My mom immigrated from the Philippines, so we would often eat Filipino Pancit, a well-known noodle dish. I took her version and added my own touches to make it easier and a little healthier. —Jasmin Baron, Livonia, New York
This delicious dish from field editor Cassandra Corridon of Frederick, Maryland is chockfull of crisp-tender vegetables that are delicately seasoned with garlic, cheese and chicken broth. You can serve it either as a colorful side dish or a meatless main course.
"We raise spaghetti squash in our garden, and I enjoy coming up with different ways to use it," writes Wanda Ivan of Salina, Kansas. "We like the colorful mix of tomatoes, carrot, broccoli and snow peas in this microwave dish."
From Phoenix, Arizona, Kay Bergeron reports, "One of the things my husband and I share is a love of Asian food. At the end of the week, I go through the fridge, looking for leftover vegetables and meats to use in my "leftovers chow mein'. If I have leftover spaghetti noodles, I use them to make these stir-fried noodles. Otherwise, I just cook up a fresh pot.
When my children were growing up, I had difficulty getting them to eat green vegetables. This recipe changed their minds. They liked the crisp-tender pea pods and tasty sauce.—Pam Rahmer, Phillips, Wisconsin