"When I was visiting my husband's family in North Carolina, I sampled this wonderful Southern specialty," recounts Marilyn Hallman of Mt. Prospect, Illinois. A sugary pecan topping sweetened the comforting creation spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.
I dressed up a package of stuffing mix with pork sausage, mushrooms, celery and onion to make this stuffing. It impressed my in-laws at a family gathering and has since become a popular side dish with my husband and children. —Jennifer Lynn Cullen, Taylor, Michigan
"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.
Five items and a few minutes are all you need for this versatile side dish sent in by Bernadette Bennett from Waco, Texas. She dresses up frozen corn with dill weed and a little garlic powder for mild results that complement almost any dish.