“We pull baby carrots from our backyard garden, wash them and cook them right away. This is one of my family's favorite recipes, and appears often at holiday dinners.” Patricia Nieh - Portola Valley, California
Her Almond Currant Rice is 9-year-old Whitney's favorite. "Stirring in the almonds and currants at the last minute is a snap, and we love the flavor," Felicia says. "You can substitute your favorite dried fruits and nuts if you like."
Crisp carrots, green beans, water chestnuts, garbanzo beans and more combine with bottled dressing in this sensational salad. "I created this medley when I wanted something easy, delicious and healthy," relates Ronda Leuth of Le Claire, Iowa.
For variety and color, I like to combine at least two types of vegetables in this fried rice recipe. It's a flexible dish, limited only by what's in the fridge and your imagination. —Becky Matheny, Strasburg, Virginia
“My mother makes a delicious carrot and onion side dish, but it calls for a whole stick of butter. My lighter version uses only 1 tablespoon and relies on some lively Asian flavors to make up the difference.” A scrumptious side! Jeanne Holt - Mendota Heights, Minnesota
Cooked rice and frozen vegetables hurry along the preparation of this savory side dish. Simply press the cheesy mixture into measuring cups with the back of a spoon and stack them to make individual sand castles.