Because it's so easy to make and includes basic ingredients I usually have on hand, this salad is one I prepare often to serve two. But if I need more servings, it can be doubled or tripled.
-Donna Mundt, Watertown, Wisconsin
A creamy and comforting cheese sauce, with a hint of pepper and nutmeg, coats fettuccine noodles in fine fashion. "This is wonderful as is, but sometimes I like to add sliced fresh mushrooms and black olives that have been sauteed in butter and garlic," notes Jo Gray from Park City, Montana.
This simple side from Heather Sauter of Silver Spring, Maryland is a welcome alternative to green beans, and the pea pods look so pretty tossed with chopped onion. "This dish is a snap to make and tastes like a million bucks," Heather assures.
Onion and cheddar cheese perk up the rich flavor of summer squash in this comforting casserole from Katherine Metz, Jacksonville, Florida (with husband Chuck, at right). A crispy cornflake-crumb topping adds a little crunch.
IT SEEMS carrots are frequently on my menu. They're so easy to work with and are usually on hand.
This is one of my favorite recipes. I got it from a neighbor. We like to share recipes at our potluck suppers while we're eating all those delicious home-cooked dishes.
-Annie Hicks, Zephyrhills, Florida
A handful of ingredients and a microwave are all our home economists needed to create this terrific treatment for fresh snow peas. A bit of lemon juice, some mince garlic and a dash of Italian seasoning make it a perfect addition to any meal.
This hearty side dish will bring good taste and a dash of holiday color to any table, promises Mary Bauer in Wichita, Kansas. “It’s great with almost any entree.”
TIP: Adding a cup of leftover diced chicken to the vegetables makes this a quick lunch or meal-in-itself, suggests Mary.