I'VE BEEN a vegetarian for over 20 years and often experiment with flavors compatible to the many vegetables I prepare.
My nephew, who lived with me a year while going to graduate school, thought this was one of my best creations. It's not only beautiful, it's delicious and nutritious, too.
-Louiza Kemyan, Palm Springs, California
This colorful, fresh-tasting side dish is great with chicken and potatoes but would complement just about any meal. My husband and I cook with many different kinds of herbs and have found rosemary to be delightful with carrots.
Making these pops is a fun activity for a children's party because any age can participate. The pops can also be customized for holidays or special occasions by rolling them in coordinating colored sprinkles. —Marcia Porch, Winter Park, Florida
"When cousins visited from Russia, they made us a meal that included this wonderful vegetable salad," relates Rhonda Egler of Mooresville, Indiana. "Its refreshing flavor goes over well at family get-togethers."
"I love this smooth and creamy dip as a party appetizer or anytime snack," comments Polly Lynam-Bloom of Mequon, Wisconsin. The sweet four-ingredient blend is good with any fruit, but especially tasty with tart apples.