"Broccoli grows abundantly during the long summer days here in Alaska," Heidi Doudna explains from Fairbanks. "I like to harvest it and freeze it along with julienned carrots, so this is always ready to go. The two vegetables are wonderful together, and the judges at our state fair even awarded this dish a first prize."
In Defuniak Springs, Florida, Alice DePauw jazzes up baked potatoes with this rich topping. “It’s easy, fast and everyone really enjoys it,” she notes. “It makes potatoes a little more special. For added zip, I use Miracle Whip instead of mayonnaise.”
Janet Doherty’s sweet Sidesaddle Pork ‘n’ Beans makes a hearty, lickety-split side dish and brings real barbecue flavor to the table any time of year. “My family loves this recipe and always requests it for special get-togethers or holidays,” adds the Belpre, Ohio cook.
These will please even picky eaters, so get ready to receive lots of compliments! “The cheese sauce is great with other veggies—like summer squash or potatoes, too." Crystal Sheckles-Gibson - Beespring, Kentucky
Marie Rizzio shows us how to enjoy seasonal flavors with her cheesy saute, an easy-to-prepare recipe that “makes use of fresh squash, grape tomatoes and flavorful basil.” —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan