"I love to cook and bake for my family and friends," says Bonnie DeVries. The reader from Brainerd, Minnesota seasons this chicken and rice casserole with ground ginger, then stirs in some crunchy cashews. —Bonnie DeVries, Brainerd, Minnesota
I’ve tried many chicken salad recipes over the years, but this is my very favorite. It’s fresh, fruity and refreshing, and the cashews add wonderful crunch. Every time I serve it at a potluck or picnic, I get rave reviews…and always come home with an empty bowl! —Kara Cook, Elk Ridge, Utah
We love eating ethnic foods, especially Asian dishes. This chicken stir-fry is my family's favorite! The cashews add crunch and a sweet, nutty flavor, and the tasty sauce adds richness to garden-fresh carrots and broccoli.
—Ena Quiggle, Goodhue, Minnesota
"I especially like this dish because I can get it ready the day before I need it," comments Julie Ridlon of Solway, Minnesota. It's easy to whip up with common pantry items, including macaroni, canned soup and saltine crackers.
Says Linda Avila of Toone, Tennessee: “Whenever my friends and I get together for a potluck, they always ask me to bring this dish. The recipe came from my brother; it has a distinct Chinese flavor from all the spices.”
As a home economics teacher, I gave presentations on cooking with microwave ovens when they first became popular. Back then, I shared this pretty salad and warm citrus dressing with my students. It remains one of my favorites today.
-Pamela Martin, Huntsville, Texas