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Lemony Greek Beef and Vegetables

I love the lemon in this recipe; it’s the latest addition to my collection of quick, healthy dinners. I’m sensitive to cow’s milk, so I use goat cheese crumbles on my portion instead of the Parmesan. —Alice Neff, Lake Worth, Florida

Fajita-Style Shrimp and Grits

I combined two of my favorite dishes—shrimp with cheesy grits, and fajitas—into this spicy one-dish meal. For more heat, use pepper jack cheese instead of Mexican cheese blend. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois

Beef and Mushrooms with Smashed Potatoes

I was inspired to make this recipe after I couldn’t stop thinking of a similar dish served in my elementary school cafeteria more than 50 years ago! I like that it’s quick to make, and everyone from my husband to my grandchildren just love it. —Ronna Farley, Rockville, Maryland

Mini Sausage Pies

The simple ingredients and family-friendly flavor of these little sausage cups make them a go-to dinner favorite. The fact that everyone gets their own pie makes them even better! —Kerry Dingwall, Ponte Vedra, Florida

Lasagna Cups

I love lasagna and garlic bread, so it only made sense to put them together in these fun little cups. Have one as an appetizer or two for a meal! —Angelique Douglas, Maryville, Illinois

Creamy Paprika Pork

When I was little, I would often ask my mom to make “favorite meat.” She knew what I was really requesting was this homey pork recipe. It’s been in my family for more than 30 years and is still a favorite! —Alexandra Barnett, Forest, Virginia

Sausage and Kraut Buns

This recipe has become a regular at our church potlucks. Let’s just say I’m “in trouble” if I show up at a get-together and they don’t appear! For a fun dinner spin, try these sausages and kraut over mashed potatoes. —Patsy Unruh, Perryton, Texas

Quick Sesame Chicken Noodles

I love playing around with different ingredients and spices in my stir-fry recipes. As my children get older, I have more evenings when I need to whip up dinner quickly, and this dish with chicken strips and ramen noodles fits the bill deliciously. —Heather Chambers, Largo, Florida

Squash and Lentil Lamb Stew

My family lived in New Zealand many years ago. My mother made a lamb stew every Sunday. It was my dad’s favorite! I changed the recipe to suit my family’s modern palates, but it’s just as exotic and delicious. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

Creole Shrimp Pizza

Pizza and the flavors of Creole cuisine blend amazingly well in this hearty dish with a crispy crust. Add more hot sauce to boost the heat if you like things spicy. —Robin Haas, Cranston, Rhode Island

Root Vegetable Pot Roast

During the hectic holiday season, I make this roast a lot. We’ve scarfed it down before and after shopping and while wrapping presents. Root vegetables and roast beef make everyone feel cozy and calm. —Pat Dazis, Charlotte, North Carolina

Lemon-Dijon Pork Sheet Pan Supper

Most nights, I need something that gets on the table with minimal effort and delicious results. Sheet pan suppers like this one have become an all-time favorite, not only because of its bright flavors, but its speedy clean-up time, too! —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah

North African Chicken & Rice

I’m always looking to try recipes from different cultures and this one is a HUGE favorite. We love the spice combinations. This cooks equally well in a slow cooker or pressure cooker. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas

General Tso’s Cauliflower

Cauliflower florets are deep-fried to a crispy golden brown, then coated in a sauce with just the right amount of kick. This is a fun alternative to the classic chicken dish.—Nick Iverson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Salmon with Mango-Citrus Salsa

My mother would make this for us on weeknights in summer—this was the only way we would eat fish. You can make the salsa a day ahead of time. Just keep it in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap. —Najmussahar Ahmed, Canton, Michigan

Thai Chicken & Slaw

This recipe is foolproof and well worth the prep time. Kids love the sweetness of the honey, and I serve the slaw on the side so my vegetarian friends can enjoy it, too.—Karen Norris, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Feta Steak Tacos

I love tacos, and came up with this version to make them with Mediterranean flavors as opposed to Mexican. They went over big with my family!—Debbie Reid, Clearwater, Florida

Meaty Arugula Pizzas

When I was growing up, my mom always made homemade pizza every Friday night. We’d watch a movie as a family or have friends over, too. Now that I’m married, I carry on the pizza tradition. —Morgan Harvey, Longview, Washington