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Vegan Butter Cauliflower

3 reviews

I created this Indian butter cauliflower recipe for all the picky eaters in my family who love ethnic food. It's also vegan-friendly. —Mihaela Metaxa-Albu, London, New York

Avocado Bruschetta

My mother shared this fabulous recipe with me, and I have shared it with many friends. They are always requesting...


Green Tomato Salsa

I came up with this green tomato salsa recipe so I could use up all the fresh tomatoes from my...


Cheesy Squash

8 reviews

I'm a retired police officer and now a deputy sheriff who loves to cook. But with my busy schedule, I...


Fancy French Beans

When she's entertaining, June Mullins of Livonia, Missouri often serves this popular side dish. "Water chestnuts, bean sprouts and almonds...

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Garlic Bread

20 reviews

Ever wonder how to make garlic bread? This homemade garlic bread is the answer! Minced fresh garlic is key to...


Dressed-Up Broccoli

1 review

"In Clayton, Ontario, Bryan Forster needs only four ingredients to turn ordinary broccoli into a dressed-up side dish. The garlic...

Butternut Squash and Roasted Pepper Soup

2 reviews

This sweet and savory soup is special to me because it has the warm creamy feeling of home and just...


Spring Pea Crostini

1 review

Peas are an amazing power veggie full of flavor and nutrients. Use them with parsley for a colorful and crunchy...


Creamy Mushroom Bruschetta

2 reviews

Mushrooms—button, portobello and shiitake—plus a lovely blend of herbs make a hearty, flavorful topping for bruschetta. —Amy Chase, Vanderhoof, British...


Crunchy Potato Wedges

Kids will love the flavor of Parmesan cheese and the crunch of cornflakes on these better-than-frozen home fries. They're great...

Potato Nachos

1 review

I love getting nachos at sporting events so I wanted to create a recipe like them. This is the result...


Green Bean Bake

Your family will fall for this deliciously different green bean casserole. Lemon zest adds the right amount of tartness.—Scott Carpenter,...


Savory Potato Skins

For a simple hot snack that really hits the spot on a cool fall evening, put together a plate of...


Swiss-Topped Cauliflower Soup

1 review

Since I came across this recipe a few years ago, it's become my husband's favorite soup. With fresh bread, we...


Broiled Cheese Stuffed Portobellos

1 review

My vegetarian friends do the happy dance for my mushroom caps with spinach and cream cheese, mozzarella and Parmesan. As...

Baked Stuffed Zucchini

1 review

"You don't have to fuss to make a special side dish for tow, as this recipe proves," says Sarah Rodgers...


Sweet Pepper Sandwiches

1 review

We love this recipe because it's easy and vegetarian. Family members assemble their own sandwiches to their liking. -Cara Neth...


Contest-Winning Grilled Corn Salsa

3 reviews

Nothing beats the flavor of grilled vegetables, and this is a super way to use your garden bounty. I grill...


Special Creamed Corn

16 reviews

This corn has earned a permanent place on our special-occasion menus. While
my whole family loves it, my son...


Broiled Red Potatoes

MU HUSBAND is a typical "meat and potatoes" man. Tired of the usual mashed or baked potato treatment, I began...


Parmesan Zucchini Omelet

4 reviews

This meatless entree from Marion Lowery of Medford, Oregon will become a favorite for Sunday brunch or a late dinner.


Spinach Tomato Spread

3 reviews

"Everyone at our get-togethers raves about this festive-looking zippy dip," writes Eleonora Marinelli of Hagerstown, Maryland.


Roasted Pepper Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

8 reviews

I created this colorful salad for a 4-H project and took it all the way to the state competition, where...

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Hearty Quinoa & Corn Chowder

14 reviews

My grandmother lived in the Appalachian Mountains and always served straight-from-the-garden corn and beans. I updated her dish with quinoa...


Smoked Gouda Veggie Melt

5 reviews

After a long day of teaching, I like to make these veggie-packed grilled-cheese sandwiches. My 8-year-old daughter is a big...


Swiss Cheese Potatoes

11 reviews

You’ll find a dish like this in German-Swiss restaurants, but it’s super simple to pull together at home. —Wolfgang Hanau,...


Mediterranean Broccoli & Cheese Omelet

7 reviews

My Italian mother-in-law taught me to make this omelet years ago—she would make it for breakfast, lunch or dinner and...


Zucchini Tomato Frittata

2 reviews

“ ‘Frittata’ is Italian for ‘omelet,’ and this dinner entree is packed full of veggies. Egg substitute and low-fat cheese...


Italian Garden Frittata

4 reviews

I like to serve this pretty frittata with melon wedges for a delicious breakfast or brunch. —Sally Maloney, Dallas, Georgia