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 co-worker brought these pickled beans into work one day...I was hooked after one bite! And I was thrilled when a jar of my beans won first place at the local county fair.—Jill Darin, Geneseo, Illinois
This comforting casserole is a variation on the traditional English pie. It is chock-full of fresh green and wax beans, carrots, cubed ham and a handful of crunchy almonds in a creamy Swiss cheese sauce. Topped with mashed potatoes, it makes a hearty side dish.
-Karen Cleveland, Spring Valley, Minnesota