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Steakhouse Mushrooms

Steakhouse Mushrooms

Steakhouse Mushrooms

I got this recipe from a friend back when we were in nursing school. Whenever my husband is cooking meat on the grill, you can bet I'll be in the kitchen preparing these mushrooms. —Kenda Burgett, Rattan, Oklahoma

Glazed Baby Carrots

Glazed Baby Carrots

Glazed Baby Carrots

For an extra zip for a carrot side dish, try this recipe with brown sugar. It comes together in no time at all.—Anita Foster, Fairmount, Georgia

Butternut Orzo Risotto

Butternut Orzo Risotto

Butternut Orzo Risotto

This creamy dish resembles traditional rice risotto, only it’s quicker and easier to make. Fresh herbs enhance the tender orzo pasta and sweet butternut squash. Try it as a warming side dish for pork.—Country Woman Test Kitchen
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Scalloped Carrots Casserole

Scalloped Carrots Casserole

Scalloped Carrots Casserole

A cookbook my husband gave me as a wedding gift included this recipe-he remembers having the dish as a child at church dinners. Now I make it whenever I need a special vegetable side. It's rich and cheesy even after reheating.

Brown Rice Vegetable Casserole

Brown Rice Vegetable Casserole

Brown Rice Vegetable Casserole

One taste of this crowd-pleasing casserole brings compliments and requests for my recipe. It's been in my file for as long as I can remember. The blend of tender vegetables and rice is perfect for holiday meals and dish-to-pass affairs.

Green Beans German Style

Green Beans German Style

Green Beans German Style

My mother-in-law introduced me to this quick down-home dish almost 50 years ago when I was a new bride. The tender green beans are topped with diced bacon and a classic sweet-sour glaze. Guests always ask for the recipe. -Vivian Steers, Central Islip, New York

Perfect Potato Pancakes

Perfect Potato Pancakes

Perfect Potato Pancakes

I like to serve these potato pancakes with barbecued sausage. They're also nice with baked ham and applesauce or with breakfast sausages. And, with these and other types of meals, they're a good alternative to french fries. My children are married, and I'm a widow. So I don't do as much cooking as I once did. Guests always ask for the recipe when I serve this dish, though. And when my son and his family visited me from Winnipeg not long ago, one of the first things he asked for were Perfect Potato Pancakes!

Sausage Bread Dressing

Sausage Bread Dressing

Sausage Bread Dressing

My husband and father go crazy for this dressing. Although leftovers are rare, it freezes quite well. To save time, chop the veggies and prepare the stuffing mix ahead of time. —Bette Votral, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Spicy Red Beans and Rice

Spicy Red Beans and Rice

Spicy Red Beans and Rice

I guess I'm one of those women "who have moved from the country in body but not in heart"! Although I'm an attorney in a large city, my parents are ranchers. And, since they once grew rice, that's a staple of my cooking. Because of my busy schedule, I like dishes like this that can be easily reheated throughout the week. This was actually a soup recipe when I first found it. I needed a side dish, however, so I simply reduced the amount of water.

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.

Creamy Mushroom-Potato Bake

Creamy Mushroom-Potato Bake

Creamy Mushroom-Potato Bake

The day I first made this, we'd invited a neighbor—a bachelor farmer—over, and I wanted to fix something hearty. It was a hit instantly. These days, our three sons enjoy it as a change from regular mashed potatoes. We've found that it's best served with beef...either with or without gravy. —Kathy Smith, Granger, Indiana
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