The perfect taste of summer, this colorful side dish is sure to please. The spinach and tomato, combined with the Parmesan cheese, give it a fabulous fresh flavor. My daughter especially loves this dish, which I make often. —Ila Mae Alderman, Galax, Virginia
We grow pea pods, and I wanted to use them in something other than stir-fries...this fit the bill! I've carried it to church potlucks and received compliments on its pretty orange glaze and fresh taste.
-Josie Smith of Winamac, Indiana
This an old family recipe that everyone still looks forward to. The satisfying combination of brown rice, pearl barley and bulgur makes this tasty side dish special enough for company.
-Mary Knudson of Bermuda Dunes, California
Garlic, basil and oregano add pizzazz to this savory side dish. The pasta is tender and moist, and there's plenty of cheese flavor. I like to serve it alongside steaks or chicken.
Concord, North Carolina
I wanted a different side dish one night, so I dressed up my usual scalloped potatoes with bacon, green onion and extra cheese. Microwaving speeds things up, but you can save even more time by preparing it a day early.
This colorful veggie recipe happened by accident. One evening , I didn't have room on the grill for all the things I wanted to prepare, so I threw two of the dishes together and came up with this medley. It goes great with any grilled meat. —Pam Gaspers, Hastings, Nebraska
Here in Iowa, asparagus patches grow wild along the roads. My husband and I often go asparagus hunting on Saturday and Sunday mornings. A tangy mustard sauce complements the fresh asparagus in this easy recipe.
Ida Grove, Iowa