I like this chilled salad because it's out of the ordinary. The rice is tossed with barley, green pepper, olives and cranberries, then coated with a tangy vinaigrette.
-Mared Metzger Beling, Eagle River, Alaska
This recipe is most treasured because it's from my husband's grandmother. A savory turkey salad is cleverly topped with cranberry-raspberry gelatin for an eye-catching dish. —Kim Kirven, Wadsworth, Ohio
"As a family, we're trying to cut down on the fat in our diets without giving up good taste," says field editor Harriet Stichter of Milford, Indiana. "This crisp cabbage salad, featuring strawberries and cranberries, is a great warm-weather pick-me-up."
This refreshing salad from Sue McKenney of Eagle, Michigan makes a wonderful light supper on a warm summer evening. Or leave out the chicken and serve it as a side dish to enhance any main course. It's sure to become a favorite at your house, too.
I'm a beekeeper and always looking for new ways to use honey. I've found that when I put honey in dressing, I don't need to add oil, which cuts down on the fat. This salad goes well with any entree.
—Hope Ralph of Woburn, Massachusetts
Wherever I take this one-of-a-kind salad, people eat it until it's gone. I got the original recipe from my mother-in-law and adapted it to fit my tastes. My fondness for cheese and cranberries prompted my to toss them into the delicious mix.
Here's a fun way to serve cranberry sauce that will please both kids and adults. The red gelatin and cranberry sauce ring is dressed up with cream cheese balls rolled in ground walnuts. It's cool, colorful and yummy, too!
-Jacinta Ransom, South Haven, Michigan
"I like to serve this when we're having company because it's quick, easy and goes with just about anything," writes Kate Hilts of Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Dried cranberries and feta cheese add a delightful touch to the colorful salad that's a snap to toss together with packaged greens.
To create this pretty salad mold, Jill combines the extra spiced cranberry sauce with fresh fruit, and some celery and nuts for crunch. "This dish is great with leftover turkey sandwiches," she remarks.