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My aunt once made potatoes like these for us. When I couldn't remember her exact recipe, I created this version. The lightly seasoned coating on the potatoes cooks to a pretty golden brown.
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Pearl Onions

Pearl Onions

Pearl Onions

“These onions were served at a restaurant I visited in Florida, and the chef’s assistant shared the recipe with me. They make a unique side to many entrees.”—Dixie Terry, Goreville, Illinois

Creamy Sweet Onions

Creamy Sweet Onions

Creamy Sweet Onions

Well coated with a tangy sour cream and celery seed dressing, these sweet-sour onions can sure dress up a juicy burger. My sister likes to serve them as a side salad when our family gets together in summer up at the lakes. -Ethel Lowey, Fort Frances, Ontario

Pickled Carrots

Pickled Carrots

Pickled Carrots

The trick to pickled carrots is cooking them just long enough to retain a harvest-fresh "snap." These tangy treats are terrific for perking up a buffet table or relish tray or serving alongside a hearty sandwich. —Cecilia Grondin, Grand Falls, New Brunswick
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Lemon Date Couscous

Lemon Date Couscous

Lemon Date Couscous

Couscous is a great way to deliver bold flavors, and it cooks so quickly. This makes a wonderful accompaniment to all sorts of main dishes. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California

Green Beans in Red Pepper Sauce

Green Beans in Red Pepper Sauce

Green Beans in Red Pepper Sauce

For easy veggies, I make a simple sauce of sweet red peppers, almonds and parsley. We also like this sauce with zucchini or roasted cauliflower. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah

Mandarin Glazed Beets

Mandarin Glazed Beets

Mandarin Glazed Beets

Mandarin oranges and a warm glaze transform canned beets into a super side dish. Lemon juice provides a bit of tartness. If your family doesn't like the tart flavor, I suggest adding a little more sugar. —Shirley Dehler Columbus, Wisconsin

Lemon Roasted Fingerlings and Brussels Sprouts

Lemon Roasted Fingerlings and Brussels Sprouts

Lemon Roasted Fingerlings and Brussels Sprouts

My trick to roasting veggies is to choose ones that cook in the same amount of time. Try pairing up cauliflower florets with baby carrots or okra with cherry tomatoes. —Courtney Gaylord, Columbus, Indiana

Contest-Winning Sweet Potato Casserole

Contest-Winning Sweet Potato Casserole

Contest-Winning Sweet Potato Casserole

I am always looking for ways to use our abundant sweet potatoes. This casserole recipe is my own creation that I have made many times. I take it to family potlucks; it never fails to bring compliments! —Kathy Rairigh, Milford, Indiana

Roasted Green Beans with Lemon & Walnuts

Roasted Green Beans with Lemon & Walnuts

Roasted Green Beans with Lemon & Walnuts

I first tasted roasted green beans in a Chinese restaurant and fell in love with the texture and flavor. This is my Americanized version and it's always a big hit at our holiday table. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

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.

Swirled Potato Bake

Swirled Potato Bake

Swirled Potato Bake

Potato lovers go crazy for this delicious bake from my mother-in-law. The creamy combination of Yukon Golds and sweet potatoes goes well with poultry or roasts. This recipe tastes great reheated, although leftovers are rare. —Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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