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Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter

Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter

Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter

Out of thyme? No worries, the beauty of this dish is in its versatility. Try using another herb instead. —Sarah Reid, Oshawa, Ontario

Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

Tender cubed zucchini gets pleasant flavor from a cheesy sauce and cracker-crumb topping. "This fast-to-fix side dish is a great way to use up a big crop of the common squash," says Kathi Grenier of Auburn, Maine. At 35¢ a serving, it's an uncommon value.

Creamy Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Creamy Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Creamy Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

I like to make these twice-baked sweet potatoes because they can be prepared ahead of time. With the addition of cream cheese, they are very creamy and not overly sweet. It is so easy to increase the quantity to any number. —Linda Call, Falun, Kansas
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Grilled Summer Vegetable Medley

Grilled Summer Vegetable Medley

Grilled Summer Vegetable Medley

This side dish is our favorite way to fix summer vegetables. Cleanup is a breeze because it cooks in foil. It goes from garden to table in under an hour, and makes a great accompaniment to grilled steak or chicken. — Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia

Lemon Roasted Fingerlings and Brussels Sprouts

Lemon Roasted Fingerlings and Brussels Sprouts

Lemon Roasted Fingerlings and Brussels Sprouts

My trick to roasting veggies is to choose ones that cook in the same amount of time. Try pairing up cauliflower florets with baby carrots or okra with cherry tomatoes. — Courtney Gaylord, Columbus, Indiana

Moist Poultry Dressing

Moist Poultry Dressing

Moist Poultry Dressing

Tasty mushrooms and onions complement the big herb flavor in this stuffing from Ruth Ann Stelfox, Alberta. "This dressing stays so moist when cooked this way," she comments.

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

Spiced Acorn Squash

Spiced Acorn Squash

Spiced Acorn Squash

Working full time, I found I didn't always have time to cook the meals my family loved. So I re-created many of our favorites in the slow cooker. This cinnamony treatment for squash is one of them. —Carol Greco, Centereach, New York

Stir-Fried Zucchini

Stir-Fried Zucchini

Stir-Fried Zucchini

I plant many vegetables to use in cooking. Tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchini are among are among our favorites. That is why this dish is so popular at our house.—Deborah Elliot, Ridge Spring, South Carolina

Budget Corn Casserole

Budget Corn Casserole

Budget Corn Casserole

"Besides helping on our farm, I work as an environmental assistant for a power district," relates Denise Goedeken from Platte Center, Nebraska. "It's quite a challenge to put a good nutritious meal on the table and still have time for doing things with my family." Denise's husband and their two girls enjoy this dish, which you can make for just 20¢ a serving.

Bacon-Cheddar Stuffed Potatoes

Bacon-Cheddar Stuffed Potatoes

Bacon-Cheddar Stuffed Potatoes

“My daughters just go crazy over these potatoes! They tell all their friends that their mom is making the best potatoes in the world.” -Julie Putnam of Lebanon, Ohio
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