I use my lettuce spinner to remove moisture from my garden-fresh green beans when I wash and prepare them for the freezer. It removes most of the moisture without all the work. —Bernie Bellin, Franklin, Wisconsin
A zippy marinade sparks the flavor of this change-of-pace steak specialty. Chock-full of veggies, seasonings and pineapple chunks, this stir-fry makes a colorful presentation when I serve it to relatives and friends.
Kylene Konosky of Jermyn, Pennsylvania dresses green beans, tomatoes and chicken in a pleasant basil vinaigrette, making a refreshing salad. "The flavors really blend well in the refrigerator, so this salad tastes even better the second day," she writes.