"We love zucchini, and my husband enjoys cooking summer meals on the grill, so I came up with this idea to add to our outdoor dining menu," says Juanita Daugherty of Cadet, Missouri. "We served these pretty grilled squash bundles at a family reunion cookout...and they were a big hit!"
"If I need a quick side dish that has flair and flavor, I whip this tasty pilaf in a jiffy on the stovetop," says Elizabeth Perez of Flower Mound, Texas. "The jalapeno pepper, herbs and spices season the rice nicely. It's one of those side dishes that goes well with anything."
Looking for dishes that are both healthy and yummy, Judy Manbeck latched on to lentils, "I'm trying to incorporate more legumes and whole grains into our diet, so this blend of lentils and rice is perfect," she writes from Chanute, Kansas.
Here's an easy, refreshing way to use the plump red tomatoes from your garden. Our Test Kitchen home economists simply sliced fresh tomatoes and tossed them in a cilantro-seasoned oil-and-vinegar marinade.
In an effort to eat healthier, I'm trying to serve more vegetables," relates Kathy Armstrong of Post Falls, Idaho. "So I substituted green beans for the pasta in one of my favorite Greek dishes. It's even better than the original.
We like to include meatless dishes in our diet. This nicely seasoned vegetable medley is easy to prepare and really delicious. Sometimes we even enjoy it as a main entree. —Ellie Vorous of Seaford, Delaware
When our son was young, corn was the only vegetable he'd eat. My husband and I soon got bored with the simple salt and butter topping, so I stirred in some lemon juice and chives.—Sue Kirsch, Eden Pairie, Minnesota