This colorful easy-to-fix side dish featuring flavorful veggies is a favorite at Lola Lance's house. "I've made it on many special occasions for more than 30 years now," she notes from Zirconia, North Carolina. "What I like best about the recipe is that I can prepare it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge until company comes."—Lola Lance, Zirconia, North Carolina
Everyone around here knows me for this colorful, tasty dish. I serve the peppers with a lot of meals and other times I'll turn it into a salad for a weeknight cookout. —Heather Prendergast, Sundre, Alberta
Cubes of pickled pumpkin make a tasty addition to any meal, according to Myra Innes of Auburn, Kansas. "We like to have this side dish as part of our Thanksgiving feast," she tells. "The recipe's a great way to use up any extra pumpkins you might have on hand," she adds.
"Orange marmalade and walnuts make this chilled cranberry sauce a delightful change from the ordinary," assures Anita Curtis of Camarillo, California. With just five ingredients, it's a simple dish that adds festive color to the table.
You can enjoy a small batch of these sweet crunchy pickles anytime without the work of traditional canning methods. "They're loaded with flavor and so easy to make," assures Marie Wladyka of Land O' Lakes, Florida.
Rich color, a perky texture and tongue-tingling flavor make this relish a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. It's lovely for a special dinner, a ladies luncheon or as a stand-alone salad topped with cottage cheese. It's also a great way to use up holiday cranberries. —Henryetta Lewis
Santa Fe, New Mexico
My grandparents originated this recipe that's been treasured in our family for four generations. It's named after a dance hall they ran in rural Iowa. Whenever I bite into a hot dog or hamburger dressed up with this taste bud-tingling relish, I think of them and their delicious country cooking. —Melinda Winchell, Las Vegas, Nevada