Share: Crisp-Tender A stage of vegetable cooking where the vegetables are cooked until they are crunchy yet tender enough to be pierced with a fork. Featured Recipes Chicken Sausages with Peppers Fresh and crispy sweet peppers complement the savory sausage in this family-friendly dish that delivers big flavor with so little effort! —DEBORAH SCHAEFER, DURAND, MICHIGAN Simple Chicken Soup “I revised a recipe that my family loved so it would be lighter and easier to make,” explains Sue West of Alvord, Texas. “It’s a hearty and healthy meal served with a green salad and fresh bread.” More Simple Soup Recipes Roasted Radishes This abundant spring-time veggie makes a colorful side to any meal.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen Related Tips Parboil To boil foods, usually vegetables, until partially cooked. Most often used when vegetables are… Fresh Cheeses Those that have not been cured, such as cottage or cream cheese. Julienne To cut foods into long, thin matchstick shapes about 2 inches long and 1/8 inch thick.