I started making these enchiladas last year during the lent season. It allows my family to observe lent and still enjoy Mexican food. When I brought it to school, my coworkers couldn't get enough of it.—Mari Acedo, Chandler, Arizona
Sun-dried tomatoes and curry take center stage in this pasta dish that's loaded with tender shrimp and crunchy asparagus. "This is one of my husband's favorites for special occasions," notes Shirley Kunde of Rhinelander, Wisconsin. "Guests always enjoy it, too."
From Scribner, Nebraska, Becky Von Segern sends this marvelous main dish that cooks quickly in the microwave yet is special enough to serve to company. "It's a pretty and tasty way to use your spring harvest of asparagus." she assures. "An added bonus is the low calorie count."
You just may make memories with this yummy Lemon Garlic Shrimp, suggests Kristine DeGaetano from Brick, New Jersey. “This was the meal I cooked for my husband on our first date,” she recalls. “To this day, he still remembers that night whenever I cook it for him.”
TIP: If you’re watching your sodium intake, serve over regular long grain or wild rice, rather than a mix.
Tip idea: If you are watching your sodium, serve this over regular long grain or wild rice, not from a mix. From a mix, 1 cup rice is left over. We could give a suggestion for using it.
“This zippy stew is very easy and quick to prepare,” promises Bonnie Marlow of Ottoville, Ohio. “The hardest part is peeling and dicing the potatoes, and even that can be done the night before.” TIP: “Just place the potatoes in water and store them in the refrigerator overnight to speed up assembly the next day,” Bonnie recommends.
"Whenever I cook too much spaghetti, I just pop it in the refrigerator," relates Sharyn Craig from El Cajon, California. "The next time I have leftover veggies, I combine them with the pasta, some sauteed shrimp and a little Parmesan cheese."
"This fast dinner for two is one of my favorites," writes Cindy Preston, who shares a simple way to dress up a boxed pasta mix. "While it's cooking, I toast some garlic bread and warm up some green beans," adds the Benkelman, Nebraska cook.
“This recipe proves you don’t have to sacrifice good taste when you need something fast,” reports Bobby Taylor of Michigan City, Indiana. The nutritious stir-fry features tender shrimp, fresh spinach and a package of convenient frozen vegetables.