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Macaroni and Cheese for Two

Macaroni and Cheese for Two

Macaroni and Cheese for Two

THIS IS one of those dishes that our family calls "a Mama recipe". My mother rarely consulted a cookbook, so when asked for a recipe, she could only estimate. I've worked out the ingredients to make it for two, but it can easily by doubled. It's simply a good, wholesome dish most folks seem to enjoy. —Betty Allen East Point, Georgia

Creamed Spinach Casserole

Creamed Spinach Casserole

Creamed Spinach Casserole

THIS RECIPE comes from an old cookbook I received as a wedding gift in 1945. As they grew up, my children loved all vegetables, but they often requested spinach served this way. Through the years, it has remained a family favorite. —Jane Everett Pinehurst, North Carolina

Lemon-Basil Carrots

Lemon-Basil Carrots

Lemon-Basil Carrots

THIS IS one of my favorite ways to prepare carrots—simple but flavorful. I devised this recipe since we always seem to have carrots on hand, and the dish has drawn quite a few compliments. Sometimes I'll make extra and add them to my "soup jar" in the freezer—they make a great addition to a batch of homemade soup! —Donna Smith Palisade, Colorado
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Broiled Red Potatoes

Broiled Red Potatoes

Broiled Red Potatoes

MU HUSBAND is a typical "meat and potatoes" man. Tired of the usual mashed or baked potato treatment, I began to experiment in the kitchen, and this recipe is the result. Potatoes prepared this way go well with an omelet for breakfast or a steak for dinner. -Mary Favatella Becker, Mohnton, Pennsylvania

Zucchini Pasta Casserole

Zucchini Pasta Casserole

Zucchini Pasta Casserole

MY HUSBAND is the gardener in our family, and I love to create new recipes with the produce. This dish is the result of one of my efforts during an especially bountiful zucchini harvest. —Nettie Gornick Butler, Pennsylvania

Fresh Green Beans with Mushrooms

Fresh Green Beans with Mushrooms

Fresh Green Beans with Mushrooms

I made this satisfying side dish often when I was single. Now I prepare it for my family. By adding fresh mushrooms, onion, butter and a little pepper, you can easily dress up ordinary green beans.—Denise Albers, Freeburg, Illinois

Baked Vidalia Onion

Baked Vidalia Onion

Baked Vidalia Onion

Served alongside a variety of fish and meat, this tender onion is a nice change of pace. Folks find it a fun and flavorful side dish.—Norma Durham, Rogersville, Tennessee

Cheesy Baked Onions

Cheesy Baked Onions

Cheesy Baked Onions

I FOUND this recipe in the newspaper many years ago. It has been a family favorite ever since. Since it goes well with any meat, it's a good "dish to pass" for family gatherings or potluck suppers. Someone will always ask "Who brought the onions?" -Louise Elliott, Gallipolis, Ohio

Cheddar Souffle

Cheddar Souffle

Cheddar Souffle

MY mother-in-law gave me this recipe many years ago, and I served it to my husband every year on our anniversary. Also on the menu were English muffins with honey, juice and coffee. Now our sons make this souffle, and their children love it for brunch or a light supper. -Dollypearle Martin, Douglastown, New Brunswick

Loaded Potato

Loaded Potato

Loaded Potato

A plain baked potato will seem boring after you've tried a Loaded Potato. The recipe was created by Jill Werle of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan back when she was single. "It goes great with any meat and can even be a quick lunch," informs this field editor.

Asparagus with Sesame

Asparagus with Sesame

Asparagus with Sesame

This recipe turns a super spring vegetable into a more special one. It's nice to treat myself to a 'fancy' side dish with very little work.—Violet Beard, Marshall, Illinois
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