I learned how to make this dish from friends in Genoa, Italy, where they're known for creating tasty combinations of veggies, pasta and beans. You can sub feta cheese to give this a Greek twist. — Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
Chicken sausage is such a convenient way to add flavor to healthy dishes. If your family doesn't like spicy food, skip the red pepper flakes and use a mild-flavored sausage. —Sharon Ricci, Mendon, New York
Mustard and soy sauce really add flavor to this juicy flank steak from Kristin Roberts of Colorado Springs, Colorado. "With a potato dish, green salad and crusty bread, this is not only my favorite meal but a frequent request of family and friends," she writes.
I work full time but love to make home-cooked meals for my husband and son. It’s a comfort to walk in and smell this simmering roast that I know will be fall-apart tender and delicious. —Gina Jackson, Ogdensburg, New York
A lot of people fish for salmon here on the shore of Lake Michigan, so I've developed quite a few recipes for it, including this one. I love it, and so do my friends and family. When it's out of season, I look for wild-caught fresh Alaskan salmon at the grocery store. —Diane Nemitz, Ludington, Michigan
Two of my favorite foods are bacon and seafood. In this dish, I get them together with white wine, shallots and baby spinach. Serve with bread to soak up the tasty broth. —Deborah Williams, Peoria, Arizona
Begin any meal with savory Sirloin in Wine Sauce from Barbara Kamm of Wilmington, Delaware. “This recipe is a family favorite as well as a great, easy company dish,” says Barbara. The tender sirloin is coated in a hearty mushroom-wine sauce, and is fantastic over pasta.
Olives, onion, dill weed and feta cheese combine in this tangy Greek-inspired topping to boost the flavor of tilapia or your favorite whitefish. I usually complement it with a side of rice. —Jennifer Maslowski, New York City, New York