During chilly months, I fix this jambalaya at least once a month. It’s so easy…just chop the vegetables, dump everything in the slow cooker and forget it! Even my sons, who are picky about spicy things, like this dish.—Cindi Coss, Coppell, Texas
You’ll feel like Ratatouille’s great chef, Remy, when you serve this veggie-packed dish party guests will rave about. Don’t let the ingredient list fool you: Pantry staples and an easy-cook method make this one a cinch. —Janine Freeman, Blaine, Washington
This is a very special and savory way to prepare a boneless beef rib roast. Gravy made from the drippings is exceptional. You can also use a ribeye roast with excellent results. — Evelyn Gebhardt, Kasilof, Alaska
I found this basic recipe in a package of chicken breasts purchased from the grocery store. I made changes because my husband and I like more sauce than the original recipe provided. For company, this dish can easily be doubled.
-Wandalean Reagan, Baltimore, Maryland
As a busy mom, I love my slow cooker meals! Beef tips remind me of a childhood favorite. I cook them with mushrooms and red wine, then serve over brown rice, noodles or mashed potatoes. —Amy Lents, Grand Forks, North Dakota
My husband likes to order a particular chicken entree at a local restaurant, so I created a lighter version he can enjoy at home. The sun-dried tomatoes are wonderful combined with the goat cheese. We serve it with a green salad and Italian bread. —Anna Rhyne of Anderson, South Carolina
Spicing up dinnertime at her house in Lockney, Texas is a snap for Stacy Nutt when she bakes this zippy chicken dish. The mix of chili powder, jalapeno and cayenne pepper perks up the poultry perfectly. "I serve it over couscous—tiny pasta grains. But you could also use rice, other pasta or potatoes," she notes.
“This recipe from my son is one of our most popular family meals,” writes Shirley Lough from Northglenn, Colorado. The speedy chicken and artichoke combination is easy, but elegant enough for company and perfect for last-minute guests.
"This speedy recipe has been in my family for as long as I can remember," shares Betty Bernat of Littleton, New Hampshire. "Because it relies on pantry staples, it's easy to make when you can't decide what to fix for dinner," At 48 cents a serving, it's economical besides."