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"We love the zing from the Cajun seasoning and hot sauce," writes Mary Hoxworth from Killbuck, Ohio. "I like to use this spicy rice to make stuffed green peppers."
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Orange Glazed Baby Carrots

Orange Glazed Baby Carrots

Orange Glazed Baby Carrots

There's no need to eat plain old boiled carrots when this recipe is so easy to fix. The slightly sweet orange glaze makes the carrots taste much better.—Mina Dyck, Boissevain, Manitoba

Rice Pasta

Rice Pasta

Rice Pasta

MY FRIEND shared this recipe with me several years ago. It is a good side dish that compliments chicken, pork and beef. It’s a big hit whenever I serve it.

Zucchini Tomato Side Dish

Zucchini Tomato Side Dish

Zucchini Tomato Side Dish

Bacon bits add a smoky flavor to this colorful veggie combo from Nancy Johnson, a field editor in Laverne, Oklahoma. “I’ve also prepared this as a lunch entree for one, served with a roll and fruit,” Nancy notes.
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Ham & Cheese Stuffed Potatoes

Ham & Cheese Stuffed Potatoes

Ham & Cheese Stuffed Potatoes

These hearty potatoes are fully loaded. They can be changed up a zillion different ways, but this is my favorite, featuring three kinds of cheese plus cream cheese and cottage cheese. —Kathleen Gill, Pahrump, Nevada

Mashed Potato Cakes

Mashed Potato Cakes

Mashed Potato Cakes

My mother often made this recipe and probably grew up with it in the Appalachian area of Tennessee. She usually served it on Monday, making use of leftover mashed potatoes from Sunday dinner. We used to eat this topped with brown gravy.

Southern Fried Okra

Southern Fried Okra

Southern Fried Okra

Golden brown with a little fresh green showing through, these okra nuggets are crunchy and addicting! My sons like to dip them in ketchup. —Pam Duncan, Summers, Arkansas

Homemade Barbecue Potato Chips

Homemade Barbecue Potato Chips

Homemade Barbecue Potato Chips

Crispy with a spicy kick, these thin chips complement sandwiches, burgers, soups and more. Or snack on them with your favorite beverage. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Frosted Cauliflower

Frosted Cauliflower

Frosted Cauliflower

I found this recipe in a small Better Homes and Garden cookbook I bought just before I was married in 1950. I adjusted the recipe a little by cutting the cauliflower into chunks. Then I can cook as much as I want. I like to serve this vegetable with pork as well as beef.

Summer Squash Side Dish Casserole

Summer Squash Side Dish Casserole

Summer Squash Side Dish Casserole

My daughter-in-law created this recipe and shared it with me. I was delighted, since my husband and I were cutting down on fried foods and that's the way I had always liked squash casseroles. The recipe is versatile...it can easily be enlarged to serve for a family dinner. —Sue Joyce, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Baked Rice

Baked Rice

Baked Rice

This rice has a mild, pleasant flavor. For color and extra nutrition, I sometimes add a bit of carrot, celery, tomato, peas or corn—whatever I have handy.—Mary Jo Massnick, Stuart, Florida
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