Take a break from ordinary steamed brussels sprouts by combining them with raisins and a slightly tart dressing. Thinly slicing the sprouts makes them appeal to people who normally don't like the texture.—Michaela Rosenthal, Woodland Hills, California
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!
"The tangy lemon glaze and toasted almonds make this easy vegetable dish popular at my table," explains Trisha Kruse from her kitchen in Boise, Idaho. "It even pleases those who say they don't care for brussels sprouts."
“I love brussels sprouts, but my family does not,” relates Anne Baines. So the Kennesaw, Georgia cook dresses up the steamed sprouts with crunchy bread crumbs, smoky bacon and cheddar cheese. “When I prepare them this way, they come back for seconds!” she assures.
From Warner Robins, Georgia, Debbie Marrone shares this delicious take on a seasonal standby. "Topped with a tangy sauce and mixed with mushrooms, these brussels sprouts are so tasty that even children enjoy them," she says.
Brussesls sprouts for a radiant glow? Not only do Brussels sprouts help protect against cancer due to the potent phytochemical, sulfoaphane, but they can also promote healthier skin. They are a great source of vitamin C, vitamin A and beta carotene, all of which contribute to healthier skin.
For a pretty side dish, try this lovely combination of fresh vegetables from Page Alexander of Baldwin City, Kansas. Tossed with a buttery sauce seasoned with lemon and dill, the delicious and nutritious blend cooks in minutes on the stove.