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Lemony Vegetable Kabobs with Butter Sauce

My children love to eat food they’ve helped prepare. Get your kids involved by letting them skewer the colorful veggies...


Savory Marinated Mushroom Salad

2 reviews

Packed with mushrooms and loads of crunchy colorful ingredients, this salad is perfect at picnics and parties. It keeps so...


Roasted Pepper Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

8 reviews

I created this colorful salad for a 4-H project and took it all the way to the state competition, where...


Marinated Cheese

9 reviews

This special appetizer always makes it to our neighborhood parties and is the first to disappear at the buffet table....

Portobello Pockets

2 reviews

“This savory recipe is one of my fall favorites,“ raves Elissa Armbruster in Medford, New Jersey. “It’s quick, easy and...


Summertime Slaw

7 reviews

As a change from mayonnaise-laden slaw, I created this refreshing alternative. It uses many of the garden vegetables I grow,...

Favorite Marinated Mushrooms

3 reviews

Brenda Snyder from Hesston, Pennsylvania notes, "This is a nice way to serve mushrooms as an appetizer...and it also makes...


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Pickled Veggie Salad

1 review

“One year I created this recipe to use up an overabundance of brussels sprouts. My family asked for seconds, so...


Chilled Marinated Asparagus

2 reviews

"My mother had surgery a few years back in spring, so my two sisters and I were challenged to prepare...


Spectacular Overnight Slaw

28 reviews

To come up with this dish, I used a number of different recipes, plus some ideas of my own. It's...

Sweet-Sour Pasta Salad

9 reviews

Fresh garden vegetables add color and crunch to this attractive salad. Its pleasant vinaigrette-type dressing is sparked with ground mustard...


Special Grilled Veggies

"I fixed this colorful side dish on Father's Day one year and it has been requested many times since," says...


Marinated Carrots

2 reviews

—Shannon Emmanuel, Charlotte, North Carolina


Grilled Veggie Tortilla Wraps

You don't have to be a vegetarian to appreciate the wholesome goodness of these wraps. The tasty tortillas, stuffed with...


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Grilled Vegetable Platter

39 reviews

The best of summer in one dish! This pretty grilled vegetable recipe is meant for entertaining. Grilling brings out their...

Mixed Bean Salad

7 reviews

Making this colorful salad a day ahead gives it time to marinate. We love its flavorful tangy-sweet dressing.