In Ottawa, Illinois, Jeanette Simec combines five kinds of beans with an oil-and-vinegar dressing in this colorful classic that's great to take to picnics or potluck, "Everyone loves the variety of beans in this simple salad," she writes. "My husband, Chuck, just can't get enough of it."
Even though cake mix is one of the ingredients, I worked with the recipe until the cookies were fantastically crisp. You'd never guess they weren't from scratch. —Charlotte McDaniel, Jacksonville, Alabama
Raspberry Chicken is probably my most-requested main dish at potlucks. I don't mind making it often. It's quick to fix...and always gets "cleaned up"!
There are many fruit growers in our area of Oregon, and my husband and I enjoy picking fresh ingredients for recipes like this when we can.