This pretty quiche is best fresh out of the oven when the cheese is wonderfully gooey," says Sherri Crews of Vilano Beach, Florida. "I especially enjoy it in summer with vine-ripe tomatoes and fresh basil."
Lots of wonderfully fresh-tasting vegetables are showcased in this chunky soup sent by Victoria Zmarzley-Hahn of Northampton, Pennsylvania. "It's a great way to use up summer's excess produce," she explains. "And it's so versatile—you can add or delete just about any vegetable."
My original dressing seems to satisfy people who prefer dressing made with bread and those who prefer a rice variety. It includes both, plus spinach and a hint of orange for unexpected surprises. Leftover dressing (if there is any!) reheats well.
-Gloria Warczak, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
A bold, flavorful garlic and basil pesto sauce is an awesome change of pace from traditional tomato-based pizza sauce. Roasted vegetables are a fantastic topping. Whenever I serve it alongside a standard meat pizza, this one's always the first to go!
WE LIKE fresh mushrooms and have them often, so I try to be a little inventive.
This salad "happened" one night when there was nothing but a carton of mushrooms in the refrigerator. The simple addition of chopped stuffed olives was such a hit that this salad has been one of our favorites ever since.
-Mary Johnston, Palestine, Texas
"This fresh-tasting medley is a terrific way to use your garden bounty," says Dana Nemecek of Skiatook, Oklahoma. "When people rave about it, I'm almost embarrassed to tell them how easy it is to make."
"My husband and I first tasted this colorful combination while visiting my sister in Grants Pass, Oregon," notes Maxine Driver of Littleton, Colorado. "We enjoyed it so much that now I often make it for family and friends."