When our children were younger, I made this tasty, from-scratch pizza for their birthday parties. Everyone loved it so much there was never any left over. It has a thick, chewy crust plus hearty toppings.
Tender strips of flank steak share the stage with julienned carrot and red pepper, fresh mushrooms and broccoli florets in this full-flavored feast for two. For traditional accompaniments to a stir-fry, consider hot tea and fortune cookies. O serve with fresh cubed fruit and orange sherbet for dessert.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
I tried these kabobs at a friend's barbecue and asked for the recipe. Marinating them overnight really gives the flavor a chance to soak in. They make a tangy light meal served with fruited rice pilaf.
-Marilyn Rodriguez of Fairbanks, Alaska
I created this recipe over years of preparing meals for hunting camps out in the backcountry. Out there, I'd cook it in a Dutch oven over a fire. It satisfies even the biggest eaters, and it's easy to double or triple the recipe.
My sister, Kathy, and I often exchange recipes - I give her my desserts, and she gives me her entrees. This recipe is from her, and it's become a favorite of mine for serving to company. The meat and vegetables can be prepared ahead of time...when the company arrives, I just fire up the grill!
I've been pleasing dinner guests with this delicious pasta dish that was based on one I found in a favorite Italian cookbook. The delicate cream sauce blends well with the colorful and hearty mix of vegetables. I chop the vegetables ahead and later prepare this dish in a snap.—Kerry Kerr McAvoy, Rockford, Michigan
"The most time-consuming thing about this recipe is chopping the vegetables-and that takes just seconds," notes Annette White of Whittier, California. Broccoli, cauliflower and carrots perk up her seafood entree, which goes from oven to table in less than half an hour.
This thick pasta sauce with fresh-from-the-garden flavor is chock-full of peppers, mushrooms, carrots and onion. "It makes a big batch, so you'll have plenty to serve over spaghetti with leftovers for other meals," observes Sue Yaeger from Boone, Iowa.