Take a break from usual baked potatoes-and keep the oven cool in the meantime-by cooking these spectacular "spuds" on the grill. Since there's no need to boil the potatoes ahead of time, this tasty, no-fuss favorite is sure to become a timeless classic in your recipe collection.
On a chilly morning, this fruity side dish warms you up. It complements just about anything you'd choose to serve for breakfast or brunch, such as the German Pancake or an egg dish or slices of warmed Canadian bacon.
-Renae Moncur, Burley, Idaho
Like many cooks, I often combine the best parts of different recipes to come up with my own original, and that's how "Zucchini in Dill Cream Sauce" was created. It's a great way to use two of my favorite foods. My husband, Albert, and I were dairy farmers until we retired in 1967, so I always use fresh, real dairy products in my recipes. We recently celebrated our 50th anniversary. We live on 3 acres now and grow a small garden—with a couple zucchini hills, of course!
Sharon Adamczyk of Wind Lake, Wisconsin writes, "With quick-cooking rice, this is a speedy side dish...but the almonds make it special enough to serve to company. It goes well with all kinds of meats."
"Don't forget fried potatoes-they're a wonderful way to use up leftovers," reminds Judy Scholovich from our test kitchen. "Ready in just seconds, they taste great with breakfast or as a side dish for supper."
It doesn't take long to put together this pretty side dish dotted with dried apricots and golden raisins. Then just pop it into the oven and enjoy the aroma! Diane Swink of Signal Mountain, Tennessee writes, "My mother was a farm girl who helped feed the threshers during harvesttime. They always asked for seconds of this."
A friend brought this colorful bean dish to my house for a church circle potluck dinner. As soon as I tasted the slightly sweet slow-cooked beans, I had to have the recipe. I've served the beans and shared the recipe many times since. —Jean Cantner, Boston, Virginia
When I was a girl, Mother made carrots taste more like candy than a vegetable with this recipe. She'd serve them, garnished with parsley, in a pretty bowl. They looked too good to eat - but that didn't stop us!
-Helen Vail, Glenside, Pennsylvania