Here’s a sweet and tangy salsa that's miles away from the spicy version people expect. Serve it as an appetizer with tortilla chips for scooping, or make it part of the main event and spoon it over white meat. —Amy Hinkle, Topeka, Kansas
We have asparagus almost every day during the short Midwest growing season. This quick pizza-like dish is great for a luncheon or a light dinner, or as an appetizer. For variety, you can saute half a pound of sliced fresh mushrooms with the onion and garlic. —Judy Wagner, Chicago, Illinois
"These light, golden puffs are super simple to make, and their flavor is oh-so-good," informs Wendy Chilton of Bookeland, Texas. "Their small size makes them easy to munch, and they're wonderful warm or cold."
"This speedy stuffed apple is a great snack for a family hike," comments Mrs. John Crawford from Barnesville, Georgia. "In a brown-bag lunch, it's a nice change form the usual peanut butter and jelly sandwich."
Irene Howard of Shanandoah, Iowa shares her recipe for a crowd-pleasing compote that takes advantage of convenient canned fruit. Its sweet, buttery sauce, spiced with ginger and cinnamon, makes a warm and wonderful addition to any breakfast buffet.