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Grandma's Potato Dumplings

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
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Apricot-Glazed Cornish Hens

Apricot-Glazed Cornish Hens

Apricot-Glazed Cornish Hens

These savory hens are a tasty sized-right twist on the conventional bird. Filled with a well-seasoned stuffing, they make perfect individual servings, reveals Ruth Andrewson of Leavenworth, Washington. "The hens smell so good while baking, folks can hardly wait to eat," she smiles.

Reuben Baked Potatoes

Reuben Baked Potatoes

Reuben Baked Potatoes

When I was a girl during the Depression, we had enough cabbages to sink a ship! This was a family favorite my mother made often. After I was married, I served these potatoes to family and friends as a side dish to pork. I still make them for potlucks (I attend two of them a month), and everyone likes them. I have three grown children—plus five grandchildren whom I keep supplied with frozen yogurt and cookies!

Fruited Rice Mix

Fruited Rice Mix

Fruited Rice Mix

The way I came upon this mix is very fitting—a friend gave me a container of it as a gift one Christmas. The next year, I gave it to many friends, all dressed up in decorated mason jars. Every single one asked for the recipe! I learned to cook through trial and error. I've been doing it for 30 years...it's my favorite pastime. My husband and I live on a 50-acre farm, where we breed and race horses. We also raise chickens and lambs. Our six children are grown, and now we're t

Spaghetti Squash Casserole Bake

Spaghetti Squash Casserole Bake

Spaghetti Squash Casserole Bake

Meet the Cook: Don't be fooled by this recipe...it only looks complicated. One of our daughters (both grown) passed it on - along with squash from her first garden! -Glenafa Vrchota, Mason City, Iowa

Cauliflower Bride

Cauliflower Bride

Cauliflower Bride

This bridal beauty will catch everyone's attention! "She's fun to make," says Sue Bowler of Simi Valley, California. "I used her as a centerpiece at a shower, and the guests loved her."

Sweet Potato Cranberry Bake

Sweet Potato Cranberry Bake

Sweet Potato Cranberry Bake

In October, my husband helps harvest cranberries at a friend's bogs, so I have access to the very freshest ingredients. Their bold autumn flavor pairs up perfectly with sweet potatoes to make a seasonal side dish my family looks forward to.

Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet Potato Salad

You'll find that this dish is very versatile—more special than everyday but easy enough to make anytime. Sweet potatoes aren't as popular here in New England as in some parts of the country. I had a friend from Maryland many years ago, however, and we enjoyed swapping recipes. This one's a combination of hers and one I already had in my file.

Easy Rice and Peas

Easy Rice and Peas

Easy Rice and Peas

Even folks who aren't fond of vegetables will gobble up this simple-to-prepare side dish. For even more color, toss in some chopped frozen carrots.

Chili with Potato Dumplings

Chili with Potato Dumplings

Chili with Potato Dumplings

Meet the Cook: Now that my husband has retired - we have two grown sons - we eat out a lot. If we stay home, though, he asks if we are going to have this chili! I've been making it, with a few ingredients added or changed , most of my married life. -Shirley Marshall, Michigantown, Indiana

Creamy Mushroom-Potato Bake

Creamy Mushroom-Potato Bake

Creamy Mushroom-Potato Bake

Meet the Cook: The day I first made this, we'd invited a neighbor - a bachelor farmer - over, and I wanted to fix something hearty. It was a hit instantly. These days, our three sons (17, 16 and 13) enjoy it as a change from regular mashed potatoes. We've found that it's best served with beef...either with or without gravy. -Kathy Smith, Granger, Indiana

Sugar Snap Pea Stir-Fry

Sugar Snap Pea Stir-Fry

Sugar Snap Pea Stir-Fry

Fresh ginger, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil provide a nice blend of flavors in this Asian-inspired recipe for fresh sugar snap peas. This quick-to-cook recipe will complement most any spring entree be it ham, lamb, chicken or fish. Best of all, it's easy to double for large crowds.
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