I learned creative ways to prepare game while cooking for hunters at a lodge in Alaska, where my husband was a guide. Everyone enjoyed this savory stir-fry. It looks as good as it tastes.
—Darlene Kenning, Hutchinson, Minnesota
Meet the Cook: For me, the hardest part of making this quick dish is keeping the cashews in the cupboard! My husband loves them, and so do our three little girls - 5, 4 and 3.
-Vicki Hirschfeld, Hartland, Wisconsin
What happens when you combine a creamy seafood concoction with a plain old bunch of vegetables? Magic—in the form of these engagingly different snacks! Helen Cornet of Carmel, Indiana shared her crab dip, a must at her house during the holidays and beyond. Then our crafty kitchen crew came up with a creative way to serve it—by stuffing the dip into snow peas. It's simply delightful.
"You won't feel deprived in any way when you make this delicious main dish," assures Grace Nicholson of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. "The beef is tender and tasty, and the colorful vegetables keep a bit of their crunch."
When I was first married, I experimented with a lot of recipes. I guess I got carried away. My husband told me that although he enjoyed trying new recipes, sometimes he'd like to have something familiar. I've arrived at a happy medium since then. This is one "test" that's become a favorite!