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
GRANDMOTHER often prepared her fresh green beans this way, and we much preferred them to plain buttered beans.
This recipe goes back to before the 1920s and was a favorite dish of our family when I was growing up.
-Lois Gelzer, Standish, Maine
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
I like starting out with recipe ideas and adding ingredients to make them mine. This bean dish, passed to our family by a friend, got a double-dash of barbecue sauce flavor from me. I have all sons—no daughters. But I'm not afraid of losing our family recipes. My boys love to help cook!