Bow ties are back in style and back on a heart-healthy menu. Because real Parmigiana-Reggiano cheese has an intense flavor, you can get away with using less, making it idea for healthy cooking. —Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen
"My family loves this zesty salad, and they eat it so fast that it barely has time to chill in the fridge," comments Cynthia Griffith from Danville, Virginia. Tip: Cynthia suggests serving this savory main dish over a bed of fresh torn greens.
Instead of chicken breasts, try cut-up chicken or even browned turkey in her main dish. it's also interesting to try different types of pasta or to substitute rice for the spaghetti.—Carolene Esayenko, Calgary, Alberta
Basil, marjoram and Parmesan cheese nicely season this satisfying main dish from Polly Lynam of Mequon, Wisconsin. "I saute the meat while the pasta is cooking, so it takes just minutes to make," she says. "My family likes it with tender strips of pork, but chicken is an easy alternative."
Combining an Italian pasta and Mexican ingredients created an exceptional dish for Mrs. Larry Phillips from Shreveport, Louisiana. She writes, "This recipe is well-liked even in Cajun Country Louisiana!"
I love the challenge of finding creative new ways to serve foods. So putting peaches in chicken salad seems only natural. My husband and I enjoy this hearty cool salad on hot summer evenings.—Elizabeth Waden, Timmonsville, South Carolina
This recipe is a great way to use the vegetables my husband raises on our farm. It's always well received and is perfect for summer picnics, office luncheons or a light dinner.
Beverly, West Virginia
Dining alone? Try this colorful salad from Mary Lewis of Norman, Oklahoma. Refreshing mandarin oranges and a creamy citrus dressing complement tender cubes of chicken, pasta spirals, veggies and sliced red grapes. Truly, it's an entree in itself!