It was such a treat to have a crisp, garden-fresh salad back when Mom didn't have much room in our little icebox to keep produce chilled. This salad is as colorful and festive as it is refreshing.
-Ruth Seitz, Columbus Junction, Iowa
REMEMBER the fable about the ugly duckling who turned into an elegant
swan? Our kitchen crafters do! They took their cue from that tale to transform a plain melon into this latest “Crafting with Taste” beauty. You can easily do the same. Select a ripe honeydew melon, pull out a sharp kitchen knife and start cutting, following the easy instructions here. Then top the table with this swan server for any kind of festive function—and be prepared for a smile to crop up on everyone’s face!—Tast
My mother always asked our family what we wanted to eat for holiday dinners. Without exception, our requests included this refreshing gelatin. Toasted walnuts give it a little crunch.—Dennis King, Navarre, Florida
"THIS WAS our family's favorite salad. A perfect complement to our Easter meal, it's light, crisp and refreshing, with authentic Italian dressing. The variety of greens makes it eye-appealing as well."
I love to use this dressing for a salad of colorful fresh fruits. Mix the dressing with a medley of watermelon, cantaloupe, peaches, grapes, strawberries or whatever you have on hand for a flavorful brunch dish.
"This is my most-requested salad recipe. It is delicious as a main dish with grilled chicken breast or as a side salad. I think it's so good, I sometimes eat it as dessert!"
DeNae Shewmake, Burnsville, Minnesota
When a friend brought this salad to a picnic, every bit of it was devoured. I never would have thought apple pie filling in a fruit salad would produce such delicious results.
-Misty Frazier, Kennewick, Washington