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MY SISTER introduced me to this recipe several years ago because she knows I love blue cheese. This dish is a simple way to dress up asparagus, giving it a tangy taste altogether different from the usual cheese sauce. I make it every spring when we have fresh homegrown asparagus. —Leona Luecking West Burlington, Iowa
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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

Bow Ties with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Bow Ties with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Bow Ties with Fresh Tomato Sauce

"I make this meatless dish often for my husband and me," writes Karen Vienot of Rothesay, New Brunswick. Try it as a change of pace from traditional sauces.

Baked Beans for Two

Baked Beans for Two

Baked Beans for Two

A few additional ingredients dress up canned beans. This recipe can be easily doubled.—Eldora Yoder, Versailles, Missouri
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Zucchini-Onion Casserole

Zucchini-Onion Casserole

Zucchini-Onion Casserole

I came up with this dish by downsizing my recipe for a crowd. I experimented with amounts, adding and deleting until I got it just right. This is a great side dish that goes well with any meat.

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

This comforting blend of sweet potatoes, apples and pecans has a small yield, so you won't end up with a pan of leftovers. Now that our three boys are grown, I cook for just my husband and me.—Marjorie Wilkerson, Dighton, Kansas

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.

Freezer Mashed Potatoes

Freezer Mashed Potatoes

Freezer Mashed Potatoes

Can you freeze mashed potatoes? You bet you can! I always make these potatoes and give them to my kids when they go away to school. All they have to do is keep it in freezer until it's mashed potato time! —Jessie Fortune, Pocahontas, Arkansas

Ginger Veggie Stir-Fry

Ginger Veggie Stir-Fry

Ginger Veggie Stir-Fry

Green beans blend nicely with the broccoli, carrots, red onion and sweet potato in this well-seasoned side dish. "I created this colorful combination from the last remaining items in our refrigerator before a long vacation," says Jennifer Maslowski, New York, New York.

Deep-Fried Onions with Dipping Sauce

Deep-Fried Onions with Dipping Sauce

Deep-Fried Onions with Dipping Sauce

Enjoy this steakhouse appetizer right in your own home. Our Test Kitchen covered onion wedges with a golden batter and fried them to perfection. The spicy dipping sauce really heats things up!

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.

Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan

We really like eggplant and would rather have it baked than fried. This can be served as a main dish or side dish. -Donna Wardlow-Keating, Omaha, Nebraska
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