Mary Shivers of Ada, Oklahoma, makes a knockout shredded pork, served in tortillas. Turn it into a hearty salad of pork, greens, black beans and other Southwestern sprinklings. —Mary Shivers, Ada, Oklahoma
The homemade oil and vinegar dressing is what makes this salad unique. Plus, it features two kinds of lettuce and garden-fresh tomatoes and onions. To save time, I make the dressing in advance and set it aside until supper.—Michele Bently, Niceville, Florida
Fresh garden tomatoes are a treat at a picnic or family gathering. The zesty flavor of this dish is a crowd-pleaser, and it's a colorful addition to the buffet. I'm grateful to the friend who gave me the recipe.
-Lois Fetting, Nelson, Wisconsin
This tangy, hearty salad is a refreshing dish to serve at a summertime picnic. Mild spices blend nicely with the beans and garden ingredients. Be prepared to bring home an empty bowl. —Linda Ault, Newberry, Indiana
This is a version of an old family recipe. Very popular with our chicken dishes, it's colorful, sweet and fruity. I like to cook fresh sweet potatoes when preparing this salad, but you can use canned if you need to save time.—The Raspberry Room, Elwin, Illinois
I first tasted this tempting hot turkey salad at a club dinner. Now I serve it at home, and there are never any leftovers. The popover "bowl" is a unique way of serving that always draws comments.
-Mary Anne Mayberry, Fairmont, Minnesota
As soon as our family tried this delicious salad, it became a favorite, especially during the warmer months. It's a flavorful change of pace from traditional potato salad that's easy to prepare. Even our two kids enjoy it.
-Susan McCurdy, Elmhurst, Illinois
This refreshing salad is wonderful served year-round. I have taken it to potluck suppers and made it for family barbecues, picnics and dinner parties. People seem to enjoy the combination of flavors in this dish. I like that it can be made ahead and still taste like I really fussed.
-Margery Richmond, Lacombe, Alberta
For a deliciously different dish to pass, try this cabbage. It cooks up tender yet still refreshingly crisp, and the almonds add flavor and crunch. This is a fun and tasty winter side dish that brings people back for seconds.
-Mary Crigler, Fayette, Missouri
A dear German friend gave me this recipe. I take this satisfying potato salad to gatherings all year-round. The seasonings give a traditional potato salad enticing flavor.—Donna Cline, Pensacola, Florida