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Winning Side Dish Recipes

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Corn Balls

Corn Balls

Corn Balls

Whenever I serve my Corn Balls, it's just about certain someone will ask for the recipe—I've gotten more requests for it than any other I've ever tried. I usually make them when we have company as a nice change-of-pace side dish. They're great with ham, steak or roast beef. My husband and I have two young children, 3 and not quite 1. I grew up on a dairy farm. Today, we live on a small farm where I tend to chickens.

Best Hush Puppies

Best Hush Puppies

Best Hush Puppies

Some years ago, I was a cook on a large cattle ranch. One day, I thought back to the hush puppies I'd had as a child on a Southern trip, and I ended up creating my own version of them. They go well as part of an old-fashioned fried chicken dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, buttermilk biscuits, corn on the cob and watermelon pickles! My husband is a farmer and also a truck driver. We have two grown children and two younger ones, 6 and 2.

Company Vegetable Casserole

Company Vegetable Casserole

Company Vegetable Casserole

A neighbor passed this recipe on to me. I make the vegetable casserole for family dinners, reunions and potlucks, and the response is almost always the same when people taste it: "Can I have the recipe?" —Leora Clark, Lincoln, Nebraska
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Creamy Carrot Casserole

Creamy Carrot Casserole

Creamy Carrot Casserole

My mom and I developed this recipe to see if there was a carrot dish that even people who don't care for carrots would enjoy. So far, I haven't met anyone who hasn't liked this casserole. —Laurie Heward, Fillmore, Utah

Cheddar Parmesan Potatoes

Cheddar Parmesan Potatoes

Cheddar Parmesan Potatoes

People in my part of Tennessee love potato dishes! This one tickles my fancy so much I couldn't help sharing it. I'm a widow with five grown children and eight grandchildren. I make these potatoes when they come to visit for family suppers and holidays. Most often, I serve them alongside meat and vegetables—but, with the cheese, they could be a main dish all by themselves.

Creole Corn Bread

Creole Corn Bread

Creole Corn Bread

Corn bread is a staple of Cajun and Creole cuisine. This is an old favorite that I found in the bottom of my recipe drawer, and it really tastes wonderful.

Broccoli Tomato Cups

Broccoli Tomato Cups

Broccoli Tomato Cups

I had an abundance of tomatoes and broccoli one year, so I began experimenting to see how best I could use both of them. Now this recipe is a family favorite.

Zucchini-Garlic Pasta

Zucchini-Garlic Pasta

Zucchini-Garlic Pasta

My Italian neighbor gave me the ingredients for this salad, but he didn't have the measurements written down. I experimented and came up with this recipe, which is a nice side dish with many meals. There are many garlic producers here in California, so I think this recipe represents our area well.

Spaghetti Squash Casserole Bake

Spaghetti Squash Casserole Bake

Spaghetti Squash Casserole Bake

Don't be fooled by this casserole—it only looks complicated! One of our daughters passed the recipe on, along with squash from her first garden. —Glenafa Vrchota, Mason City, Iowa

Squash and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Squash and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Squash and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Meet the Cook: The first summer that my husband and I were retired, we had an abundance of squash. I was raised on a farm and taught nothing should go to waste, so I hunted in my recipe file and found this one. I've made it often ever since. Cooking's one of my favorite ways to have fun...if I live to be 100, I am sure there will still be many recipes in my "to-do" file. We also enjoy travel - with three children and eight grandchildren scattered, it's a good thing! -Erlene Cornelius, Spring City, Tennessee

Cranberry Stuffing Balls

Cranberry Stuffing Balls

Cranberry Stuffing Balls

Meet the Cook: If you're looking for a different stuffing this year, you'll find these balls are both tasty and easy to prepare. Cooking has been a favorite pastime of mine since my husband and I retired (I used to operate a beauty salon). We had 80 acres and kept 2-1/2 of them to build our new country home on. -Bernadine Dirmeyer, Harpster, Ohio
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