Zippy Chicken Corn Chowder
In this full-bodied chowder, corn is complemented by a zesty pepper flavor that you can adjust to suit your family’s palate. Serve it with warm rolls and a salad for a completely satisfying meal on a chilly winter day. —Doris Krise, Edwardsburg, Michigan

Cheesy Beef Taco Dip
For a warm, hearty snack with a bit of a kick, try this recipe. It’s a hit with my family, and guests rave about it, too. Ideal for parties, it makes a big potful. The only "utensil" you’ll need to serve it with is a brimming bowl of tortilla chips. —Carol Smith, Sanford, North Carolina

Hearty Chili Mac
Luckily, this recipe makes a lot, since everyone is apt to want another bowl. It freezes well and makes excellent leftovers—if there is any left. Now that I’m a retired farm wife, I enjoy traveling and volunteering. —Fannie Wehmas, Saxon, Wisconsin

Corn Bread Taco Bake
The corn bread and beef bake together in the same casserole dish, making this entree convenient. It’s packed with tempting seasonings, and the cheese and onions make an attractive topping. Everyone who tries it likes it. —Vicki Good, Oscoda, Michigan

Texas Turkey Tacos
"My husband and I really enjoy these tacos," says Heidi Mahon Cook of Dallas, Texas. "The turkey filling is so good, we’ve stuffed it into pita bread, mixed it with scrambled eggs—and even stood over the stove and eaten it right out of the pan!"

Shrimp Salsa
"Every time I take this salsa to a party, it’s the first thing to go," details Monique Jacketta of West Bountiful, Utah. She was skeptical when her mother gave her the recipe, but says one taste won her heart!