"Autumn is apple-picking time here in New Jersey, so with such an abundance of that delicious fruit, it just seemed natural to toss a chopped apple into my chicken salad," relates Karen Small from Maple Shade.
This recipe is a great light lunch or dinner. The cute canoes are fun for kids to put together using healthy vegetables. And they love eating them, because they made the meal themselves.—Robert Gibson, Norristown, Pennsylvania
"Mondays have always been soup and sandwich night at our house," writes Sarah Smith from her home in Edgewood, Kentucky. "One evening, I embellished a regular chicken salad sandwich with some not-so-usual ingredients, like rye bread and honey-mustard dressing. The results were delicious."
Janelle Aguda of Chicago, Illinois gets her son involved in this sea-cruising cuisine by having him assemble the simple sails out of cheese slices. They like to serve the “boats” on blue paper plates with fish-shaped crackers.
We wanted something cool for lunch one summer day, so I tossed together whatever I had in the refrigerator. This wonderful salad was the result. Guests enjoy the sweet grapes, tender chicken and crunchy almonds...and the always ask for the recipe.
Black olives and vegetables add interest and texture to this big-batch egg salad I make. It's great for sandwiches and also goes a long way served on crackers as an appetizer.
At least a triple batch of my chicken salad is needed to satisfy hungry relatives at our summer family reunion. It's the most requested recipe I make. This salad is so versatile, it can be scooped onto a bed of lettuce or stuffed into a pita.
Your family will be happy to take the "wrap" when it's loaded with luscious turkey salad dressed with alight mix of yogurt, mayonnaise, garlic and curry. "This is excellent for lunch boxes, and the tortilla is a fun replacement for bread," says Janet Knickerbocker of Palmyra, Missouri. To add a bit of color, choose red or green tortillas.
We like to roast turkey throughout the year because we enjoy the leftovers. Several years ago, while nibbling on a fresh Waldorf salad and some cold turkey, I decided to combine the two. This pita was an instant hit.
—Rita Miller, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
These seafood-filled croissants will leave you anything but crabby. "We had used the filling as an appetizer, but found it makes a quick-and-easy sandwich, too," relates Kari Moore from West Plains, Missouri.