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
"The tangy lemon glaze and toasted almonds make this easy vegetable dish popular at my table," explains Trisha Kruse from her kitchen in Boise, Idaho. "It even pleases those who say they don't care for brussels sprouts."
These tender homemade spaetzle noodles take only minutes to make and are a natural accompaniment to chicken. You can enjoy them with chicken gravy or simply buttered and sprinkled with parsley. —Pamela Eaton, Monclova, Ohio
“I love brussels sprouts, but my family does not,” relates Anne Baines. So the Kennesaw, Georgia cook dresses up the steamed sprouts with crunchy bread crumbs, smoky bacon and cheddar cheese. “When I prepare them this way, they come back for seconds!” she assures.
THIS is a great dish for spring and early summer when the chives are first coming up and are young and tender. Because of the tang from the horseradish and mustard, it is a compatible side dish to ham or corned beef.
These crisp-tender patties from Edie DeSpain of Logan, Utah are accented with onion, curry and celery. “I make many German recipes from my mother, including this one,” shares Edie. “The patties make a great side dish for chicken, and also complement breakfast dishes like ham and eggs.”