We owned an organic greenhouse and business that included classes. I had 100 tomato varieties to work with, so I started oven-drying them and taught my students, too. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
“I saw something similar to Favorite Herbed Potatoes prepared on TV and decided to make my own version with herbs I had on hand,” writes Naomi Olson of Hamilton, Michigan. “To cut prep time, I substituted fresh potatoes with canned, and we like it just as much…probably even better.”
"To make my green beans more festive for the holidays, I add dried cranberries," notes field editor Darlene Brenden of Salem, Oregon. "The touch of sweet honey complements the orange peel and tart cranberries."
“My mother used to serve these savory herb potatoes when I was growing up, and she included the recipe in a cookbook she made for me when I got married,” writes Jenelle Piepmeier of Severna Park, Maryland. “They fill the kitchen with a heavenly aroma.”
Better than french fries, these tasty potatoes have just the right touch of garlic and Parmesan cheese. This is the only way my daughter will eat sweet potatoes, and she loves 'em!. —Marie Nicolau Schumacher, Larchmont, New York
“You will win converts to brussels sprouts and enjoy the compliments with this mouthwatering recipe!” writes Carolyn Hannay of Antioch, Tennessee. Citrus and mustard flavor the tasty sauce for this dish, which Carolyn likes to serve with turkey or ham.—Carolyn Hannay, Antioch, Tennessee
My husband was pleasantly surprised when he tried my new twist on beets. The orange and ginger are a surprising compliment, making this particular vegetable a wonderful addition to any holiday table. —Marion Tipton, Phoenix, Arizona
This wonderful vegetable dish, with a touch of curry, has been served in our home for the past decade on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Even folks who say they don't like broccoli or cauliflower enjoy this casserole. It's one of my favorites!
There's just enough butter and sugar in Mom's glazed carrot recipe to bring out the natural sweetness of the popular veggie. With just five ingredients, this recipe is ready to serve in minutes.—Mary Lou Boyce,Wilmington, Delaware