Meet the Cook: Every time I take this sweet orangy salad to a potluck, I pass around the recipe, too. My husband and I have three children, ages 22, 18 and 10. He's a beef and poultry farmer, and I'm an elementary school teacher.
-Cathy Lavers, Scotsburn, Nova Scotia
BECAUSE it is so versatile, this colorful side dish is one of my standbys. You can serve it with most any entree, and with the "magic" of instant rice, it's ready in a short time.
The vegetables add a touch of color while the cashews give this economical dish a "gourmet touch".
-Pat Habiger, Spearville, Kansas
Meet the Cook: A pretty plate of this yummy confection makes a great present! Cashews and caramel are such a delicious combination. I especially enjoy making this fudge for a holiday treat. Throughout the year, I do a lot of baking. Our four children are always ready with their appetites and opinions.
-Cathy Grubelnik, Raton, New Mexico
This hearty dish will add pizzazz to your plate, thanks to its beautiful blend of flavors and colors. Tina Coburn of Tucson, Arizona points out that she makes the pilaf regularly for her family, "I often serve it as a main course with salad and bread," she shares.
I always have my eye out for a good recipe, like the one of these marvelous golden brownies. It's hard to eat just one! We own and operate and family homestead farm. Cooking, crafts, gardening and grandchildren fill my days.