Layered desserts always grab my family's attention, but salads? Not so much. I wondered if I presented a healthy salad in an eye-catching way, I could get everyone on board. I’m happy to report that I was correct. Find tons more of my salads and other good stuff at foodyschmoodyblog.com. —Christine Hadden, Whitman, Massachusetts
Over the years my husband and I have moved to different areas, and I've collected recipes from all over the United States. This flavorful salad recipe comes from New York. I've served it for luncheons for many years, and it's one of my husband's very favorites. —Linda Wheatley, Garland, Texas
This sandwich is perfect to serve when you want to “show off” a little. It features an interesting blend of chicken, nuts, cranberries, curry and other ingredients. I mix it up the night before so the flavors meld.
Could fail-proof, finger-lickin’ good chicken be any easier than this? Gwen Hannibal from Odell, Illinois shares a 3-ingredient recipe that’s simply delicious and so full of flavor, you’ll be tempted to double it even without “company” coming!
TIP: Use leftover french-fried onions to dress up green beans or add to sour cream for topping baked potatoes later.
“Returning home after 20 years as a missionary in the Philippines, I’ve tried to make food like we had there and came up with these flavorful strips. This recipe became a family favorite and is often requested at potlucks!”
Lynn Jonas - Madison, Wisconsin
Shredded rotisserie chicken is complemented by fresh green spinach and cheese tortellini in this quick-to-fix soup. It makes a great starter or a light meal with a salad and crusty bread. —Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida
Darlene Brenden of Salem, Oregon relies on Ramen noodles to stretch this appealing stir-fry. "You can use whatever vegetables you happen to have on hand," she suggests. "The dish is different every time I make it."
“Here is my very favorite chicken-and-spinach recipe,” writes Julie Fitzgerald from St. Louis, Missouri. A creamy topping and pretty presentation make it elegant enough for company but it’s also fast to fix on busy weeknights!