This light, multicolored salad is an original. When I serve it at potlucks, I', always asked for the recipe. It's also a standby for the "snowbirds" who gather with us in Arizona each winter. —Kathy Crow, Cordova, Alaska
“This colorful blend, combining the best of harvest veggies, is a favorite in my house,” shares Edie DeSpain of Logan, Utah. “I serve it with plenty of crusty bread and hot linguine or fettuccine noodles.”
While this recipe's ginger sauce was designed for pasta, it's also good over green beans, pierogies or salmon. I've often tripled the sauce, then frozen the extra so I can whip this dish up even faster on busy nights.
An enticing combination of Parmesan cheese, oregano and garlic makes these buttery rolls impossible to resist. "The aroma that wafts through the house while they are baking is incredible," writes Patricia FitzGerald from Candor, New York.
I came up with this garlic bread recipe one very stormy morning when we lived on the beach in the Florida Panhandle. While lightning blinked over the Gulf and rain tap-tap-tapped on our balcony, the wonderful aroma of this bread baking gave me such a cozy feeling. —Barb Alexander, Princeton, New Jersey
Natalie Cataldo relies on store-bought pesto to provide mild flavor to this chunky tortellini and vegetable soup. "It's a hit in my house," says the Des Moines, Iowa cook. "If you don't like zucchini, use another vegetable," she suggests.
Stuffed with ricotta cheese and spinach, this Italian-style entree is flavorful and filling. I particularly like this meatless dish because I don't have to cook the pasta before assembling. —Mary Steiner of West Bend, Wisconsin