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Simple Side Dishes

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Creamy Sweet Corn

Creamy Sweet Corn

Creamy Sweet Corn

In Granite Falls, Minnesota, Florence Jacoby uses cream to dress up fresh or frozen corn. The simple side dish tastes rich and takes just minutes to simmer together.

Cukes and Carrots

Cukes and Carrots

Cukes and Carrots

Carrots and green peppers bring extra color and crunch to this refreshing cucumber salad from Karla Hecht, Plymouth, Minnesota. The sweet dressing she creates is an ideal match for the crisp summer produce.

Garlic Oregano Zucchini

Garlic Oregano Zucchini

Garlic Oregano Zucchini

I've found that this flavorful side dish complements almost any main course, from chicken to fish. If you like, use half yellow summer squash for a colorful variation.—Teresa Kraus, Cortez, Colorado
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Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Glazed Brussels Sprouts

“This is my all-time favorite vegetable recipe! Even people who don't think they like brussels sprouts really love it. I like to serve it all year long.” Joan Braun - Lakewood, Wisconsin

Ham Potato Scallop

Ham Potato Scallop

Ham Potato Scallop

"It's simple to jazz up a box of scalloped potatoes and pop them in the oven while the kids are doing their homework," says Jennifer Skipper of Great Lakes, Illinois. "This meal disappears in a hurry whenever I serve it."

Honey-Glazed Carrots

Honey-Glazed Carrots

Honey-Glazed Carrots

My mother used sugar in this recipe, but a local man who keeps bees on our farm shares honey with use so I use that instead.—Judie Anglen, Riverton, Wyoming

Italian Vegetable Medley

Italian Vegetable Medley

Italian Vegetable Medley

Round out a variety of menus with this side dish that lends a delicious pop of color. “If you have them, use leftover veggies. People are always surprised at how easy this dish is!” Margaret Wilson - Sun City, CA

Lemon Asparagus

Lemon Asparagus

Lemon Asparagus

Clarice Scheeringa of Ripon, California shares this dressed-up asparagus. "I live in the heart of asparagus country, so I'm always on the look out for new ways to serve it," she explains. "Lemon and a touch of tarragon make it a quick elegant side dish."

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

“Fresh rosemary is the key to these savory and colorful potatoes. You can substitute carrots for the sweet potatoes with equally tasty and beautiful results.” Shannon Koene - Blacksburg, Virginia

Squash Stuffing Casserole

Squash Stuffing Casserole

Squash Stuffing Casserole

The recipe for this zippy side dish was given to me by my husband's grandmother. Convenient corn bread stuffing mix and a can of green chilies give fast flavor to sliced summer squash. Since I cook for just my husband and me, I often freeze the leftovers for another day. -Tara Kay Cottingham, Munday, Texas

Cabbage Saute

Cabbage Saute

Cabbage Saute

"My husband and I love this mildly sweet cabbage alongside chicken or turkey," reports Dorothy Phillips of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. At 17 cents s serving, it's inexpensive...and easy to prepare.
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