“This dish is so good and good for you that I have a special place in my flower garden for mint and parsley plants,” notes Marion Cosgrove of Fergus Falls, Minnesota. “It’s best after it’s chilled overnight.” —Marion Cosgrove, Kearney, Nebraska
Homemade stuffing in 15 minutes? You bet! Thanks to your microwave oven and this easy recipe from Evelyn Clark in Baraboo, Wisconsin. It's lower in sodium than packaged mixes…with great flavor you can tailor to your own taste.
“I make these potato wedges all the time because my husband won’t eat anything fried,” writes Deborah Lacher of Deerfield, Ohio. “I couldn’t find the dip I wanted in the grocery store, so I made my own.”
This deep tomato-red sauce is sure to be a family favorite it you're looking for a low-carb, meatless pasta topping, relates Antoinette Ronzio of North Providence, Rhode Island. Made with roasted red peppers and a hint of cayenne pepper, it will add a veggie kick to your dinner table.
When Noel Heckler of Wolcott, New York had trouble getting her family to eat rutabaga, she knew she'd need a flavor-filled recipe to convince them to try it. "This is a nice variation on plain mashed potatoes," she says. "And it's so colorful!"
Dawn Harvey of Danville, Pennsylvania writes, "This is a classic church-social casserole, which has become a family favorite, even with my extended family. I reduced fat in many of the ingredients and find that it still has a very satisfying flavor that everyone loves."
"Living in the Midwest, we anticipate spring treats like fresh asparagus all winter long," affirms Mickey Kelly, Burnsville, Minnesota. "Our three small children can't help but snitch a taste when this dish is chilling in the fridge. I use the vinaigrette dressing on salads, sliced tomatoes and other steamed vegetables as well."
For a succulent side dish, Marion Karlin of Waterloo, Iowa suggests her nicely herbed and spiced rice. Onions, mint, dill and lemon all accent the tender grain, while the flecks of green dress it up a bit.
From Stratford, Wisconsin, Linda Rock shares the secret to her tender oven-baked potato wedges. As savory as they are good for you, the potatoes have a mouthwatering cheese and herb coating that adds a pretty golden color...and just the right amount of flavor.—Linda Rock, Stratford, Wisconsin