Effortless Egg Rolls
These Effortless Egg Rolls are so easy, you'll wonder why you haven't been making them all along! Look for a good dipping sauce in the Asian aisle at your supermarket.
—Angel Randol, Apple Valley, California
Shrimp and Pineapple Fried Rice
Pineapple chunks give fried rice a tropical twist, while shrimp and cashews turn this simple Shrimp and Pineapple Fried Rice into a restaurant-quality meal everyone will love.
—Lynne Van Wagenen, Salt Lake City, Utah
Sweet and Sour Chicken
I first tasted this yummy Sweet and Sour Chicken dish at our friends' home. I immediately asked for the recipe, and we've enjoyed it ever since. But we call it "favorite chicken" at our house!
—Lori Burtenshaw, Terreton, Idaho
Cashew Beef Stir-Fry
Expect requests for seconds of this quick Cashew Beef Stir-Fry recipe made with easy-to-find ingredients. It's delicious!
—Rhonda Ragen, Naples, Florida
Our home is often filled with family and friends, so I'm always cooking up something. I created this Fortune Cookies recipe when I was looking for a treat to surprise my husband.
—Susan Bettinger, Battle Creek, Michigan
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In the summertime, I love to make this zippy Mexican Salsa with fresh tomatoes and peppers from my garden. I even have a special pan for roasting the peppers.
—Roger Stenman, Batavia, Illinois
A popular appetizer, these homemade Pork Taquitos are so much better than the frozen ones in the supermarket. If you want a little more punch to the filling, adjust the seasonings to suit your taste.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Baked Chicken Chimichangas
I developed this quick and easy [Baked Chicken Chimichangas recipe through trial and error. I used to garnish with sour cream, too, but eliminated it in order to lighten the recipe. My friends all love it when I cook these, and they're much healthier than fried chimichangas.
—Rickey Madden, Clinton, South Carolina
Fantastic Beef Fajitas
This Fantastic Beef Fajitas recipe is a favorite evening meal for me because it fixes up quick. It would be a good one for entertaining, too—the avocados add a nice dash of color.
—Marla Brenneman, Goshen, Indiana
Light, crispy pastry puffs, Sopaipillas are a sweet way to round out a spicy meal. They make a nice winter dessert served warm and topped with honey or sugar.
—Mary Anne McWhirter, Pearland, Texas
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My daughter came up with this Pesto Bruschetta recipe and I'm asked for a copy of it every time I make it. It's easy to switch up the flavor by using different types of pesto.
—Shirley Dickstein, Parma, Idaho
Garlic Lover's Meatballs and Sauce
This dish is a staple in our part of the country. My daughter Amber and I invented our version after eating at an Italian restaurant in St. Louis. We came pretty close to copying that dish, but added our own little twist to Garlic Lover's Meatballs and Sauce.
—Toni Holcomb, Rogersville, Missouri
Some good friends fixed Pork Marsala for us once and it has been a favorite ever since! It's the perfect pair with a loaf of crusty garlic bread.
—Connie Miller, Olathe, Kansas
My family first tasted this rich, Traditional Lasagna at a friend's home. It's requested often by my sister's Italian in-laws—I consider that the highest compliment!
—Lorri Foockle, Granville, Illinois
This variation of the popular Italian dessert is so easy to assemble. This Tiramisu recipe is convenient, too, since you can make it the day before your dinner party or potluck.
—Linda Finn, Louisville, Mississippi
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All-American Bacon Cheeseburgers
Where can you get a juicy bacon cheeseburger for under a buck-fifty? You've come to the right place with this All-American Bacon Cheeseburgers recipe!
—Jackie Burns, Silverdale, Washington
Tender Chicken Nuggets
Four ingredients are all it takes to create these moist golden bites that are healthier than fast food. I serve Tender Chicken Nuggets with ranch dressing and barbecue sauce for dipping.
—Lynne Hahn, Winchester, California
Loaded Waffle Fries
Make most any meal better with these Loaded Waffle Fries, topped with a savory blend of cheese, scallions and bacon. I copied this family favorite recipe from a local restaurant and it's great with hot dogs, burgers or by itself.
—Jeffrey Viccone, Decatur, Illinois
Cindy's Chocolate Chip Cookies
My husband and two sons try other chocolate chip cookies and tell me there's no comparison with mine. And my husband doesn't even like chocolate! Cindy's Chocolate Chip Cookies are nice and crisp, but be sure to not overbake them.
—Cindy Utter, Jacksonville, Illinois
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