My sister, who has always had a knack for tossing spices and ingredients together, introduced this pork tenderloin dish to our family at a barbecue she hosted. She worked at the ingredients until she came up with a recipe she could share with all of us. It's a healthy alternative to steak, easy to prepare, and can be made ahead of time. —Lisa Peters, Dewitt, New York
Simple to prepare but full of flavor, these tuna steaks have a slight sweetness, thanks to the delicious balsamic glaze. Ready in minutes, they're perfect for hectic days.
Lake Villa, Illinois
I was born in 1936 to a family of eight. Much of our food came from our garden and the henhouse at the back of our city lot. Mother served fried chicken every Sunday, but sometimes she surprised us with this creation. No arguments then as to who got what piece of chicken! —Donald Laugherty, Connellsville, Pennsylvania
My version of Chicken Cordon Bleu uses broccolini in the filling and panko for crunch. Broccolini looks like small broccoli, but we think it's a little sweeter and more tender. —Cher Schwartz, Ellisville, Missouri
"I received this wonderful recipe from a friend at church," says Candace Black of Durham, North Carolina. A light breading seals in the juices of tender chicken breasts, making them special enough to serve company. Sliced almonds top off the eye-catching entree.
“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
I served this at my son's graduation party and kept it warm in a slow cooker after roasting it in the oven. The pork is great by itself or piled high on rolls. Or use it to make BBQ pizza. —Michelle Gauer, Spicer, Minnesota