Side Dish

Sun
16
Nov

Cranberry Meatballs

It's the sauerkraut that gives these meatballs the extra tang that keeps people coming back for more.
2nd Place winner in the 2014 Savor the Season Lillie Newspapers holiday recipe contest

Sun
16
Nov

Maple and Pecan Salad

Looking festive and seasonal with pecans and pomegranate, this salad can be stretched by adding more greens. Some of our judges said the cayenne and ground pepper "snuck up" on them, but others found the heat just the right accent to spark up a holiday meal.

Sun
16
Nov

Orange Mandarin Salad

The color and sweetness of orange and the richness of caramelized almonds make this a special side salad for any occasion.

Sun
16
Nov

Family Dressing

Joyce Faughnan recommends sage-flavored sausage, which added a seasonal tang that definitely kept our judges coming back for more. Her final tip: "Serve with love."

Sun
16
Nov

Marinated Mozzarella Cubes

They'll be clustered around this red, green and white appetizer any time of the year. Make a few batches, put them in pretty jars and present as gifts, packaged with bread or crackers. 

Sun
16
Nov

Broccoli Casserole

The tomatoes and the broccoli look pretty and the taste is perfect in this easy-to-make dish.

Sun
16
Nov

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Onions

"Our Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations would not be complete without this," Joanna McKenzie writes. "This gourmet side dish is super easy to make and the aroma is heavenly."

Thu
21
Nov

Apple Dumplings

This dish surprised our test cook and our tasters: the cook because pouring the Mountain Dew over the dumplings felt like a chemistry experiment and the tasters because the finished dish had a special tang, apparently from its surprise ingredient.
2013 Fast & Festive Lillie Newspapers holiday recipe contest submission

Thu
21
Nov

Poached Pears

Easy, delicious and what a color! Thiry says, “I like to serve this for Christmas because you can do it ahead of time. I usually serve it with some Christmas sugar cookies.”
2013 Fast & Festive Lillie Newspapers holiday recipe contest submission