The combination of caraway and orange keeps this slaw from being anything but run-of-the-mill. I always get requests to bring a big batch to potlucks; proof positive that it's a keeper! I also like to make it a day ahead so the flavors can truly blend. —Lily Julow, Gainesville, Florida
This slightly tangy oil and vinegar dressing complements a bowl of mixed salad greens or a colorful vegetable toss nicely. It's not overpowering, so the fresh vegetable flavors shine through.
-Rosemarie Forcum, White Stone, Virginia
This pretty salad - made with white, red and sweet potatoes - tastes as good as it looks. The mild dill dressing enhances the tender spuds and onion, especially if you refrigerate it overnight. Even those who don't like sweet potatoes like this salad.
-Nan Cairo, Greenwood, Delaware
For an eye-appealing addition to a picnic, potluck or other gathering, try this molded gelatin salad shared by Cyndi Fynaardt of Okaloosa, Iowa. With lovely color, creamy texture and refreshing flavor, it's sure to disappear in a jiffy.
In the summer, I make a big batch of these delicious slushy fruit cups and store them in the freezer. They make great snacks and are wonderful to have on hand when friends stop by. We also like them with blueberries, raspberries, muskmelon and cherries.
By alternating fruity layers of gelatin in harvest colors with sweetened sour cream, Melody Mellinger of Myerstown, Pennsylvania created one eye-catching treat. "Kids really fall for it," she says with a laugh, "but it's impressive enough to satisfy any adult."
I shared this recipe with a friend a while back. Now we kid about who will make it when we're attending the same event! No matter who brings the salad, it's always a hit at get-togethers.
Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and peas are mixed together with juicy sweet grapes in this crunchy refreshing salad that always wins compliments! You can personalize the recipe by substituting your favorite vegetables and fruits.
Mom invented this colorful salad by combining romaine lettuce with toasted pecans, chicken strips, grapes, dried cranberries and cheddar cheese. I think she's particularly proud of this recipe.
North Palm Beach, Florida
A homemade vinaigrette seasoned with thyme and garlic oats this colorful salad that you'll make again and again. I like to garnish it with paprika. It's ideal for warm-weather picnics and patio parties.