We enjoy asparagus fresh from our garden every spring. This is one of my favorite ways to serve it. It's great for those watching their fat intake and so fast to fix. —Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Looking for a last-minute dinner standout? Try these juicy pork chops and fried rice from Amboy, Indiana’s Donna Anderson. Simmered in a savory sauce, this delicious dish is table-ready in less than half an hour!
“You don’t have to be a spinach fan to happily eat up these greens,” assures Dotty Egge, a field editor from Pelican Rapids, Minnesota. Soy sauce gives her energy-packed dish an Asian twist. “I serve it over rice or as a side. Try garnishing it with toasted sesame seeds.”
For many years, I made this dish with asparagus. At Thanksgiving, green beans were all I had, so I used them instead. Everyone enjoyed it. Plus, it doesn't take much time to put together. —Phy Bresse of Lumberton, North Carolina
Crunchy water chestnuts give a nice contrast in texture to the tender peas in this snappy side dish from Judy Bennett. The Vacaville, California cook says she prepares it often for company. Guests will never guess that it costs only 52¢ per serving.
This satisfying salad is good hot or cold. It can also be easily made into a main dish by adding cooked chicken, shrimp or tofu. With it's slightly sweet flavor and fun mix of ingredients, the whole family will like it.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
This dish always conjures up memories of Mom's traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings. Everyone loves green beans when they're dressed up in a creamy suace and topped with golden french-fried onions.—Christy Hinrichs, Parkville, Missouri