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Contest Winning Old Fashioned Potato Salad

We live at the edge of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, where there are lots of small farms. Country markets are plentiful here, so potatoes are a staple.

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Baked Cannellini Beans

My sister developed this baked cannellini beans recipe after a Christmas holiday. We were still all together but nobody wanted to go to the grocery store, so we made do with what we could find in the kitchen-it...

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Simple Au Gratin Potatoes

These homemade au gratin potatoes are always welcome at our dinner table, and they're so simple to make. A perfect complement to ham, this homey potato gratin also goes well with pork, chicken and other...

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Corn and Black Bean Salad

This colorful, crunchy black bean and corn salad is chock-full of easy-to-swallow nutrition that all ages will love. Try it with a variety of summer entrees, or as a wholesome salsa! -Krista Frank, Rhododendron,...

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Easy Baked Beans

My family enjoys this easy baked beans recipe with cornbread, but it also rounds out any cookout. Canned pork and beans make meal prep quick. -Phyllis Schmalz, Kansas City, Kansas

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Pickled Beets

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Never Fail Scalloped Potatoes

Take the chill off any blustery day and make something special to accompany meaty entrees. This is the best scalloped potatoes recipe ever, and my family loves when I serve it. -Agnes Ward, Stratford,...

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Old Fashioned Baked Beans

These hearty beans are a super side dish for a casual meal. The ingredients blend perfectly for a wonderful from-scratch taste. The old-fashioned flavor will have people standing in line for more. -Jesse...

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Asian Coleslaw

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Oven Fries

I jazz up these baked french fries with paprika and garlic powder. Something about the combination of spices packs a punch. The leftovers are even good cold! -Heather Byers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Creamy Coleslaw

For me, this is the best coleslaw recipe because a package of shredded cabbage and carrots really cuts down on prep time. This creamy coleslaw recipe is great for potlucks or to serve to your family on...

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Classic Macaroni Salad

This classic macaroni salad recipe is a refreshingly light take on an all-time favorite. It's perfect for a fast weeknight dinner or festive weekend barbecue. -Dorothy Bayes, Sardis, Ohio

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Ambrosia Salad

During last-minute menu planning, I often include this classic ambrosia salad recipe because I keep the ingredients on hand. -Judi Bringegar, Liberty, North Carolina

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Crispy Fried Onion Rings

I use this onion rings recipe as a burger topper to add an extra element to already fantastic burgers. These onion rings are also perfect for giving your salads a little crunch. -Taste of Home Test Kitchen,...

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Crunchy Ramen Salad

For potlucks and picnics, this ramen noodle salad is a knockout. I tote the veggies in a bowl, dressing in a jar and noodles in a bag. Then I shake them up together when it's time to eat. -LJ Porter, Bauxite,...

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Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing

Most commercial garlic dressings don't have enough garlic taste for me, but this one always hits the spot. The thick and creamy dressing will jazz up any salad. -Michele Odstrcilek of Lemont, Illinois

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Sour Cream Cucumbers

We have a tradition at our house to serve this creamy cucumber salad with the other Hungarian specialties my mom learned to make from the women at church. It's especially good during the summer when the...

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Homemade Potato Chips

Forget buying a bag of potato chips at the grocery store when you can make these at home. This quick and easy recipe will delight everyone in the family. -Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

There are lots of ways to personalize this roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon recipe to your own tastes, but it all starts with perfectly roasted sprouts. Keep an eye on them so they get crisp but don't...

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Comforting Cheesy Potatoes

As a four-generation Idaho family, we love our easy cheesy potatoes. I have served this cheesy potato recipe for weddings, family dinners and more. These company potatoes have become a favorite for many....

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Cheesy Cheddar Broccoli Casserole

People who don't even usually like broccoli casserole beg me to make this comforting broccoli cheese casserole recipe. It's similar to a classic green bean casserole, but the melted cheese just puts it...

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Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower

Whenever we make a time-consuming entree, we also prepare this quick broccoli and cauliflower side. The veggies are a good fit when you're watching calories. -Debra Tolbert, Deville, Louisiana

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Garlic Bread

Ever wonder how to make garlic bread? This homemade garlic bread is the answer! Minced fresh garlic is key to these flavor-packed crusty slices, which our big family would snap up before they even had...

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Easy Broccoli Salad

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Fried Cabbage

When I was young, my family grew our own cabbages. It was fun to put them to use in the kitchen, just as I did with this comforting side. With potatoes, deviled eggs and cornbread, fried cabbage tastes...

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Vegetable Couscous

Looking for a different way to serve vegetables? These tiny pasta granules act like a magnet, pulling together the flavors of the chicken broth and vitamin-rich veggies. Carrots, celery, peppers and zucchini...

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Homemade Pierogi

Pierogi, dumplings stuffed with a filling, make for a wonderful change-of-pace side dish. -Diane Gawrys, Manchester, Tennessee

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Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Fresh sweet potatoes Mom grew disappeared fast at our family table when she served them with this easy, flavorful glaze. She still makes them this way, and now her sweet potato recipe has become a favorite...

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Carrot Raisin Salad

This colorful traditional salad is one of my mother-in-law's favorites. It's fun to eat because of its crunchy texture, and the raisins give it a slightly sweet flavor. Plus, the dish is easy to prepare....

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German Red Cabbage

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Creamed Potatoes

These melt-in-your-mouth potatoes, in a mild creamy sauce, complement any meat entree, and they're a pleasant change from mashed or baked. -Susan Ormond, Jamestown, North Carolina

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Old Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes

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Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

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Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Everyone who has tasted these cheesy mashed potatoes asks how to make them. Since this comforting casserole bakes at the same temperature as my chicken bundles, I get it started in the oven and pop in...

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Three Bean Salad for 3

We make this 3 bean salad all summer long! It's a delicious summer side dish for two. - Barbara Wiggins, Lexington, North Carolina

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Lemon Rice

This easy recipe pleasantly proves you can dress up regular rice with a few simple additions. Best of all, it can simmer while you're preparing the rest of the meal. These delicately lemon-flavored grains...

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Tomato Eggplant Bake

Cheesy and delicious, this casserole features a crisp crumb topping. It's a good meatless entree for a summer-time meal.-Faye Wortman, Evansville, Indiana

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Old Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese

Bring back the taste of days gone by with this ooey-gooey mac-and-cheese classic. A little ground mustard and hot pepper sauce give it just the right spice. -James Backman, Centralia, Washington

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Yellow Squash and Zucchini Gratin

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Cheesy Potato Bake

These baked cheesy potatoes satisfy even hearty appetites. It's easy to fix since there's no need to peel the potatoes. The mild, comforting flavor goes nicely with any meat-I especially like it with meat...

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Lemon Roasted Asparagus

When it comes to fixing asparagus, I think it's hard to go wrong. The springy flavors in this easy recipe burst with every bite. -Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California

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Creamy Grape Salad

Everyone raves when I bring this refreshing, creamy grape salad to potlucks. For a special finishing touch, sprinkle it with brown sugar and pecans. -Marge Elling, Jenison, Michigan

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Quick Green Beans with Bacon

Green beans with bacon and onions makes such an easy side dish. Fresh beans lend a crisp, bright flavor to any meal. They're best when served hot. -Mari Anne Warren, Milton, Wisconsin

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Creamed Peas

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Pasta with Asparagus

Many terrific recipes change hands at my ladies' bridge group's monthly get-togethers. That's where I discovered this zippy, tempting dish. The garlic, asparagus, Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes...

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The Best Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

What makes this the best out of all the scalloped potatoes recipes out there? I slice them extra thin and toss them in a rich, creamy cheese sauce. Then, to make them the best ever, I sprinkle homemade...

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Best Ever Beans and Sausage

When my wife asks what she should make for a gathering, she's always told to bring this-and a couple of copies of the recipe! - Robert Saulnier, Clarksburg, Massachusetts

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Red Cabbage with Apples

My German grandmother passed this recipe down to my mother, who gave it to me. I remember eating it as a small child. This vegetable dish can be made quickly and goes great with roast pork or barbecued...

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Mom's Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Mom's friend gave her this recipe for Crock-Pot scalloped potatoes and ham years ago, and she shared it with me. When we have leftover ham to use up, it's the most-requested recipe at my house. -Kelly...

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