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For our must-have meal, we roast chicken using bone-in, skin-on thighs. This version without skin and bones has a zesty rub of turmeric, paprika and chili powder. —Bill Staley, Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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Fish & Vegetable Packets

Fish & Vegetable Packets

Fish & Vegetable Packets

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

Rosemary-Lemon Chicken Thighs

Rosemary-Lemon Chicken Thighs

Rosemary-Lemon Chicken Thighs

A cooking show inspired me to create this lemony chicken. Ask your butcher to remove the bones from chicken thighs but leave the skin intact. —Jennifer Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California

Beef Brisket in Beer

Beef Brisket in Beer

Beef Brisket in Beer

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.
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Colorful Chicken Pizza

Colorful Chicken Pizza

Colorful Chicken Pizza

“I threw Colorful Chicken Pizza together on a hot summer night when I needed something quick to satisfy my fiancé and me,” writes Kelli Stone of Boise, Idaho. “It was an experiment with ingredients I had in the kitchen.” Without a doubt, her attempt was a smashing success.

Smoked Turkey Sausage Pizza

Smoked Turkey Sausage Pizza

Smoked Turkey Sausage Pizza

Turkey sausage gives this easy, cheesy classic smoky flavor. It's so simple, you can fix it any weeknight. —Ruth Ann Bott, Lake Wales, Florida

Spinach-Stuffed Steak

Spinach-Stuffed Steak

Spinach-Stuffed Steak

A succulent mixture of spinach, peppers and sunflower kernels gives extra-special flavor to these steak slices from Jetta Kaune of Ft. Huachuca, Arizona. "When I have time, I roast my own sweet peppers for the filling," she notes.

Pretzel-Crusted Catfish

Pretzel-Crusted Catfish

Pretzel-Crusted Catfish

I'm not a big fish lover, so any concoction that has me loving fish is a "keeper" in my books. This combination of flavors just works for me. It's wonderful served with a nice buttery herb rice pilaf and corn muffins with butter and honey! —Kelly Williams, Forked River, New Jersey

Saucy Chicken and Florets

Saucy Chicken and Florets

Saucy Chicken and Florets

“Sometimes I make this simple dish lighter by using reduced-fat sour cream and cream of mushroom soup. For variety, try another veggie mix," writes Ruth Stallings from Spokane, Washington.

Sausage Marinara Sauce

Sausage Marinara Sauce

Sausage Marinara Sauce

Not only does this sauce freeze well, but it's a family favorite. I like to keep a few batches in the freezer. Then I simply cook the pasta, reheat the sauce and dinner is ready.—Christi Gillentine, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Sesame Ginger Beef Stir-Fry

Sesame Ginger Beef Stir-Fry

Sesame Ginger Beef Stir-Fry

”This quick stir-fry is so colorful and tasty,” reports Linda Murray of Allenstown, New Hampshire. TIP: “Vary the recipe by substituting chicken or other vegetables you have on hand,” Linda suggests. “The quickest version uses prepared veggies from our grocery store's salad bar.”

Pork Chops Monterey

Pork Chops Monterey

Pork Chops Monterey

Topped with onions and a sweet, tangy sauce that is sure to wow dinner guests, these chops are moist and tender. “I often get requests for the recipe after they taste it,” says Robyn Herz of Overland Park, Kansas.
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