From Locust Grove, Oklahoma, Linda Foreman suggests this quick steak with sauteed mushrooms and beans and a zesty dipping sauce for cool-weather evenings. To complete the meal, she serves with steak fries, potato salad or pasta and cold beer or wine.
Try a twist on traditional meatloaf with this chicken version that begins in the food processor. Here, ketchup is replaced with an easy mushroom sauce for a more upscale topping. —Keri Schofield Lawson, Brea, California
Tart cherries and earthy mushrooms come together in a savory stuffing for pork tenderloin. The sauce—prepared with port wine and balsamic vinegar—makes every bite even better.—Linda Monach, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Browned chicken gets a pleasant flavor boost from a creamy white sauce featuring chives and mushrooms and makes a lovely presentation when served over white or wild rice. The recipe from field editor Becky Baird of Salt Lake City, Utah is easy to prepare, too.
"THIS IS my favorite of Auntie Ann's dishes, and one that I enjoy making, too! Only difference is, my aunt likes to serve it cold, as relish, and I prefer to serve it warm. On a piece of garlic toast, it makes a wonderful appetizer!"
Fresh basil (which is available in grocery stores year round) lends terrific flavor to these tasty chicken rolls. As the fantastic finishing touch, toss the pasta with purchased or homemade pesto just before serving.
—Pat Stevens, Granbury, Texas
I have three small children and I'm always trying new meat loaf recipes. This recipe is something I developed, and it's one of the first meat loaves that my kids really went for. See if your kids like it, too!
“Here's a simple recipe for lettuce wraps that's a nutritious option for a luncheon or dinner party,” says Mary Beth Vultee, Ocean Beach, North Carolina. For fun, serve the filling on a platter with lettuce leaves on the side, and let your guests wrap their own.
I like to prepare foods I can eat for more than one meal or freeze and eat later so I don't have to cook a lot during the week. This recipe is one of my favorite creations.—Bryan Cornett, Duluth, Georgia