"Since I live on a lake and have a husband who's an avid angler, fish tops my list of mealtime ingredients," shares Evelyn Eyermann of Cuba, Missouri. Here, she uses delicate fillets as the base for a tempting bake with a mild taco flavor. Kids and adults alike will go for the crunchy tortilla chip topping sprinkled with reduced-fat cheddar cheese.
"As the holidays near, I fix meals that are simple, light and nutritious," writes Sharon /Fleming of Bogota, Colombia. "This is one of our favorites. I keep cut-up veggies in the fridge for snacks...they're handy for tossing into stir-fries like this."
"Chinese food is a big hit with my family, so this stir-fry is popular at our house...especially when I put a little extra bite in it with the red pepper flakes," relates Debby Petersen of Niagara, Wisconsin. To make sure the steak is tender, cut it into thin strips across the grain.
Shannon Talmage of Alexandria, Indiana combines tenter strips of pork with pineapple and sweet peppers in this colorful entree that's not too sweet or too sour. It gets a little zip from red pepper flakes and is sure to perk up any meal.
Featuring a mushroom-tarragon gravy, Kathy Peters’ no-fuss entree is ideal for dinner parties and weeknight suppers alike. “The chicken is elegant and comes together easily,” she writes from North Versailles, Pennsylvania. Perhaps the largest benefit the main course offers, however, is the contribution it lends to a healthy cook’s recipe box. Try it, and you'll surely agree.
Carol Mead of Los Alamos, New Mexico found this recipe years ago in a magazine. "It's an easy company dish, and I can halve it to satisfy a craving for roast chicken without more leftovers than we can ever possibly eat!”
Carol Mead - Los Alamos, New Mexico
"As a busy homemaker with a home-based business, I try to make quick dinners that are healthy for my husband and two young children. I combined two recipes to come up with this family favorite," pens Kathleen Farrell of Rochester, New York.
“Fresh chiles vary greatly in taste and price. A fruity serrano gives this dish authentic Mexican flavor, but jalapenos cost less and are more commonly available. To save time, use canned tomatoes and corn in the salsa.”
Mary Relyea - Canastota, New York
My brother gave me the recipe for this hearty dish we often serve at family gatherings. Men, especially, seem to enjoy it, and it's become one of our special favorites. —Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania