"I like to make these special brussels sprouts when I need a fast dressed-up vegetable side dish," writes Karen Haen of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. "The recipe is sized perfectly for a dinner for my husband, Gene, and me. And it's easy to triple when we're expecting guests."
This vegetable medley has become a family dinner tradition for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Even though our three children are now married, when we get together for the holidays, this dish is always on the menu. It's as important to them as the turkey!
I love brussels sprouts and used to grow them in our garden when my children were small. I created this recipe myself, but I'm always on the lookout for other new ways to prepare sprouts.
-Lynne Howard, Annandale, Virginia
"These mini cabbages are surprisingly big on flavor," notes Tina Repack of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Although the brussels sprouts are very simply seasoned, roasting them caramelizes their natural sugars, giving them a subtle sweetness.
"No one in our family enjoyed brussels sprouts until I served this simply delicious saute," writes Juanita Haugen of Pleasanton, California. "Now it's a favorite at our holiday get-togethers. For a fun alternative, substitute chestnuts for the pecans if you can find them at your grocery store."