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I came up with this dish by downsizing my recipe for a crowd. I experimented with amounts, adding and deleting until I got it just right. This is a great side dish that goes well with any meat.
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Herbed New Potatoes

Herbed New Potatoes

Herbed New Potatoes

"I make these potatoes often for my husband and me. They're easy to prepare and have a nice dill flavor," writes Vi Neiding of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin. "We eagerly await the start of farmers market season to get garden-fresh new potatoes."

Marinated Carrots

Marinated Carrots

Marinated Carrots

—Shannon Emmanuel, Charlotte, North Carolina

Breakfast Potatoes

Breakfast Potatoes

Breakfast Potatoes

These cheesy, hearty potatoes are a super morning side dish. Because they take no time to fix, I prepare them often for me and my husband. They go great with just about any type of entree.—Judy Dupree, Thief River Falls, Minnesota
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Ham Stuffed Acorn Squash

Ham Stuffed Acorn Squash

Ham Stuffed Acorn Squash

“At the end of the growing season, we always have a few acorn squash remaining," says Laurina Jo Tucker of La Marque, Texas. "I usually bake the squash with butter and honey, but decided to try something more savory and I came up with this.”

Sweet Onion Rice Casserole

Sweet Onion Rice Casserole

Sweet Onion Rice Casserole

We pared down this creamy onion casserole from Julie Rea of Battle Ground, Washington. It’s warm, comforting and perfect for a cool evening. "Everyone who tries it, loves it," Julie says.

Spicy Mashed Potatoes

Spicy Mashed Potatoes

Spicy Mashed Potatoes

“While cleaning the freezer one day, I uncovered extra filling I had used in an appetizer. I decided to add it to the mashed potatoes for dinner…and it became an immediate favorite,” relates Laurie Balcom of Lynden, Washington.

Zippy Carrots

Zippy Carrots

Zippy Carrots

THIS RECIPE originally didn't call for green pepper, but when I was making it one time, I noticed some in the refrigerator and decided to add it. It gave a little extra zip, so I've kept it a part of the recipe. This makes ordinary carrots special and adds nice color to a meal. -Mina Dyck, Boissevain, Manitoba

Lemon-Studded Artichokes

Lemon-Studded Artichokes

Lemon-Studded Artichokes

For a change-of-pace side dish or appetizer, microwave some artichokes. Lorraine Galazyk of South Surrey, British Columbia flavors them with lemon slices and garlic butter, which is great for dipping.

Three-Veggie Skillet

Three-Veggie Skillet

Three-Veggie Skillet

To try out the Gourmet Grillware, our Test Kitchen came up with this simple side dish featuring tender roasted vegetables with a hint of seasoning. The veggies are great alongside many entrees. You can also prepare this dish in a cast-iron skillet.

Savory String Beans

Savory String Beans

Savory String Beans

I LOVE making this dish when I can pick the beans right out of the garden and put them into the pot. The fresh taste is unbeatable. I've also made it with beans purchased at the store. Either way, you'll find this recipe a winner. There's no need for any extra seasonings at the table. -Ina Reed, Kingman, Arizona

Garlic-Oregano Grilled Potato Fans

Garlic-Oregano Grilled Potato Fans

Garlic-Oregano Grilled Potato Fans

Turn everyday baked potatoes into an impressive grilled delight with this simple and flavorful treatment. Jennifer Black-Ortiz of San Jose, California shares the recipe.
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