Meet the Cook: With all the eggs our chickens produce, I could make this omelet every day! I guess I consider it to be mostly a festive dish, but you could fix it anytime...including for a light supper.
Growing up in a big family - seven children - of big eaters, I started cooking early. Now, I have a husband who likes to eat! We're the parents of one son, 8, and two daughters, 6 and 4.
-Melissa Davenport, Campbell, Minnesota
This crisp and tangy salad from our Test Kitchen hits the spot on warm afternoons and evenings. Sprinkling the cucumbers with salt and letting them sit draws out excess water so they stay nice and crisp.
MY GRANDMA often made this light garden salad. I especially like to serve it in spring and summer, when we can use fresh vegetables from our backyard garden.
The tangy Italian dressing is true to tradition. Crisp and refreshing, this salad complements any meal.
-Rosalie Wright, San Jose, California
I'VE USED this recipe since I was married, 47 years ago.
Both my husband and I worked, and we liked to have hearty, hot meals when we came home in the evening.
This was easy and quick to make on busy days. With the amount of potatoes used, there were never any leftovers.
-Alpha Wilson, Roswell, New Mexico
Sheila Parker of Reno, Nevada adds loads of currants to her flaky, attractive scones. Served warm with a drizzle of honey, these gingery treats are a welcome addition to breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea.
Here's an easy and attractive way to spruce up sweet potatoes for your Thanksgiving dinner. Field editor Billie Moss of El Sobrante, California coats the sweet potato wedges with a ginger, cinnamon and brown sugar sauce that's both sweet and spicy.