"Our kids just love this and will sample a spoonful right from the slow cooker when they walk by," says Heidi Ferkovich of Park Falls, Wisconsin. "Sometimes I add cocktail sausages, sliced Polish sausage or cubed ham to the cheesy pasta for a hearty all-in-one dinner."
"My aunt served this when we stopped in on short notice," recalls Kathy Troyer from Gladys, Virginia. The microwave hurries along preparation of these easy cheesy potatoes. "Our four children enjoy this quick snack, especially with ketchup," she notes.
"After searching through cookbooks without finding a brown rice recipe I liked, I decided to create my own," relates Orien Major of Hinton, Alberta. Pretty red, yellow and green peppers peek through this versatile side dish.
A little peppery heat warms up this tasty and versatile veggie-and-orzo side dish from Sam Stusek in Annapolis, Maryland. “I often substitute a variety of our favorite seasonal vegetables and it's always delicious,” he notes.
"For me, the most time-consuming part of preparing this side is picking the green beans in the garden," says Jeanne Bennett of North Richland Hills, Texas. "My family loves their fresh taste, and I love that they're fast to fix!"
Cream of chicken soup creates the easy sauce that coats these tender sprouts from Daphne Blandford of Gander, Newfoundland. Seasoned with thyme and sprinkled with sliced almonds, this side dish is special enough for guests.
"I'm a 78-year-old who does my own cooking," writes Robert Wahlfeldt. The Danville, Illinois cook shares this colorful microwave side dish ideal for casual meals. It gets its zest from a tart yet sweet citrus glaze.
Marie Hattrup, a field editor from Sparks, Nevada, gives a new twist to this slaw, which she serves warm. The mild mustard flavor and pleasing blend of crisp-tender vegetables and toasted pecans is a nice complement to fish or ham.
For satisfying brunch, try these tender potato slices with lots of sausage and cheese. “I never have to worry about leftovers with these tasty potatoes,” notes Linda Hill of Marseilles, Illinois. “Everyone loves them and the pan is always empty.” TIP: You can also serve these as a side dish at Sunday supper or for potlucks.