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These cheesy potatoes are a super morning side dish. I prepare them often for my husband and myself. They go great with just about any breakfast main dish. —Judy Dupree, Thief River Falls, Minnesota
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Praline Sweet Potatoes

Praline Sweet Potatoes

Praline Sweet Potatoes

Field editor Ruth Peterson of Jenison, Michigan likes to serve these creamy potatoes alongside ham loaf or a slice of ham. Chopped pecans add crunch to the sweet brown sugar topping.

Zesty Lemon Potatoes

Zesty Lemon Potatoes

Zesty Lemon Potatoes

"I created this recipe to go with fish, but it's also excellent with chicken and pork," shares Susan MacKenzie of Edwards, California. "The potatoes are good at room temperature or piping hot."

Easy Parmesan Asparagus

Easy Parmesan Asparagus

Easy Parmesan Asparagus

"This delicious recipe will turn anyone into an asparagus lover," promises Sarah Porter of Pagosa Springs, Colorado. "My husband used to turn up his nose at asparagus. Now he asks me to make this dish! It's perfect with pork or poultry."
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Rice Pilaf with Apples & Raisins

Rice Pilaf with Apples & Raisins

Rice Pilaf with Apples & Raisins

I love making bulgar pilaf with apricots. So glad I tried it with dried apples and golden raisins! —Elizabeth Dumont, Madison, Mississippi

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.

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

Asparagus with Blue Cheese Sauce

Asparagus with Blue Cheese Sauce

Asparagus with Blue Cheese Sauce

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

Eggplant with Mushroom Stuffing

Eggplant with Mushroom Stuffing

Eggplant with Mushroom Stuffing

We had an abundance of eggplant in our garden one year, so I was happy to find this recipe, especially since it was such a hit with my family. It's not hard to make, and the best part is it's perfect for two people. -Joyce Towles, Houston, Texas

Seasoned Fan Potatoes

Seasoned Fan Potatoes

Seasoned Fan Potatoes

For a festive presentation, Tressa Surdick slices into the tops of baking potatoes to "fan" them, then seasons them with herbs and butter. "Guests rave about these potatoes," she writes from Bethel Park, Pennsylvania.

Creamy Parmesan Penne

Creamy Parmesan Penne

Creamy Parmesan Penne

"This dish is excellent as a side dish to farmer-style sausage or schnitzel," writes Wendy Nuis of Stokes Bay, Ontario. The creamy sauce is accented by a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

Thai-Style Green Beans

Thai-Style Green Beans

Thai-Style Green Beans

Two for Thai, anyone? Peanut butter, soy and hoisin sauce flavor this quick and fabulous bean dish from Lexington, South Carolina’s Candy McMenamin.
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