Don't be surprised if you make too many mashed potatoes on purpose. Day-old rolls and leftover spuds are scrumptious the second time around, turned into buttery potato dumplings. —Wendy Stenman, Germantown, Wisconsin
My granny came up with the recipe for my broccoli side dish as a tricky way to get us kids to eat our greens. Our daughter Zion likes the thick mustard sauce so much, she's willing to dip all kinds of vegetables in it.—Tanya McKay, Wells, Nevada
Meet the Cook: When there's no gravy with the meat, this is great to serve in place of regularly mashed potatoes. I make it often to take to picnics and church socials. My husband even made it for his family's reunion one year when I couldn't go!
We have a grown son, a 17-year-old son and a 12-year-old daughter.
-Cindy Stith, Wickliffe, Kentucky
"When a friend and I decided to grow zucchini, we had no idea what the results would be," details Rose LaCore of Elizabeth, Minnesota. "We made everything we could think of to use up our crop. This recipe, with its refreshing flavor, found favor with our families."
Buttery, cheesy sticks that melt in your mouth are what Katherine Goss of Wildomar, California loves to share with guests. "These always receive plenty of compliments," she reports. "Folks are often surprised that the only cheese used is Parmesan. It's such an easy way to liven up simple slices of bread."
This beans are seasoned with some of my favorite herbs. I've found that basil, oregano and parsley are great flavor accents for canned, frozen or fresh beans. I've taken this delicious side along to last-minute potlucks as well.—Heidi Wilcox, Lapeer, Michigan