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Crumb-Coated Spaetzle

“Spaetzle is a cross between a curly noodle and a small dumpling. It's a traditional German accompaniment to all types of roasts, especially sauerbraten.” —Patricia Rutherford, Winchester, Illinois
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Herb Dumplings with Pork Chops

Herb Dumplings with Pork Chops

Herb Dumplings with Pork Chops

My husband, Bob, and I grew up on farms. This recipe reminds me of home.

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."

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
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German-Style Spinach

German-Style Spinach

German-Style Spinach

"GRANDMA'S spinach dish is flavored with her Austrian heritage. It's tasty and always looks so pretty on the plate. We children never had to be told to eat our spinach at Grandma's house!"

Hearty Maple Beans

Hearty Maple Beans

Hearty Maple Beans

"I modified this recipe to suit my family's taste," notes Marge Glassic from Easton, Pennsylvania. "It's a great side dish for a backyard barbecue with hamburgers and hot dogs. It can be made in advance and kept warm in a slow cooked for hours without losing any flavor."

Nutty Brussels Sprouts

Nutty Brussels Sprouts

Nutty Brussels Sprouts

Even my son will eat brussels sprouts when I make this side dish. I use pecans, but this English recipe is traditionally made with chestnuts.

Chicken Fricassee With Dumplings

Chicken Fricassee With Dumplings

Chicken Fricassee With Dumplings

If your family is craving old-fashioned comfort food, give this recipe a try. With plenty of chicken, veggies and dumplings on top, it's a complete meal in one.—Lena Hrynyk, Sherwood Park, Alberta

Swiss Potato Pancake

Swiss Potato Pancake

Swiss Potato Pancake

This is the classic Swiss mountain dish called Rosti. The big potato pancake is cut into wedges and usually served with bratwurst, but I have also prepared this cheese potato dish as a meatless main course. We love the nutty flavor that the Gruyere cheese provides.—Sue A. Jurack

Winter Root Vegetables

Winter Root Vegetables

Winter Root Vegetables

Christmas dinner wouldn't be the same without this colorful side dish. We love the interesting combination of vegetables including red potatoes, brussels sprouts and parsnips covered with a zippy sauce. —Mary Jane Jones, Williamstown, West Virginia

Spicy Brussels Sprouts and Carrots

Spicy Brussels Sprouts and Carrots

Spicy Brussels Sprouts and Carrots

A teacher friend, who knew I liked to try different dishes, shared this recipe with me. Guests always rave about the unique flavor of this casserole.

German-Style Cabbage and Beans

German-Style Cabbage and Beans

German-Style Cabbage and Beans

This is one of my greatest hits as a potluck dish at church suppers. If you use some red cabbage, it will have very festive colors, light pink with green. It looks so pretty.—Winifred Winch, Wetmore, Michigan
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