For a different spin on traditional chili, try this nicely seasoned version with rice, corn and ripe olives. "It's really quick to make, and you'll find everything you need for it in your cupboard," assured Margery Bryan of Royal City, Washington.
"I found this recipe around 10 years ago and added the picante sauce, vegetables and crunchy water chestnuts," says Margaret Morton of Eau Claire, Michigan. "I've used apricot preserves or orange marmalade in place of the peach preserves," she adds.
A sweet glaze made with apricot preserves and barbecue sauce covers these tender chicken chunks served over rice, "This is such an easy tasty recipe," promises Cindy Novak of Antioch, California. "Best of all, our son Ryan loves it."
From Sioux City, Iowa, Kristi Baker shares this simple supper. "My husband and I are both police officers, and after a long workday, I rely on meals that come together easily," she explains. "This hearty hot dish is easy to make and has a tangy twist that even our kids enjoy."
A cozy comforting home-cooked meal doesn't have to take hours to make, writes Linda Humphreys of Buchanan, Michigan. "I've had this recipe for 30 years. Since my kids, grandkids and guests of all ages request it often and it takes only about 30 minutes to make, I have it at least once every other month!"
If you're looking for a way to add zip to dinner, I'd recommend this full-flavored jambalaya. Brimming with rice, sausage and veggies, each bowlful is substantial. Just add bread or salad on the side, and you have a complete meal.