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Bacon-Mushroom Brussels Sprouts

Bacon-Mushroom Brussels Sprouts

Bacon-Mushroom Brussels Sprouts

I discovered this recipe while watching a cooking show some years ago. The first time I served it, my guests raved and were surprised when I told them it was brussels sprouts. —Tangee Zayas-Thaler Silver Lake, Ohio

Sweet Pepper Rice

Sweet Pepper Rice

Sweet Pepper Rice

This tasty, colorful side dish is a lovely complement to many entrees. The peppers and rice make a nice texture, with a sprinkling of parsley for a gourmet touch. —Betty Nickeles, Tampa, Florida

Tangy-Buttered Green Beans

Tangy-Buttered Green Beans

Tangy-Buttered Green Beans

Years ago, my mother helped assemble a church cookbook, and this recipe was submitted by a family friend. Mom tried it on husband and kids and we all liked it. These ingredients work well with any type of green bean...frozen, canned or fresh. —Beth Allard Belmont, New Hampshire
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Quick Marinated Mushrooms

Quick Marinated Mushrooms

Quick Marinated Mushrooms

This recipe came to me from a dear friend. I use these flavorful mushrooms as a side dish or to garnish an entree. They're always a big hit at potlucks. —Sylvia Raynor, Corvalis, Oregon

Honey Carrots

Honey Carrots

Honey Carrots

This colorful dish has a wonderful combination of flavors. The tarragon and lemon add zest and the honey sweetens the carrots—a perfect balance. —Musette Colberg Staten Island, New York

Zucchini Carrrot Couscous

Zucchini Carrrot Couscous

Zucchini Carrrot Couscous

Our test kitchen home economists developed the recipe for this colorful side dish. Sauteed vegetables add texture and crunch to the quick-cooking couscous.

Orange Ginger Carrots

Orange Ginger Carrots

Orange Ginger Carrots

Lightly glazed and seasoned with orange juice, honey and ginger, these tender carrots from our Test Kitchen make a lovely, low-fat side dish that appeals to all ages. This colorful dish will dress up a variety of meat entrees.

Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash

Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash

Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash

With a maple syrup and brown sugar glaze, this squash becomes pleasantly sweet. This is comfort food—easy to prepare and a tasty pairing with a pork entree. —Nancy Mueller, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

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.

Carrots 'n' Celery with Pecans

Carrots 'n' Celery with Pecans

Carrots 'n' Celery with Pecans

This tasty side dish makes my holiday meal complete. When I first tried the recipe, it was instantly a "keeper".

Cheesy Pepper Quesadillas

Cheesy Pepper Quesadillas

Cheesy Pepper Quesadillas

Denise Kubinski of Garfield Heights, Ohio came up with this recipe for her employer, a catering firm that serves the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. "We sometimes add grilled chicken," she says.
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