I like to make these twice-baked sweet potatoes because they can be prepared ahead of time. With the addition of cream cheese, they are very creamy and not overly sweet. It is so easy to increase the quantity to any number. —Linda Call, Falun, Kansas
Here's a rich, comforting side dish that bakes up golden brown. It's a wonderful recipe for the colder months. I often serve these potatoes with my Swiss Steak.—Mildred Stubbs, Rockingham, North Carolina
I CLIPPED this recipe many years ago, and it remains one of our favorites.
My husband and I love all the ingredients in it, plus it doesn't require a lot of time to prepare. With a simple green salad, it can make a complete meal.
-Donna Brockett, Kingfisher, Oklahoma
WHEN I prepare this delicious carrot recipe, I'm reminded of a fabulous church supper our family attended back in 1942. I had never seen so much delicious food before - truly Southern cooking in full flower. These carrots were one of the side dishes served.
-Billie Scoggins, Long Beach, Mississippi
WE'VE BEEN eating this wonderful side dish for as long as I can remember. It's an old-time recipe from this part of the country, and I like it because of its great flavor and festive color. It complements most any meal, so we enjoy it often.
-Auton Miller, Piney Flats, Tennessee
I OFTEN MAKE this easy potato dish when I invite someone over for lunch. It's a nice accompaniment to salads or sandwiches.
This dish always draws complimentary comments when my lunch guest arrives...the aroma of that touch of onion baking with the potatoes whets the appetite.
-Precious Owens, Elizabethtown, Kentucky
With three boys at home, I no longer have the problem of finding a variety of foods to cook for only two people. But I well remember having to eat casserole leftovers for days when my husband and I were alone. I still have some recipes from those days, and this pared-down dish was a favorite. —Ruth Tacoma, Falmouth, Michigan
MY HUSBAND and I grew up on plain hearty foods, and we both learned early on that simple food, well prepared, maintains good health.
I always felt I was giving my family the best when I prepared this dish. They loved the nutty flavor and chewy texture of the barley, and it was a delicious departure from rice as a side dish.—Elaine Kremenak
Grants Pass, Oregon
MY NIECE suggested I try cooking squash and potatoes together. I found that potatoes really do enhance the flavor of squash.
I made up this recipe, and it turned out to be a keeper—a great side dish for any entree and a complement to other vegetables as well.
THIS SIDE DISH is compatible with any meat entree you serve.
One of my friends gave me this recipe many years ago. I made a few changes, and it has been a family favorite for a long time. This secret of the tasty flavor is the chicken broth. —Norma Poole
MY SISTER introduced me to this recipe several years ago because she knows I love blue cheese.
This dish is a simple way to dress up asparagus, giving it a tangy taste altogether different from the usual cheese sauce. I make it every spring when we have fresh homegrown asparagus. —Leona Luecking
West Burlington, Iowa
I CAME UP with this recipe when looking for a different way to use leftover baked potatoes.
I wanted to do something besides simply frying them or making potato salad, so I found a recipe and added some of my own ingredients. These are the tasty results. —Leonora Wilkie