After plates are scraped clean, this stellar meal keeps on giving. Use the chicken bones to make your own stock, and freeze the remaining chipotle peppers and sauce for a smoky Sunday chili. — Nancy Brown, Dahinda, Illinois
When I was living in California, I tasted this rich cheesy pasta dish at a neighborhood Italian restaurant. I got the recipe and made a few changes to it in my own kitchen. I'm happy to share it with you. —Lori Mecca, Grants Pass, Oregon
My mother, who claims she can detect venison in any recipe, didn't have a clue it was in this tender meat loaf until we told her after dinner. She raved about this flavorful main dish the entire time she was eating it!
-Liz Gilchrist, Bolton, Ontario
Low-Fat Fettuccine has a delightful combination of noodles, ham, cheese and vegetables in a creamy sauce. "This family favorite takes just minutes to prepare," says Andrea Buchmann of Orlando, Florida, who shares this recipe.
If you're looking for a change from traditional pizza crust, try this whole wheat version from Kathryn Maxson of Mountlake Terrace, Washington. Covered with your choice of pizza toppings, the homemade crust is thick, tender and tasty.
"My family loves sausage, but I wanted to reduce the fat and calories," confides Linda Murray of Allenstown, New Hampshire. "This version, which uses ground turkey, is nicely spiced with garlic, sage, allspice, thyme and cayenne pepper."
Generous servings of this pretty pasta toss from Beverly Little of Marietta, Georgia are sure to fill up your family. Broccoli, peppers, squash and more provide the lively color. "Add a pinch of Parmesan cheese before serving," she recommends.
Her family of fishermen keeps Perlene Hoekema of Lynden, Washington supplied with the star ingredient for this well-loved recipe. "Often we catch enough to share and sometimes send some of our delicious Northwest salmon to Michigan for my sister to enjoy," Perlene relates.
"I'd prepared old favorites for 30 years when the latest emphasis on health-conscious cooking led me to find new recipes, like this mouthwatering way to serve fish."—Sally Roberts, Port St. Lucie, Florida.
"A friend who lives in Florida shared the recipe for this flavorful stew that's seasoned with chili powder and orange juice concentrate," informs Carolyn Hayes of Marion, Illinois. "My husband really enjoys it, so I make it often."