"THE SWEET TASTE of the glaze not only enhances these carrots, but it is very compatible with the rest of the meal. Another great thing about this vegetable dish is that it adds a nice colorful touch to the table. Whenever Mom fixed this dish I was never disappointed!"
There's just enough butter and sugar in Mom's glazed carrot recipe to bring out the natural sweetness of the popular veggie. With just five ingredients, this recipe is ready to serve in minutes.—Mary Lou Boyce,Wilmington, Delaware
"This side dish is ideal when you'd like to serve your vegetables in a different way for a special dinner," says Barb Rudyk of Vermilion, Alberta. Cinnamon and nutmeg season baby carrots that are simmered with orange marmalade and brown sugar.
There's a sweet hint of spring in the vegetable medley Bill Richards drizzles with reduced-calorie pancake syrup. "I enjoy adapting recipes I find in my wife's magazines," the creative cook shares from Ironwood, Michigan. "This different side dish goes with many of the entrees I make when our family comes to dinner."
The tangy side dish is a snap to stir up, too. Pineapple-Glazed Carrots have a unique honey-pineapple coating that's sure to have diners asking for the secret.
The rapid recipe is an ideal accompaniment to most any entree. "Even kids like these carrots." says Leonora Wilkie of Bellbrook, Ohio.
To make your preparation time quicker, use packaged shredded carrots. Simply place all of the ingredients in the skillet and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Uncover and cook for 3 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
Apple juice lends a subtle sweetness to chicken that's nicely coated with dill and tossed with carrots and celery in this pretty stir-fry. "I've served it on busy nights when time is short and at family buffets, too," says Helen Bekert of Sprakers, New York. "Everyone is sure I've spent hours in the kitchen."
Looking for an easy way to dress up cooked carrots, I hit on this delicious recipe. The fruity glaze complements the natural sweetness of the carrots. I've found this versatile side dish can be used with almost any meat.