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
Even people who claim not to like sauerkraut will enjoy this tangy side dish from Betsy Esley of Three Mile Bay in New York. She uses handy convenience products to make it as quick and easy as it is delicious. "It's also especially good served with ham or any pork dish," Betsy adds. "And the flavor is even better the next day—if you're lucky enough to have leftovers!"
I used to make these chops for our three children when they were growing up. Now they've become special at our restaurant and are often requested for banquets. Everything on our menu, which features steaks, seafood, chicken, pasta and burger, is made to order from scratch, using fresh ingredients.—Linda Martin, Bartlett, Tennessee
This vegetable medley has become a family dinner tradition for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Even though our three children are now married, when we get together for the holidays, this dish is always on the menu. It's as important to them as the turkey!
Chopped onion, minced garlic and soy sauce add savory seasoning to this snappy side dish from Connie Moore of Medway, Ohio. At a mere 10¢ a serving, it's easy to stir-fry on the stove top when time is short.