Turn the fresh flavors of a Greek salad into a warm dish for cold winter nights. I like to make a large batch, freeze them, then simply drop into simmering water for dinner in five minutes! —Carla Mendres, Winnipeg, Manitoba
These "S"-shaped super flaky butter pastries filled with almond paste and topped with crunchy sugar are popular in both Iowa and Holland during the Christmas season. Here's a recipe that will let you make and enjoy them all year round. —Shirley De Lange, Byron Center, Michigan
Sometimes, simple is best. That's how I feel about this quick and refreshing summertime salad - a delightful dressing lets the garden-fresh vegetables star. It takes only a few minutes to arrange the slices attractively on a bed of lettuce.
-Dorothy Bateman, Carver, Massachusetts
Layers of red and green make this festive salad a favorite during the Christmas season. Kids are sure to find it fun to eat, and adults will enjoy the combination of sweet-tart flavors.
—Jenny Hughson, Mitchell, Nebraska
When your conventional oven is filled with the turkey and side dishes, these dressed-up brussels sprouts can be prepared in the microwave. I think you will agree the cheese topping makes these sprouts special enough to include in a holiday meal.
-Gloria Warczak, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
My great-aunt gave me the recipe for this rich, fruity salad, which goes especially well with a ham dinner. Before I even tasted it, I knew it would be good. I've never walked away from her kitchen disappointed.
—Carolyn Shepherd, O'Neill, Nebraska
Made in the bread machine, this moist loaf has nice texture and great flavor. The cheese also gives the bread an appealing light orange tint. It smells so good while baking that I can hardly wait until it's done and cool enough to slice!
-Catherine Dawe, Kent, Ohio
"My daughters and I get together on Friday nights to try out new recipes, and we like to use a lot of herbs," says field editor Harriet Stichter of Milford, Indiana. "I don't care for mashed potatoes, but sage and onion make these irresistible."