I've been loving the subtle spice from curry lately, so I incorporated it into this saucy chicken and rice dish. It's a one-pan meal that's become a go-to dinnertime favorite. —Mary Lou Timpson, Colorado City, AZ
This traditional cooking technique imparts flavor into every bite of your meal, and it requires very little clean-up. I like to serve fish still wrapped in parchment or foil for each person to open. —Jill Anderson, Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
Tired of the same-old, same-old meals for dinner? Try something new tonight with this dish! A sweet and tangy relish of cranberries and pineapple tops these hearty ham steaks, adding lots of flavor and color. Rita Brower - Exeter, CA
Picture this: It’s Monday night, dinner’s done and you have time to put up your feet. A few ingredients, 15 minutes of prep and hands-free bake time make this smarty-pants main dish a busy cook’s ideal midweek meal. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
Pita bread is the crust for these single-serving pizzas that get Mediterranean flair from olives, spinach and feta cheese. Breadsticks and a wedge of iceberg lettuce drizzled with salad dressing (pictured above right) make fine pizza partners. Or serve an appetizer of fresh vegetables with dip, then cap off the meal with lemon Italian ice.
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
One bite of this super tender brisket, and you'll want to curl up with it for the evening! With its pleasant gravy, this entree just asks to be served with a side of mashed potatoes. Eunice Stoen sends the recipe from Decorah, Iowa.
For example, she took the concept for the fast-food chicken snacks her children love and turned out home-cooked Sesame Chicken Strips. "I start with chicken that is partially frozen, because it's easier to cut," Lorri notes. "Then I cover it with an easy crushed cracker coating. A hint of ginger really jazzes up the flavor."
In the kitchen, my husband and I like to use classic ingredients in new ways. I came up with this lasagna one day and haven't made another type since. We love it! —Charlotte Gehle, Brownstown, Michigan
In Easton, Pennsylvania, Margaret Glassic lets this hearty sauce simmer while she mixes up the meatballs. "I've served this pasta dish for 50 years, and people still tell me it's the best they've had," she relates.