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    Midnight Cocktails

    This variation on a mojito uses blackberry spreadable fruit, which gives it a deep purple color and adds a bit of sweetness to every sip. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    Baked Applesauce

    9 reviews

    ONCE YOU TASTE this applesauce, you won't want the tore-bought variety anymore. Baking the apples locks in their delicious flavor!...


    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...


    Coffee with Cinnamon and Cloves

    A quick-and-easy, fall-flavored coffee made with instant granules. What's not to love about this special beverage? —Jill Garn, Charlotte, Michigan


    Dilled Carrots & Green Beans for 2

    Need a tasty side dish to round out tonight's supper? Try this refreshingly easy twist from Harriett. Just four ingredients...

    Hint-of-Mint Lemonade

    We always have a plentiful supply of fresh mint leaves in the garden, so this makes a very refreshing drink...


    Lemon Basil Tea

    Our Test Kitchen experts sure know how to brew a great cup of tea! Infused with basil and lemon, this...

    Apple Tea

    3 reviews

    When the weather outside is frightful, curl up indoors with this delightful brew of apple tea. —Edna Jones, Orlando, Florida...


    Raspberry-Orange Pie

    When my six children were little, we had a large raspberry patch. This recipe was one my "must make" list...


    Veggie Stir-Fry

    1 review

    Valerie Belley of St. Louis, Missouri stir-fries a medley of six vegetables to create this colorful side dish for two...


    Italian Grilled Veggies

    Here's a zesty side dish that will complement any main course. “This recipe was an experiment I tried when I...

    Roasted Sugar Snap Peas

    5 reviews

    We’re betting you won’t find a faster way to dress up crisp sugar snap peas than this simply scrumptious recipe....


    Citrus Fruit Cup

    Try this tart and tasty salad for a refreshing midwinter lift. "I love to prepare pretty dishes, and this salad...


    Apricot-Ginger Asparagus

    Our Test Kitchen home economists blend apricot preserves and a few simple seasonings to dress up tender asparagus spears. This...


    Zucchini with Pecans

    4 reviews

    This vegetable dish recipe was in my grandmother's collection. At first, I only cooked it on Sundays or special occasions....


    Sweet-Sour Red Cabbage

    5 reviews

    The first time I bought a red cabbage, I didn’t quite know what to do with it. After some experimenting,...

    Lemony Sprouts Salad

    I'M ACTIVE in co-op Extension work with the university and came home with this recipe, which was presented in a...


    White Beans and Spinach

    5 reviews

    This skillet side is a variation of a recipe I received from my Italian mother. I've prepared spinach this way...


    Cranberry Pears

    I HAD an abundant pear crop last summer, so I was on the lookout for pear recipes. I ended up...


    Simple Green Beans

    1 review

    Simple seasonings give the popular vegetable a distinctive, tasty twist. They go well with many meals.—Marge Killmon, Annandale, Virginia


    Mushroom and Spinach Saute

    9 reviews

    Mushrooms and spinach make a super fast combination that’s perfect for two. It’s easy to double or triple for a...


    Fruity Acorn Squash

    6 reviews

    Here's an out-of-the-ordinary side dish that really perks up a fall menu.


    Apple-Banana Oatmeal

    1 review

    "This special oatmeal gets me going in the morning and makes me feel great all day," reports Linda Hocking of...


    Spinach Rice

    2 reviews

    I like to serve this Greek-style rice dish alongside steaks with mushrooms. It makes an elegant side that can be...

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    Garlic-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

    7 reviews

    This unexpected combination is so tasty. It makes a wonderful fall or winter side dish with any meat. Double or...


    Honey Carrots

    This colorful dish has a wonderful combination of flavors. The tarragon and lemon add zest and the honey sweetens the...


    Fruited Oatmeal

    These combined ingredients turn out a comforting flavorful combination. It seems like an unusual mix, but the fruits and taste...


    Carrots with Honey Glaze

    4 reviews

    It takes just four ingredients to prepare this sweet side dish from Molly Mason of Denver, Colorado. Molly likes to...


    Ginger-Kale Smoothies

    2 reviews

    Since I started making this green smoothie recipe for breakfast every day, I honestly feel better! Substitute any fruit and...


    Dilled Fall Vegetables

    Dish up a healthy serving of root vegetables seasoned with dill in this colorful, easy-to-fix combo from Janice Mitchell of...