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Berry Fruity Punch

I created this fun punch for a summer boat trip last year…and it was a big hit. Melons and pineapple are a lovely complement to raspberries and strawberries in this refreshing thirst quencher. —Phyllis Shaughnessy of Livonia, New York

Crunchy Veggie Salad

“A friend gave me the recipe for this colorful refreshing salad 30 years ago,” says Gusty Crum of Dover, Ohio. “It’s wonderful alongside baked chicken.”

Better-Than-Butter Sauce

“This savory sauce dresses up any vegetable in a flavorful way,” says Wendy Bohman of Howards Grove, Wisconsin. “I created the recipe when I was dieting and was sick of plain cooked vegetables. The sauce has great taste and minimal fat and calories.”

Double Chocolate Pie

“If you thought your days of luscious chocolate pies were over, think again!” says Carol LaNaye Burnette of Sylvan Springs, Alabama. “This light pudding pie is a rich and creamy treat.”

Low-Fat Chocolate Cookies

These soft cake-like cookies have a mild cocoa flavor and cute chocolate chip topping. Better still, they’re ready fast and have just 2 grams of fat! —Mary Houchin, Lebanon, Illinois Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch 44 servings Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch 44 servings …

Tangy Onion Flowers

4 large sweet onions, peeled 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup coarsely crushed fat-free salad croutons Place the onions root end up on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 7-9 minutes or until …