THIS IS one of my favorite ways to prepare carrots—simple but flavorful. I devised this recipe since we always seem to have carrots on hand, and the dish has drawn quite a few compliments. Sometimes I'll make extra and add them to my "soup jar" in the freezer—they make a great addition to a batch of homemade soup! —Donna Smith
Three Loaves in One from our Test Kitchen is just that. It lets you make three mini quick breads-blueberry, zucchini and cinnamon-with one basic batter. You simply mix up the batter, divide it among three small loaf pans and add the flavor ingredients. You can enjoy one bread today and freeze the other two for another meal…or whenever you crave a healthy snack.
"I made this salad one day when a friend called and said she wanted to come over," relates Kristin Troyer of Woodland, Washington. "I ran to the garden, picked the veggies and put it together in less than 30 minutes!"
For a dazzling summer dessert, you can’t beat juicy strawberries and fresh whipped cream over homemade shortcake. “My father added even more indulgence to this recipe by buttering the shortcake," notes Shirley Joan Helfenbein of Lapeer, Michigan.
Stefanie Whitlatch knew the recipe for these tasty, tender chops was a keeper the first time she tried it at home in Cody, Wyoming. “The chops turned out to be delicious, and they go with almost any kind of side dish,” she notes.
“Fresh asparagus is a rarity in our small town, but when I find it at the store, I make this colorful stir-fry,” says Judy Stashko of Mayerthorpe, Alberta. “Even folks who don’t like asparagus will enjoy this.”
WE have hearty beef eaters in our family and this recipe is always a winner. Freshly cracked pepper really brings out the flavor and the touch of vinegar and Worcestershire sauce make these steaks perfect.