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
This all-in-one dinner featuring fresh veggies and tender pork is a family favorite, says Marjorie Frazier of Summerville, South Carolina. "Serving it with pasta is a bit different," she adds. "My granddaughter regularly asks for 'vegetable spaghetti'."
I was hungry for something different, so I gave my Italian-style lasagna a Mexican accent. It's packed with tempting seasonings, and the cheese, and green onions and ripe olives make an attractive topping.
—Sheree Swistun of Winnipeg, Manitoba
One bite of tender chicken in a crunchy golden coating explains why I give this recipe such a workout. Besides serving it at home for the two of us, I make a big batch for our senior group at church.
—Essie Malatt of Converse, Indiana
This turkey-based entree is a tasty change from traditional spaghetti. Its saucy goodness really comes through when it's reheated on nights my husband and two active schoolboys need to eat in shifts.
—Anita Cunningham of Blaine, Washington
When I'm in the mood for Chinese food, I turn to this snappy recipe. The colorful nutty dish is sure to stir your creativity...substitute broccoli for the asparagus or add carrots and mushrooms.
—Christine Sherrill of Herndon, Virginia
My husband is a big asparagus fan, so I had to try this recipe. It's a mainstay when I want something unusual but simple for guests. For variety, you can leave off the sauce and serve the bundles chilled for lunch.
—Donna Lohnes of Wooster, Ohio
Chock-full of fresh flavor, these scrumptious snacks are perfect to pack for a picnic or ball game. When I'm pressed for time, I prepare the dough for the flaky golden rolls in my bread machine. —Amy Davis of Folsom, New Mexico