Her family of fishermen keeps Perlene Hoekema of Lynden, Washington supplied with the star ingredient for this well-loved recipe. "Often we catch enough to share and sometimes send some of our delicious Northwest salmon to Michigan for my sister to enjoy," Perlene relates.
"By keeping a few of these tender well-stuffed crepes in the freezer, I can easily reheat them when vegetarian friends stop by unexpectedly," writes Patricia Moyer of Island, Pond, Vermont. "Plus, they're a great way to use up extra zucchini."
My mom made this stew when I was young, and it was always a hit. Since it's not time-consuming to make I can fix it on a weekend for our children, who love the tender dumplings. Becky Mohr of Appleton, Wisconsin
If your head is swimming with the idea of setting this savory main dish in front of your hungry bunch, but you'd like a lighter version, try this version of the dish.Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
Susan Garoutte of Georgetown, Texas serves this popular German entree with potato pancakes and vegetables. Crushed gingersnaps, lemon and vinegar give the marinated slow-cooked beef an gravy their appetizing sweet-sour flavor.
It's hard to find recipes that have enough flavor to satisfy my husband without overwhelming our kids. This Southwestern take on pork tenderloin earned a thumbs-up from them all!
Margaret Steele of North Vancouver, British Columbia
These flaky fish fillets from Pix Stidham of Exeter, California get plenty of fresh flavor from onions and tomato, plus a little zip from cayenne pepper. "This recipe is particular favorite of my family's" Pix notes. "The fish doesn't get dry...it's moist and delicious."
"My husband and I own and operate a 160-Holstein dairy in western Washington," writes Julie DeRuwe of Olympia. "He commutes one way to the dairy, and I drive the other way to my job in Kent. Even with our busy schedules, we still find time to share our favorite hobbyvegetable gardening. We enjoy our bounty year-round in dishes like this delicious stir-fry."
Folks who enjoy dark meat will appreciate this treatment for turkey thighs. An oven bag keeps them nice and moist during baking. Little bits of vegetables add taste and texture to the flavorful gravy.Loretta Paulus, Venice, Florida