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Grilled Beer Brats with Kraut

I made this for my son’s 21st birthday bonfire, which included a dozen buddies. The kraut topping flavors are fabulous. — Keeley Weber, Sterling Heights, Michigan
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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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Low-Sodium Red Cabbage with Apples

Low-Sodium Red Cabbage with Apples

Low-Sodium Red Cabbage with Apples

Looking for a tasty, lower-in-sodium alternative to sauerkraut to serve with pork entrees? Try this colorful side dish with the slightly sweet flavor of apples. Michelle Dougherty - Lewiston, Idaho

Sausage Cabbage Soup

Sausage Cabbage Soup

Sausage Cabbage Soup

My family often requests this satisfying soup. I've served it to guests for lunch and as a cold-weather Sunday supper. It's really good with a tossed green salad and a crusty loaf of bread. -Stella Garrett, Orlando, Florida

Pork Chops with Apples

Pork Chops with Apples

Pork Chops with Apples

These moist tender chops get delicious flavor from Dijon mustard, onions and apple slices. Or try replacing the apples with pineapple rings for an appealing variation. I like to serve mashed sweet potatoes with this main course, along with a simple salad.
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Chocolate Pizza Candy

Chocolate Pizza Candy

Chocolate Pizza Candy

—Norma Oosting, Holland, Michigan Suggest that red and/or green candied cherries could be used. (Original photo had both; current photo only had red).

Wilted Green Salad

Wilted Green Salad

Wilted Green Salad

"My husband refused to eat wilted lettuce until I read this recipe suggested by a friend," says field editor La Vonne Hegland of St. Michael, Minnesota. "He likes this milder dressing with just a subtle hint of vinegar. Turkey bacon adds a satisfying crunch."

German Spice Cookies

German Spice Cookies

German Spice Cookies

These chewy spice cookies are great with coffee and taste even better the next day. The recipe has been a family favorite for more than 40 years.

Dijon-Dill Brussels Sprouts

Dijon-Dill Brussels Sprouts

Dijon-Dill Brussels Sprouts

"I added my own touches, including crunchy water chestnuts, to this recipe from a friend," remarks Audrey Thibodeau of Mesa, Arizona. "The tender brussels sprouts get winning flavor from lemon, dill and Dijon mustard."

Grilled Rosemary Pork Roast

Grilled Rosemary Pork Roast

Grilled Rosemary Pork Roast

When the family's coming or we're expecting guests for dinner, I often serve this flavorful grilled pork roast—and it's always a winner! Chopped apple and sweet honey complement the rosemary and garlic. —Christine Wilson Sellersville, Pennsylvania

Reuben Brunch Bake

Reuben Brunch Bake

Reuben Brunch Bake

I created this when I wanted something different for a graduation brunch for two of our sons. When I realized I had most of the ingredients on hand for the Reuben dip I usually make, i decided to use them in a brunch casserole instead! Everyone asked for the recipe.

Pork Roast with Apple-Mushroom Sauce

Pork Roast with Apple-Mushroom Sauce

Pork Roast with Apple-Mushroom Sauce

The smooth sauce combines two old recipes from my extensive collection and pairs perfectly with tender pork slices. This is a terrific entree for special dinner parties.

Fresh Plum Kuchen

Fresh Plum Kuchen

Fresh Plum Kuchen

In late summer when plums are in season, this tender fruit-topped cake is delectable! The plum slices look so appealing arranged in circles on top. For variety, I sometimes substitute fresh pear or apple slices instead.

Dijon Spinach Salad

Dijon Spinach Salad

Dijon Spinach Salad

For an unusual mix of tastes and textures, try this medley from Kara de la Vega of Suisun City, California. "This salad goes nicely with roasted chicken or London broil," she suggests.

Reuben Spread

Reuben Spread

Reuben Spread

You'll need only five ingredients to stir up this hearty dip that tastes like a Reuben sandwich. It's requested at all the gatherings we attend. —Pam Rohr, Troy, Ohio

Roasted Herb-Stuffed Pork Loin

Roasted Herb-Stuffed Pork Loin

Roasted Herb-Stuffed Pork Loin

I make this pork roast often when I'm entertaining company. It's especially good with garden-fresh herbs, but dried work nicely as well.
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