IN SUMMER when it's peak time for fresh ripe tomatoes, this is the salad to serve!
Meaty tomatoes topped with a touch of this dressing will bring on the rave reviews. This tasty salad is also cool and colorful.
-Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana
I like to make this side dish when I want to add some color to my meal. The touch of maple syrup is a nice surprise and so compatible with the carrot flavor. The crunch of pecans adds a special touch.
-Sharon Bickett, Chester, South Carolina
My mother created delicious dishes based on whatever was in the refrigerator or on the shelf. This recipe is one she tried and kept, and it became our traditional Sunday dinner. She increased the ingredients proportionately to the number of people she invited after church...usually all the aunts, uncles and cousins.
-Esther Lux, Lead, South Dakota
The first time I tried this recipe was years ago when we were going to my in-laws for a Mother's Day dinner. We've made a few adjustments to the original recipe, only improving on the great taste.
-Paulette Barnett, Guelph, Ontario
When you have a taste for ham but don't want to have lots of leftovers, reach for this recipe. Individual ham slices make just the right amount and take just minutes to cook.—Lorraine Carr, Seattle, Washington
WHEN our two children went away to school, I had to learn how to adjust my recipes for just my husband and me. There were too many leftovers!
I started gathering recipes with smaller amounts, and my daughter was on the lookout for me, also. This is one she sent, and I make it often.
-Eleanor Carroll, Ellicott City, Maryland
SERVED WITH buttered noodles and some fruit, this delicious, satisfying "meal in one" is easy to prepare.
The green of the squash remains true to color through the cooking process, so it's pretty on the plate. It's a favorite when I'm cooking for just the two of us. —Linda Gaido
New Brighton, Pennsylvania
THIS delicious dish was served by my sister-in-law years ago for her daughter's graduation party.
She shared the recipe with me, and I've made it many times, adjusting it to the number of people I'm serving. The secret ingredient is horseradish, which gives the dressing a little zing!
-Norma Sliper, Moorhead, Minnesota
THIS SALAD is ideal for one or two people, but I've often increased the recipe to take to potlucks.
For variety, I'll sometimes add chopped pickles or shredded cheese. In summer, fresh tomatoes add color and flavor.
-Ruth Griggs, South Hill, Virginia