Yellow squash, green asparagus and red onion help usher in the flavors of springtime. For an Asian flavor twist, substitute soy sauce for the balsamic vinegar (adjusting the salt due to the soy sauce). Use red pepper flakes for a little added heat. —Billy Hensley, Mount Carmel, Tennessee
Cooking with corn brings back memories for me...my family grew corn on the farm where I grew up in North Carolina. I remember picking up corn the picker left behind in fall. This recipe is a colorful side dish for anyone who loves vegetables.
My German grandmother taught me to cook, and she used bacon drippings in almost every recipe, even cookies! I happened upon this concoction one summer Sunday afternoon when our neighbors gave us a bumper crop of vegetables from their garden. Naturally I stared with grandmother's favorite ingredient...bacon!
I learned to cook when I was growing up on a dairy farm and was a member of 4-H. This is one of my favorite recipes—it makes good use of the abundance of squash we always seem to have in summer and fall. You'll also find it freezes well.—Marilyn Stroud, Larsen, Wisconsin
I was born and raised on a farm in Iowa but have been a California resident for many years. Southwestern-style recipes like these chicken fajitas soon became family favorites. I like to serve them with salsa and guacamole.
This is a special dish that we enjoy often. A bed of noodles is covered with a creamy cheese sauce, tender squash and strips of chicken that've been stir-fired with flavorful herbs. It's delicious and pretty too!
—Pam Hall, Elizabeth City, North Carolina