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"The key to enjoying food is to slow down, take a sip of wine, linger. As an artist, I think presentation is just as important
as taste. I like to take the time to plate things nicely―if the salad looks beautiful, it just tastes better." ―Michele Zanta,
View Recipe: Fresh Mediterranean Salad
"I simply love the taste of this unique little vegetable. The recipe has a bit of lemony tang, and I opt for a Vidalia onion
to complement that flavor. The easy preparation ensures that the dish comes out the same every time you make it. " ―Nikki
LoRé, Rochester, NY
View Recipe: Braised Baby Artichokes
“I make a fairly traditional Sunday meal of chicken and potatoes for my family. I hated to see the leftovers go to waste,
so I used the mashed potatoes to create these delicious rolls. I experimented with 10 variations before settling on this version.
My kids and husband love the rolls so much that they never last until Tuesday!” ―Catherine McMichael, Saginaw, Mich.
View Recipe: Monday Morning Potato Rolls and Bread
"Organic tomatoes bring the best flavor to this vegetarian dish. I pick them straight from my garden, but you can substitute
canned diced tomatoes." ―Judy Holder, Elk City, Okla.
View Recipe: Black-Eyed Pea Salad
"I am continually looking for ways to incorporate more omega-3s and whole wheat into my diet. Making yeast breads has always
been an important tradition in my family, and I enjoy working with more nutrient-rich ingredients for this part of our meal."
―Melissa Hinrichs, Omaha, Nebraska
View Recipe: Oatmeal Knots
Video: Melissa Hinrichs shares the story behind her recipe
"I created this make-ahead dish to have after a long day at work. Snow peas can be substituted for the beans. Garnish with
a cilantro sprig."
―Linda Dalton, Stoughton, MA
View Recipe: Asian Green Bean Salad
Video: Linda Dalton shares the story behind her recipe
"My husband doesn't like mayonnaise, so I created a potato salad with a vinaigrette. I experimented and realized how little
oil I need. Add the dressing while the potatoes are still hot. It really helps the vinegar permeate the potatoes."
―Elsie Gonto, Savannah, Georgia
View Recipe: Light and Fresh Potato Salad
Video: Elsie Gonto shares the story behind her recipe
"This slaw is a healthier version of an original family recipe. It is creamy and delicious, and takes about five minutes to
―Kelly McWherter, Houston, TX
View Recipe: New-Fashioned Apple and Raisin Slaw
"I made a poached pear dessert and thought the pears would be delightful in a salad. If white balsamic vinegar is not available,
Champagne vinegar works well, too."
―Margee Berry, Trout Lake, WA
View Recipe: Poached Pear and Greens Salad
"I omitted the heavy cream that is usually found in tomato soups in order to make this recipe lighter. I don't miss it because
pureeing creates a nice, creamy texture."
―Theresa Larsen, Redlands, CA
View Recipe: Theresa's Double-Tomato Soup
"This hearty soup has a wonderful flavor because the vegetables are roasted first, which caramelizes and intensifies the taste."
―Bev Jones, Brunswick, MO
View Recipe: Roasted Vegetable-Rosemary Chicken Soup
"I worked at a natural foods market and discovered all kinds of new grains. Since then, I have been experimenting in the kitchen
and came up with this recipe during the peak of summer's harvest."
―Margee Berry, White Salmon, WA
View Recipe: Colorful Quick Quinoa Grecian Salad
"I think recipes should appeal to a wide range of tastes. This one is excellent in the summer."
―Christina Keyes, Española, NM
View Recipe: Asian Coleslaw