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Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry

Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry

Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry

This entree tastes wonderful and is pretty enough to serve to company. Most of the preparation can be done in advance. Tender shrimp, colorful sweet peppers and crunchy snow peas give it a variety of interesting textures and flavors. -Irene Lalevee, River Vale, New Jersey

Beefy Barbecue Macaroni

Beefy Barbecue Macaroni

Beefy Barbecue Macaroni

"I developed this dish while visiting a friend," says Mary Cokenour of Monticello, Utah. "She came home late from work and didn't have time to grocery shop. So I threw together this all-in-one skillet dish using pantry staples. Her family was so impressed that now she makes it for them once a week."

Chicken Mushroom Fettuccine

Chicken Mushroom Fettuccine

Chicken Mushroom Fettuccine

I depend on this recipe when I get home late from work and my hungry family wants something delicious for dinner. It's quick, too, because it uses canned chicken and fresh mushrooms that I buy pre-sliced.
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Fried Chicken Coating

Fried Chicken Coating

Fried Chicken Coating

Eileen Frank relies on this made-in-minutes mixture to cook up a down-home chicken dinner. "We think this flavorful coating tastes a lot like the one at a well-known chicken restaurant chain," she writes form Castor, Alberta.

Quick Pork Fried Rice

Quick Pork Fried Rice

Quick Pork Fried Rice

Making use of leftover pork and cooked rice, this delicious take on takeout comes together faster than you can order the No. 5 on the value menu. —Judy Lammers, Columbia, Missouri

Thai Shrimp Linguine

Thai Shrimp Linguine

Thai Shrimp Linguine

"Yum" is what my family says when I serve this. With a squeeze of lime juice and a few sprigs of cilantro added at the end, you'll have a simple meal with complex flavors. —Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania

Zippy Zucchini Pasta

Zippy Zucchini Pasta

Zippy Zucchini Pasta

A colorful combination of zucchini and zippy canned tomatoes is delicious over quick-cooking angel hair pasta. We like the extra zest from crushed red pepper flakes. —Kathleen Timberlake, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Alfredo

Bright broccoli, zucchini and sweet red pepper lend fresh taste to this rich chicken and pasta entree. Cream cheese makes the smooth sauce a snap to stir up. —Jody Stewart, Goldsboro, North Carolina

Country Barbecued Chicken

Country Barbecued Chicken

Country Barbecued Chicken

This moist chicken takes minutes to cook using the direct grilling method. The thick zesty sauce is equally tasty over pork. If you'd like, make a double batch of sauce and reserve half of it to serve at the table.

Mustard-Apricot Pork Chops

Mustard-Apricot Pork Chops

Mustard-Apricot Pork Chops

The tempting and beautiful glaze makes an impressive main dish that looks like you fussed over it. These tender chops are nice to serve during the week as well as for company on weekends.—Sheila Townsend, Overland Park, Kansas

Thai Barbecued Salmon

Thai Barbecued Salmon

Thai Barbecued Salmon

The blend of both Thai chili and barbecue sauces gives my salmon a sweet, spicy kick that's special enough to serve guests. With just four ingredients, this entree couldn't be much simpler! —Pamela Brick, Chicago, Illinois
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