From Garden to Table: Recipes from Your Backyard

Bell Peppers

How Stuff Works recommends starting your pepper plants indoors about eight weeks before you want to move them outside, where you should place them in full sun after the last frost. Prefer your peppers red or yellow as opposed to green? Let them stay on the plant longer: The reds are the most ripe, while the greens are picked before they reach their full color.

Try them in: Grilled Red Bell Pepper Dip; Turkey Sandwiches with Roasted Bell Peppers; Lighter Stuffed Peppers; Three Pepper Steak.