In the past few years, I’ve been trying to incorporate more whole grains in our dinners. Bulgur is one of my favorite grains to work with because of its quick cooking time. Besides being high in fiber and rich in minerals, it has a mild, nutty flavor that my kids enjoy. —Maria Vasseur, Valencia, California
For a special occasion dinner, I stuff the turkey breast with onion, cloves and and orange before baking it. The results is a wonderful aroma as the turkey is roasting...and great flavor! Removing the skin from the bird from the bird before serving helps trim the fat...and the sweet glaze drizzled over individual slices makes a fantastic alternative to gravy.—Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Everyone loves this tender meat loaf, which is seasoned with a hint sage. It's good for family get-togethers, picnics and Super Bowls parties. You're sure to get rave reviews whenever you serve it.
—Edie DeSpain of Logan, Utah
Apples add sweet-tart flavor and crunch to this lightened-up chicken salad that's lovely mounded on melon rings. Writes Nancy Daugherty from Cortland, Ohio, "Curry powder gives this fruity chicken a unique flavor and golden hue."
"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."
Folks who enjoy dark meat will appreciate this treatment for turkey thighs. An oven bag keeps them nice and moist during baking. Little bits of vegetables add taste and texture to the flavorful gravy.—Loretta Paulus, Venice, Florida
“I found this recipe just about the time I was getting brave about using herbs and rubs to flavor meats,” recalls Karin Woodbury of Ocala, Florida. “My family loved the taste and it's been a favorite ever since.”
With just a few minutes of hands-on work, this tender beef brisket simmers into a delectable entree. “The meat and gravy are great for sandwiches and leftovers the next day,” Noelle LaBrecque relates from Round Rock, Texas.
I enjoy fish very much, and I especially like it fried. But my doctor has said it's a no-no! So this is a very tasty way to prepare fish without adding lots or extra fat and calories. —Anne Powers of Munford, Alabama
“I like my food bursting with flavor, so I love to experiment with all different ethnic recipes. Sweet, tangy barbecue sauce goes well with the heat of the jerk-seasoned marinade in this recipe. Ease of prep plus an appealing presentation make it great for entertaining. And friends always come back for seconds!” —Karen Cambiotti, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
This healthful stir-fry recipe is a family favorite. I've used a variety of meats and apples and sometimes replace the green onion with yellow onion. No matter what tweaks I make, it always tastes great. —Brittany McCloud, Kenyon, MN