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, Germantown, Wisconsin
These mini cabbages are surprisingly big on flavor. Although the brussels sprouts are very simply seasoned, roasting them caramelizes their natural sugars, giving them a subtle sweetness. —Tina Mirilovich,Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Crumb-Topped Brussels Sprouts makes a flavorful side dish sure to dress up any meal. I made this recipe on Christmas Day to go with our turkey dinner. We all agreed that these were the best Brussels sprouts we'd ever had.—Ruth Peterson, Jenison, Michigan
Since I enjoy spending time with my guests rather than alone in the kitchen, this one's a favorite dish...I've served it with ham, pork and turkey.
With its color and eye appeal, I call on it on special days like Christmas or Easter when I'm cooking for a crowd. I'd also recommend it for potlucks.
Although my husband and I were "city kids" both born in Toronto, we have been farming since we were married. We have two grown daughters.
Sunday afternoons were frequently a time for family gatherings. While the uncles played cards, the aunts prepared wonderful German treats such as this red cabbage. Oftentimes there wasn't enough room for everyone at the dining table, so the grown-ups and babies ate first. My cousins and I would hang around waiting for our turn, hoping there'd be plenty of food left. —Jeannette Heim, Dunlap, Tennessee
This crunchy eye-catching cooked cabbage is seasoned with a flavorful blend of vinegar, spices and bacon. Even when my mom fixes a big batch, the bowl gets emptied quickly. —Cathy Eland
Hightstown, New Jersey
My mother-in-law introduced me to this quick down-home dish almost 50 years ago when I was a new bride. The tender green beans are topped with diced bacon and a classic sweet-sour glaze. Guests always ask for the recipe.
-Vivian Steers, Central Islip, New York
My relatives claim to hate Brussels sprouts, which I took as a challenge to come up with a recipe they'd love. When I served this at my Christmas buffet, there wasn't a sprout left in the bowl!
—Carol Bess White, Portland, Oregon