Meet the Cook: I have a taste for beans and find them a great companion to potatoes. A versatile side dish - add ham to make the salad a meal in itself - this one's among the recipes that I've invented myself.
I have three children, all grown.
-Bea Vrsalijko, Belle Chasse, Louisiana
This recipe appeared in our local newspaper years ago. I adapted the recipe to suit our tastes. My husband, Ron, is a great cook, and we've been sharing the kitchen since his retirement. - Sherry Edwards, Camden, Arkansas
A handful of convenience items, including pasta salad from the deli and Cajun-style fish fillets from freezer section, makes it a snap to put together this super-fast main dish. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin