chops. They will be as popular at your home as they are at mine. The honey and garlic sauce is so good, I sometimes double it so there's extra for dipping.—Michelle Smith, Eldersburg, Maryland