So much flavor for so few fixings! "This family favorite of ours has a great fresh taste, lots of different textures and can be tossed together in a heartbeat," says Chris DeMontravel in Mohegan Lake, New York. "For variety, change up the dressing to honey mustard or any other favorite."
This simple, colorful salad from Ginger Burow, Fredericksburg, Texas, combines fresh tomatoes with avocados. It goes great with any kind of Mexican food or it makes a wonderful appetizer when spooned on a toasted baguette.
Refrigerated pie pastry makes quick work of assembling these bite-sized appetizers loaded with chicken and cheese. I've made them several times since receiving the recipe from a friend.—Betty Fulks, Onia, Arkansas
Garlic-Almond Green Beans is her family’s favorite way to eat this popular vegetable, writes Genny Monchamp from Redding, California. “The beans stay so bright and crisp. To speed things up even more, you could use frozen green beans instead of fresh.”
This traditional cooking technique imparts flavor into every bite of your meal, and it requires very little clean-up. I like to serve fish still wrapped in parchment or foil for each person to open. —Jill Anderson, Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
"I finally hit on a recipe for iced tea that doesn't have the aftertaste of artificial sweetener," relates Dawn Lowenstein of Hatboro, Pennsylvania. "This tangy drink is perfect for folks who need to monitor their sugar intake."
Warm up a chilly December morning—or any day at all—with this inviting tea. The spices really come through, and it's even more delicious when stirred with a cinnamon stick.—Kelly Pacowta, Danbury, Connecticut
Strawberries and cucumbers together—I just love this combination! We used to eat a lot of cucumbers growing up in upstate New York. We'd get them, along with strawberries and melons, from fruit and veggie stands to make this sweet and tangy salad. —Melissa Mccabe, Long Beach, California
For her Parmesan Herb Chicken, Lisa Francis of Elba, Alabama coats the meat in a light crumb coating with a mild Parmesan flavor. “I don’t know where I got the recipe, but it’s something a little different…and easy to multiply when we have guests."
“It’s easy to double this great recipe for a crowd. You can make the tomato topping ahead, or keep it simple and serve it as a dip for the French bread slices.” —Marie Cosenza, Cortlandt Manor, New York