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 Carrots and Snow Peas “This is without question my favorite side dish, both for flavor and ease of preparation. Sherry adds an amazing spark to the vegetables. Cheryl Donnely - Arvada, Colorado Roasted Radishes This abundant spring-time veggie makes a colorful side to any meal.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen 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 Related Tips Stock A long-simmered broth made from meat, poultry, fish and/or vegetables with herbs and spices. Freeze To store foods in the freezer. Blend To combine several ingredients with a spoon, electric mixer, blender or food processor.