My love for seafood has carried over from childhood, when we used to fish together as a family. So I was happy to find this change-of-pace recipe that combines stir-fry with seafood. It tastes like a special treat but is a breeze to prepare.—Lee Deneau, Lansing, Michigan
This colorful stir-fry from Anne Drouin of Dunnville, Ontario is pretty enough to double as a centerpiece. "The crispy veggies contrast nicely with the tender beef and juicy oranges," she informs. "Even the most finicky eaters in our family can't resist it."
"This satisfying salad is crunchy, nutty and sweet all at the same time," relates Barb Mickelson of Glenwood, Iowa. "To speed up preparation, I use chow mein noodles instead of fried wonton wrappers called for in the original recipe," Barb notes.
Another great way to use fresh pea pod is in Snow Peas with Sesame Dressing. The recipe comes from field editor Sue Braunschweig (left) of Delafield. "I've had the recipe for this crisp delicious salad for years," notes the mother of six. "It goes well with any meat and is terrific for family or company."
"This family favorite is especially fun to make when the garden is full of fresh vegetables," reports Jun Barrus from Springville, Utah. "It's quick to fix, delicious and always different—just choose the vegetables that have ripened that day!"
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"In this delicious main-dish salad, savory strips of broiled streak are lightly dressed along the water chestnuts, mushrooms and onions, then tossed with crisp snow peas," details Janeen Kilpatrick of Fairbury, Illinois. "Ketchup and ginger add a bit of zip to the sweet dressing."
"Our family enjoys this microwaved medley of tender chicken, sweet pineapple, colorful peppers and crisp snow peas," relates Lori Hunter of Poca, West Virginia. "It's prepared in one dish so cleanup is a breeze," she adds.
"For a long time, my family has been trying to cut down on high-fat foods," relates Lee Ann Berijan of Blaine, Minnesota. "I've tried to use my creativity and my family's love of pasta to provide tasty meals. This light satisfying dish is great after a day in the summer sun."
Crunchy cashews and citrus-seasoned sauce will stir your appetite for this colorful vegetable medley. "My husband requests the meatless entree often," says Dorothy Swanson of St. Louis, Missouri, "so it's on the menu at least once a month."