"As a wife and mother on a busy farm, I like family-pleasing recipes that are simple," says May Anderson of De Valls Bluff, Arkansas. "This is a favorite of ours that came from Liz Cazer, a member of the local 4-H club that I lead."
Fennel makes for a tasty change of pace in this versatile side that goes great with grilled meats. Best of all, it's full of flavor, easy to do and doesn't seem light at all!
—Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen
"We love green beans at our house and enjoy them at least once a week. I'm always experimenting with new ways to fix them," pens Sue Haviland of Lake Mills, Wisconsin. "Garlic cloves and mushrooms lend them delicious flavor in this quick-and-easy dish. I like to steam the beans so they keep most of their nutrients."
"I got this recipe from the mother of one of my college roommates many years ago and filed it away," writes Suzy Mercker of Lawrenceville, Georgia. "I found it one night by accident and made it for dinner. Now it's a staple that I often serve with chicken, beef, pork...or even fish."
"My husband and I love garlic, so we enjoy this pasta dish often," says Donna Yarham of Springfield, Missouri. Crushed red pepper flakes give this meatless fast-to-fix sauce a little kick, but you can adjust the "heat level" to your liking.
This vegetable combination makes a delightful side dish or weekend brunch specialty. "It's long been a favorite with my children," relates Jacque
Capurro of Anchorage, Alaska. "I like it because it's so easy to put together and can easily be lightened up by using reduced-fat ingredients.
“I first tasted this three-ingredient side dish at my aunt’s house,” relates Karen Wren from Freedom, Maine. “I thought they were the sweetest, most tender carrots I’d ever had. I make them all the time now.”