My husband and own and operate a busy farm. There are days when there's just no time left for cooking! It's really nice to be able to come into the house at night and smell this wonderful dinner simmering. —Aggie Arnold-Norman, Liberty, Pennsylvania
Cubes of chicken and chunks of smoked turkey kielbasa, plus plenty of herbs and veggies, make this a hearty stir-fry. I sometimes top off servings with shredded mozzarella cheese and minced basil and parsley.
—Sharon Clemens of Groveland, Illinois
A smooth delicate cream sauce gives special taste to these tender chicken breasts accompanied by sweet pearl onions and sauteed mushrooms. This dish is so rich tasting, you'll want to serve it to company.
—Margaret Haugh Heilman, Houston, Texas
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
This stew looks as terrific as it tastes! Flavored with a variety of herbs and chockfull of vegetables, this recipe lists salt as an option, making it ideal for family members and friends who must restrict sodium.
—Marlene Severson, Everson, Washington
For an entree with Italian flair, try these tender chicken breasts simmered in a nicely seasoned tomato sauce. The sauce has chunks of green pepper and mushrooms, and gets a little zip from balsamic vinegar and red pepper flakes.
We’ve all heard that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so when I plan a romantic dinner, this is one dish I like to serve. It’s easy on the budget and turns out perfectly for two. —Shari Neff, Takoma Park, Maryland