This dish is a favorite of ours because it suits both my husband's and my tastes. We love the touch of sweet flavor with cabbage. The apple adds color, and it's a compatible side dish with ham and baked or sweet potatoes.
-Mary Skram, Columbia, Missouri
IN our early years of marriage, my husband asked me to make bean salad "like his mother's". I've tried many versions, but this is the one our whole family likes best.
In the past, I'd can about 50 quarts of green beans every year, but now my husband suggests I can only enough to keep making this salad.
-Lorraine Mix, Remer, Minnesota
A cookbook recipe called for ingredients I didn’t have on hand, so I improvised and came up with this. I often make it for friends at church, and I’ve shared the recipe many times.
-Jean Sullivan, Denver, Colorado
Green beans blend nicely with the broccoli, carrots, red onion and sweet potato in this well-seasoned side dish. "I created this colorful combination from the last remaining items in our refrigerator before a long vacation," says Jennifer Maslowski, New York, New York.
You don't need to turn on the oven for this lasagna, so it's perfect for summer. The noodles and sauce are simply layered on a plate...even my husband can make it! This is a satisfying vegetarian entree.
-Norma Montgomery, Groveland, California
This delicious dish from field editor Cassandra Corridon of Frederick, Maryland is chockfull of crisp-tender vegetables that are delicately seasoned with garlic, cheese and chicken broth. You can serve it either as a colorful side dish or a meatless main course.
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