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Cinco de Mayo Dinners

Oh, Mexico! Take a bite out of these stuffed pepper, jalapeno burger, Baja fish taco, casserole and other great recipes.

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These Mexi-style chicken packets can be assembled ahead and frozen if you like. Just thaw them overnight in the fridge, then grill as directed. I like to serve them with warm tortillas and fresh fruit on the side. —Mary Peck, Salina, Kansas
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Asparagus Chicken Fajitas

Asparagus Chicken Fajitas

Asparagus Chicken Fajitas

"When my children visited their aunt, she served these colorful fajitas," writes Marlene Mohr from Cincinnati, Ohio. "They were so impressed, they brought the recipe home to me. It's a great way for them to eat vegetables.

Marinated Shrimp in Avocado Halves

Marinated Shrimp in Avocado Halves

Marinated Shrimp in Avocado Halves

This is one of my favorite recipes. I used to serve it to a gourmet group in Missouri, and I still use it for entertaining in my new home. It's wonderful!

Hearty Bean Stew

Hearty Bean Stew

Hearty Bean Stew

From Regina, Saskatchewan, Penny Giles writes, “A Canadian prairie winter can be bone-chilling. A bowl of this meatless stew over couscous, rice or with cornbread is all it takes to warm us up. It’s hearty, tasty and—unbeknownst to your family—healthy, too!“ stew can be served over rice (note to editors: this is not meatless because of the beef broth)
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Spanish Rice Empanadas

Spanish Rice Empanadas

Spanish Rice Empanadas

The shells for this main course call for refrigerated pie crust, which must be folded into pockets. Inside, you’ll find tender pieces of chicken and rice accented with Spanish spices. Delicious!

Spanish Corn with Fish Sticks

Spanish Corn with Fish Sticks

Spanish Corn with Fish Sticks

This tasty casserole is a family favorite and is my old standby for social functions. It's easy to assemble and economical, too. -Roberta Nelson, Portland, Oregon

Spanish Fish

Spanish Fish

Spanish Fish

These flaky fish fillets from Pix Stidham of Exeter, California get plenty of fresh flavor from onions and tomato, plus a little zip from cayenne pepper. "This recipe is particular favorite of my family's" Pix notes. "The fish doesn't get dry...it's moist and delicious."

Cabbage Wraps

Cabbage Wraps

Cabbage Wraps

This is a delicious recipe for traditional cabbage rolls. In summer when tomatoes are plentiful, I use peeled fresh tomatoes instead of canned diced tomatoes to reduce the sodium. —Dolly Mullen of Langley, Washington

Chalupa Grande

Chalupa Grande

Chalupa Grande

Mother made this dish for field lunches during cotton harvest. She's a great cook, and I give her lots of credit for my kitchen know-how. My husband, Jeff, and I have a 1-1/2-year-old daughter. I plan to pass Mom's recipes on to her.

Quick Sweet 'n' Spicy Chicken

Quick Sweet 'n' Spicy Chicken

Quick Sweet 'n' Spicy Chicken

A few convenience items combine with chicken to create a zesty main dish. Garnish with chopped green onions if you like.—Sheri White, Higley, Arizona

Sassy Chicken & Peppers

Sassy Chicken & Peppers

Sassy Chicken & Peppers

Sharing supper with a friend who’s watching his or her weight? Taco seasoning, salsa and a squirt of lime add up to a nice summery flavor for chicken—but a slim 239 calories for you! —Doris Heath, Franklin, North Carolina

Mushroom Bean Burritos

Mushroom Bean Burritos

Mushroom Bean Burritos

“The whole family will love this. The filling can be used for tacos, nachos, enchiladas or salads.” —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
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