"My daughter loves to cook and especially likes dishes with Mexican flair," reports Donna Hackman of Bedford, Virginia. "She bakes these wonderfully seasoned fish fillets in foil to keep them moist and cut down on cleanup."
Basic ingredients make this hearty stew a favorite at the home of Margery Bryan in Royal City, Washington. "I usually have everything on hand for this recipe, so it's simple to load up the slow cooker at noon. When I get home, dinner's ready and waiting."
"I hate to cook, so I'm always looking for fast and easy recipes like this one," writes Hazel Bates of Clinton, Oklahoma. A sweet sauce coats these firm meatballs that are made with ground turkey for a nice change of pace.
Orange juice and cinnamon lend a pleasant spicy taste to these quick-cooking boneless skinless chicken breasts from Connie Moore of Medway, Ohio. "I frequently serve this unusual combination over rice with broccoli or green beans on the side," she notes.
My husband liked this dish at a restaurant, so we decided to re-create it at home. Guests frequently comment on how appetizing it looks and how great it tastes.—Christy Leonhard, Durham, North Carolina
"When we were first married, I didn't have an oven, so I made this tender turkey in the slow cooker," recalls Myra Innes of Auburn, Kansas. "These days, I rely on this recipe because it frees up the oven to make other dishes for large get-togethers."
"We raise cattle, so beef is a mainstay at our house," reports Carol Dale of Greenville, Texas. "I adapted this traditional dish to leave a lot of the fat behind," she explains. "This lighter version is now a family favorite."
My family first tasted this rich, classic lasagna at a friend's home on Christmas Eve. We were so impressed that it became our own holiday tradition as well. I also prepare it other times of the year. It's requested often by my sister's Italian in-laws—I consider that the highest compliment! —Lorri Foockle, Granville, Illinois
This speedy stovetop entree is special enough to serve company, yet easy enough for everyday. The moist chicken gets wonderful flavor from a sweet sauce made with strawberry jam, dried cranberries and pineapple juice. I like to serve it with rice pilaf, peas, a garden salad and cloverleaf rolls.
-Kathy Rairigh, Milford, Indiana