"Tomato juice gives extra flavor to this wonderful soup that is so quick and easy to prepare," comments Clara Honeyager of Mukwonago, Wisconsin. "I found the recipe many years ago in a tomato recipe book of my mother's and have shared it with many people."
My home state is famous for cheese, which I use in many recipes such as this creamy soup. Cheddar gives it a sunny color and tantalizing taste. A good meal starter, it's also a great choice for a light lunch or supper when teamed with a salad and bread.
-Mark Trinklein, Racine, Wisconsin
"This bright and colorful salsa tastes so fresh, it's a welcome change from the store-bought varieties," says Shelly Platten of Amherst, Wisconsin. "It's wonderful served with tortilla chips. I usually make a double batch since my husband and our two children can't seem to get enough of it."
Cilantro and cumin give this delightful salad a Mexican flair. Served in hollowed-out tomatoes, the tasty bean blend makes a pretty addition to a ladies' luncheon or special-occasion meal. Garlic lovers might want to add a second clove.
-Audrey Green Ballon, Kentwood, Louisiana