A light, lemony vinaigrette drapes the crisp asparagus in this well-seasoned salad from Linda Lacek of Winter Park, Florida. "The dressing can bleach the vegetables it touches, so toss the asparagus with the vinaigrette just before serving," Linda advises.
I CREATED this recipe because my family is so fond of corn. I tried to add a little zip to it with the marinade and I think I succeeded.
I double or triple the recipe for potlucks or when we have dinner guests. In either case, someone's always sure to ask for the recipe.
Bay City, Texas
I make this salad for special dinners. Everyone loves the flavor combination and interesting textures of the pears, walnuts, greens and Gorgonzola cheese. It makes good use of ingredients grown here in California, and it’s nice for winter when other fruits aren’t readily available.
I found this recipe in a cookbook in a chapter called, “Recipes for Busy Days”. I love quiche but hate the hassle in making a crust. This recipe solves that problem for me. I continue to make this dish for brunches and it’s a favorite for our family Christmas breakfast.
Slices of this firm bread have the great English muffin texture your family is sure to love. A sprinkling of shredded cheddar cheese give a pretty golden-brown color to the top of the loaves.
—Anne Smithson of Cary, North Carolina
With its red tomatoes and green pepper, this healthful rice dish from Nola Nielsen in Darien, Illinois is colorful enough to serve during the holidays, she says. “But I make it whenever I want a special rice dish any time of year at all!”
My parents lived in Puerto Rico for two years while my Dad taught English. I grew up eating many dishes from there, but tostones have always been my favorite. I still make the fried snacks when I miss my family.