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Low-Sodium Red Cabbage with Apples

Low-Sodium Red Cabbage with Apples

Low-Sodium Red Cabbage with Apples

Looking for a tasty, lower-in-sodium alternative to sauerkraut to serve with pork entrees? Try this colorful side dish with the slightly sweet flavor of apples. Michelle Dougherty - Lewiston, Idaho

Special Brussels Sprouts

Special Brussels Sprouts

Special Brussels Sprouts

I GREW UP on a farm in southern Louisiana, so we had fresh vegetables most of the year. Mother served brussels sprouts at least twice a week. Fresh from the garden, they were sweet and tender. Now I make this recipe all year using frozen sprouts. -Ruby Miguez, Crowley, Louisiana

Honey-Mustard Green Beans

Honey-Mustard Green Beans

Honey-Mustard Green Beans

I used this recipe as an occasion to get my kids involved in cooking. They had fun snapping ends off the beans and they delighted in whisking together the dressing ingredients. In addition I was surprised how much they liked the green beans with this hint of sweetness.
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Ruby Red Cabbage

Ruby Red Cabbage

Ruby Red Cabbage

I usually serve this great side dish with pork roast or sausages. You can't beat the sweet-and-sour taste.

Spaetzle

Spaetzle

Spaetzle

This traditional German dish is one of the most popular dishes in our family restaurant. It is so delicious when served with schnitzel or Parmesan cheese.—5;Essen Haus, Bob and Gail Worm, Madison, Wisconsin

Fast Lemony Brussels Sprouts

Fast Lemony Brussels Sprouts

Fast Lemony Brussels Sprouts

"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."

Floret Cheese Strudel

Floret Cheese Strudel

Floret Cheese Strudel

This is a unique way to serve broccoli and cauliflower, wrapped in puff pastry. It looks so pretty on the table. Without fail, I'm asked for the recipe whenever I serve it. —Bonnie Zaparinuk, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

German Potato Balls

German Potato Balls

German Potato Balls

With a few additional basic ingredients, my mom transforms potatoes into these delightful dumplings. This authentic German side dish is so hearty and comforting. We love the dumplings covered in sauerbraten gravy. —Cathy Eland Hightstown, New Jersey

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

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.

Six-Bean Casserole

Six-Bean Casserole

Six-Bean Casserole

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!
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