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RECIPE BOX: Microwave Vidalia onions for a quick side dish

Staff Photo: Julie Wells. It only takes 6 minutes to prepare this Vidalia onion recipe in the microwave.

Staff Photo: Julie Wells. It only takes 6 minutes to prepare this Vidalia onion recipe in the microwave.

I've heard all kinds of tips on how not to cry while cutting an onion -- make sure the onion is cold first; cut the onion at a certain angle; wear sunglasses while cutting the onion. I've tried them all.

But this week, I found the most sure fire way of not crying while cutting the onion -- you get your husband to do it. Hey, and it worked too!

So what do you do with a 25-pound bag of Vidalia onions you've purchased from the Rotary club? Well, you bake them, fry them, chop them, give some away. Still, we found ourselves with half a bag left.

Kevin, the onion chopper and my sweet husband, and I found a recipe in one of the cookbooks that was passed onto us when we got married. It is the cookbook that was his grandmother's.

If you have the Conyers First United Methodist cookbook "Feed His Sheep," then you've got a great cook book and this is where we discovered this recipe.

It takes no time to prepare it and even less time to cook it. If you are tired of eating onions the same old way, this recipe helps to bring a totally different flavor to your next onion fest.

So, lets recap. Have the husband cut the onion, you get the rest of the ingredients together, stuff the onion accordingly, cook it and enjoy.

Don't forget, the Recipe Box is always looking for more recipes to fill up the box, so submit those recipes to julie.wells@rockdalecitizen.com or you may mail in your favorite recipe to The Rockdale Citizen, 969 South Main St., Conyers, Ga. 30012.