To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
This heavenly loaf is perfect if you have overnight holiday guests. —Sonja Blow, Nixa, Missouri
Nutmeg and cherries are the new "it" pair. It’s the secret something that really makes the dish. My vegetarian friend likes it just as well without chicken. —Mary Ann Sander, Centralia, Missouri
Linda Barry has a time-easing way to dress up fresh asparagus. The Yakima, Washington reader drizzles butter and lemon juice over the spears before topping them with almonds and lemon peel.