This nice, simple side dish is dressed up with salted whole cashews. Frozen whole green beans can be used instead of fresh beans. Just cook according to package directions. —Cathleen Bushman, Geneva, Illinois
While touring Door County, I sampled this salad. As soon as I got home, I wrote the lady who'd made it requesting the recipe. The mix of rice, vegetables and orchard-fresh fruit is a tasty way to remember Wisconsin's premier cherry-growing area. —Yvonne Gorges, New London, Wisconsin
My sister-in-law dubbed me the "dessert queen" because of treats like this that I take to our family get-togethers. The brownies have a fudge-like texture and a rich cream cheese topping. Cashews and a hot fudge swirl make these pretty bars special.
"When my children entertain, I like to help them with the cooking, and this dip is always a hit," relates Camille Wisniewski from Jackson, New Jersey. "Cashew nuts give this creamy mixture a nice crunch."
Do you have extra cooked chicken on hand? Combine it with crunchy cashews, celery and an easy mayo dressing, then wrap it in a flour tortilla. "This is a very refreshing sandwich on a hot summer day," says Janet Goins of Mesa, Arizona. Tip: It's great for picnics served with coleslaw and fruit.