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Grandma's Potato Dumplings

Don’t be surprised if you make too many mashed potatoes on purpose. Day-old rolls and leftover spuds are scrumptious the second time around, turned into buttery potato dumplings.—Wendy Stenman
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German Beer Cheese Spread

German Beer Cheese Spread

German Beer Cheese Spread

We’re of German heritage, so we love bold flavors. Cheddar and beer make a tangy dip to serve with pretzels, crackers, pumpernickel and brats. Choose a beer that you really enjoy the flavor of, as it will come through in your finished recipe. —Angela Spengler, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Loaded Stuffed Potato Pancakes

Loaded Stuffed Potato Pancakes

Loaded Stuffed Potato Pancakes

When I make mashed potatoes, I always make extra so I can make these over-the-top pancakes. Fill them with sour cream, ranch dressing, melted cheese—or all three. —Jane McMillan, Dania Beach, Florida

Oktoberfest Red Cabbage

Oktoberfest Red Cabbage

Oktoberfest Red Cabbage

Four generations of our family celebrate Oktoberfest. We love this tart and sweet dish of red cabbage and apples, also known as rotkohl. —Diana Likes, Chandler, Arizona

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Spiced Red Cabbage

Spiced Red Cabbage

Spiced Red Cabbage

When it comes to vegetable dishes, this traditional one is at the top of my list. The wonderful sweet-sour aroma and taste remind me of home. Plus, it looks so pretty on the table. -Karin Cousineau, Burlington, North Carolina

Stuffed Pork Burgers

Stuffed Pork Burgers

Stuffed Pork Burgers

Having raised hogs in the past, I've served pork often and in a variety of ways. Everyone who has sampled these burgers agrees that they are the best.—Jean Smith, Monona, Iowa

Sausage Bean Delight

Sausage Bean Delight

Sausage Bean Delight

One of our children recently declared she doesn't like green beans. But she eagerly digs into this tempting dish.
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Slow Cooked Beef

Slow Cooked Beef

Slow Cooked Beef

Susan Garoutte of Georgetown, Texas serves this popular German entree with potato pancakes and vegetables. Crushed gingersnaps, lemon and vinegar give the marinated slow-cooked beef an gravy their appetizing sweet-sour flavor.

Chicken 'n' Dumplings with Sour Cream Gravy

Chicken 'n' Dumplings with Sour Cream Gravy

Chicken 'n' Dumplings with Sour Cream Gravy

This recipe has been in my family for years. My mother, who is of Czech descent, made this saucy chicken when I was a child. Now my daughters make it for their own families.

Swiss-Stuffed Chops

Swiss-Stuffed Chops

Swiss-Stuffed Chops

"These delectable chops are easy, yet they taste like you've fussed," says field editor Joan Hallford from North Richland Hills, Texas.

Asparagus Beef Stroganoff

Asparagus Beef Stroganoff

Asparagus Beef Stroganoff

Becky Upchurch of Waco, Texas prepares this tasty all-in-one dish for the presentation and flavor it offers. "It's a great way to incorporate vegetables into a meal," she writes.

Contest-Winning German Chocolate Pie

Contest-Winning German Chocolate Pie

Contest-Winning German Chocolate Pie

Thanksgiving dinner at our house includes an average of 25 guests and a dozen different pies. This one has all the luscious flavor of German chocolate cake. A friend who tried it told me he wanted it to be his birthday pie from now on.—Debbie Clay, Farmington, New Mexico

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts

Even kids are likely to go for this microwave-quick and cheesy vegetable side dish! Margaret Wilson - Hemet, California

Crunchy Kraut Salad

Crunchy Kraut Salad

Crunchy Kraut Salad

Anyone who likes sauerkraut will enjoy this salad. I serve it as a side dish with ham, any kind of sausage or a sandwich. -Mrs. J.B. Culwell, Arlington, Texas

Crunchy Pork and Rice Salad

Crunchy Pork and Rice Salad

Crunchy Pork and Rice Salad

"Cool and refreshing"—that describes this leftovers salad pretty well! It's full of cold ingredients. Prepare it as a side dish or serve it along with homemade bread as a main course. I frequently make my salad for family luncheons. That's only appropriate—the recipe was passed down to me by my mom, who got it from her mom! I'm a full-time wife and mom (plus home-school teacher!) with five sons, who range in age from 9 to 1.

Lebkuchen

Lebkuchen

Lebkuchen

It's tradition for my family to get together on Thanksgiving weekend and bake these spice-filled treats. The recipe came from my great-grandmother. —Esther Kempker, Jefferson City, Missouri

Waldorf Stuffed Ham

Waldorf Stuffed Ham

Waldorf Stuffed Ham

I couldn’t resist trying something new for this contest, and this recipe just popped into my head. I served it to my husband, and he said it’s a keeper. —Colleen Vrooman, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Potato Kale Sausage Soup

Potato Kale Sausage Soup

Potato Kale Sausage Soup

When autumn falls upon Fountain Valley, California, Susan Pursell simmers up this comforting soup. The hearty sausage slices, white kidney beans and colorful kale will keep your gang asking for seconds.
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