Since we're retired, we travel out of state in summer to visit our children and grandchildren. But we're here all winter long while plenty of broccoli is in the fields. This is one of our favorite recipes.—Jean Gaines, Bullhead City, Arizona
I've always loved eating spinach—it's grown here in our area. When I saw an announcement of a spinach cooking contest, I made up this recipe to enter. I was delighted when my colorful, tangy salad took the grand prize!
—Emily Fields, Santana, California
"Fresh tasting...so colorful...delicious dressing" are some of the compliments I get whenever I serve this broccoli salad with a meal or take it to a church dinner. Although I use many other good salad recipes, I'm especially fond of this one. —Esther Shank, Harrisonville, Virginia
My mom and her cousin developed this tangy dressing many years ago. It really perks up salad greens and holds together well once mixed. Everyone wants the recipe once they try it.
-Linda Nilsen, Anoka, Minnesota
This refreshing beautiful salad has become a favorite of everyone who's tried it. My bowl always comes home empty when I take this salad to a party or cookout. This recipe is a great way to take advantage of fresh fruit at its best.
-Gail Sellers, Savannah, Georgia
Instead of turning to store-bought salad dressings that lack freshness and flavor, try this easy dressing. This simple homemade topping adds tangy flavor to an ordinary lettuce salad.—Mrs Robert Lieske, Ripon, Wisconsin
Here's an easy-to-make potato salad that features a fresh, zippy tarragon dressing instead of the traditional mayonnaise. This is one of my husband's favorite recipes. I like to bring along a large bowlful for picnics, potlucks and backyard barbecues.—Cheryl Ruhr, Brookfield, Missouri
This unique salad goes fast at potlucks. It's pretty with the broccoli, mushrooms, red onions and olives. It has a great crunch, and the dressing is quick to make. When time is short and you want something delicious, this recipe fills the bill.
-Marilyn Fields, Groveland, California
For a delightful fruit salad that's a snap to prepare, give this recipe a try. The sweet combination, topped with onion and a tangy dressing, is one family and friends ask for often. It's also one of my favorites to serve.
-Lois Rutherford, St. Augustine, Florida