We grow herbs and vegetables in our garden, so I incorporate them into recipes whenever possible. This creation has tender turkey and mushrooms, onions and green pepper covered in a zippy tomato sauce. It's become a real favorite among our family and friends.
-Zita Wilensky, N. Miami Beach, Florida
My mother cooked with barley a lot, so when I found this recipe for stuffed peppers, I know it would be great. I just made a few changes to suit our tastes, and now it's a weekday dinner standby.—Rosella Peters, Gull Lake, Saskatchewan
This rich, hearty beef stew has a garden full of flavor with vegetables like cabbage, rutabaga and carrots. Mom knew this main dish is one that would suit us 11 kids. When we were all home, she'd throw in extra vegetables to stretch it.
-Anne Heinonen, Howell, Michigan
For a change-of-pace dinner menu, I pull out this sensational bratwurst recipe. The caraway and other seasonings give this meaty main dish wonderful old-world flair. My husband thinks it's terrific.
-Robin Huber, Calgary, Alberta
I came up with this "short-cut" lasagna one day when the dinner hour was fast approaching and all I had in the freezer was some frozen ravioli. Now I make it often, and my husband and son devour it.
-Anne Plesmid, Sagamore Hills, Ohio
Everyone in my family hunts, so we have an abundance of game. This recipe also works well with wild turkey or grouse and even with chicken if you prefer. I love to make this dish on special occasions and for guests.
Smoked turkey sausage is a wonderful change of pace from traditional Italian sausage and ground beef sausage. And with fresh peppers and onion, this dish is not only quick, but economical.—Ginger Harrell, El Dorado, Arkansas
My family loves this spicy tomato dish. I came up with the recipe about 25 years ago, after eating a similar dish on vacation in New Mexico. I came home and tried to duplicate it from memory, with delicious results!
My husband and our four children like pancakes, and I appreciate quick suppers...so I gave this recipe a try when I saw it. The addition of turkey turns golden side-dish potato pancakes into a simple main dish we all savor.
-Kathy Duerr, Fulda, Minnesota