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
"I found the recipe for this stovetop goulash several years ago in an old cookbook," reports Phyllis Pollock of Erie, Pennsylvania. "It really his the spot with warm home-baked bread from the bread machine and a dish of cold applesauce."
In Plantation, Florida, Dave Bremstone rubs catfish fillets with a pleasant mixture of seasonings before cooking them quickly on the grill. The moist fish gets plenty of flavor when served with a spicy sauce and fresh lemon wedges.
"This moist tender pork is seasoned with a wonderful herb and lemon rub I created," says Carol Birkemeier of Nashville, Indiana. "Even my husband, who is a chef, thinks this dish is special enough for company."
Garlic and basil add fresh flavor to the light sauce that coats this colorful combination of firm shrimp, bright pepper chunks and tender pasta. It's a fast favorite that tastes like you fussed. —Cathy Carroll of Grayson, Louisiana
I really appreciate how easy it is to prepare these juicy pork chops. Marinating them overnight seasons them wonderfully. They're sure to be requested often by family and friends.
—Janice Mitchell of Aurora, Colorado
I've been making this low-fat meal for my family for years now, and it's always well received. With asparagus, tomato, pasta and chunks of ham, it's a tempting blend of tastes and textures. —Rhonda Zavodny of David City, Nebraska
When we moved from Santa Barbara, California to Alaska 25 years ago, my friends gave me copies of all their special Mexican recipes. This easy-to-assemble entree remains one of our favorites. —Eileen Becker of Homer, Alaska
These yummy stuffed pasta shells will make any luncheon special, assures Wendy Lee Guerin of Fridley, Minnesota. "I experimented with various cheeses, herbs and spices until I found that just-right blend. Try adding chopped walnuts for extra protein and a little crunch."
Sauced-up sausage, tomatoes, green pepper and onion accompany two kinds of beams in this warm main dish from Gloria Slater of Seaford, Delaware. Serve hearty helpings with a salad and rolls for a filling supper.
Ground turkey in this recipe lovers the fat while spinach gives the meat loaf even more nutritional value. The spinach also helps keep the texture moist...and the green flecks add such pretty color to the slices.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin