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Learn how to put your favorite gear to work. We’ve got tips on how to make the most of your pressue cooker, Dutch oven, cast-iron skillet, air fryer and much more.

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Air-Fryer Carrots

I love roasting carrots to bring out their sweetness. I think thyme really complements the flavor of these air-fryer carrots, but feel free to mix it up and use other herbs, like rosemary or tarragon. —Marlene Schott, Devine, Texas

Air-Fryer Butternut Squash

A tart orange glaze gives this air-fryer butternut squash a unique and surprising flavor. Low in fat and sodium, the...


Air-Fryer Hash Browns

These air-fryer hash browns are one of my go-to sides. They come together quickly, and the air fryer gets them...


Air-Fryer Sweet Potato Chips

This air-fryer sweet potato chips recipe is so quick and easy. Be sure to give the sweet potato slices a...


Air-Fryer Garlic Bread

This air-fryer garlic bread turns out perfectly toasted in a hurry. I use fresh garlic, but substitute 1/2 teaspoon garlic...

Rib Shack Copycat Mashed Potatoes

Idaho is well known for being the potato state–even our license plates say "Famous Potatoes"! This is my version of...


Air-Fryer Latkes

Hot, crispy potato latkes are such a treat, but who wants to deal with all the oil and grease? I...

Gluten-Free Stuffing

Gluten-free eaters, rejoice! Now you can enjoy everyone's favorite Thanksgiving dish, too. This easy gluten-free stuffing has all the classic...


Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

I had to figure out how to make Hawaiian Macaroni Salad at home because my husband was getting tired of...


Slow-Cooker Hard-Boiled Eggs

These slow-cooker hard-boiled eggs are my go-to for a group. They're a lifesaver and perfect for the holidays! I love...


Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Oven

Making hard-boiled eggs in the oven is just as quick and effective as preparing them on the stovetop. This method...

Air-Fryer Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These stuffed sweet potatoes are the perfect holiday side dish. Try preparing them ahead of time in the morning and...


Air-Fryer Beets with Orange Gremolata and Goat Cheese

My grandma always grew beets and then pickled or canned them, but I prefer to prepare them differently. These roasted...


Air-Fryer Potato Chips

For Christmas one year, I received an air fryer. Potato chips are simple to make in it and are an...


Summer Orzo

I’m always looking for fun ways to use the fresh veggies that come in my Community Supported Agriculture box, and...


Garden Vegetable Medley v

I'm a vegetarian and enjoy experimenting with vegetable combinations. This relatively fat-free dish with squash, onion, green pepper, tomatoes and...

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Garlic Asiago Cauliflower Rice

The garlic seasoning and Asiago really pack a punch, making this five-ingredient low-carb side dish a real weeknight winner. —Colleen...


Quinoa with Peas and Onion

Even picky eaters will love this protein-packed dish. If you have freshly shelled peas on hand, substitute them for the...


Spinach Souffle Side Dish

You just can't make an easier, more delicious side dish than this. It's great with beef, pork and lamb, and...


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Bistro Mac & Cheese

I like to serve this mac & cheese with a salad and crusty bread. It's a satisfying meal that feels...


Sweet Candied Carrots

These tender, vibrant candied carrots have a buttery glaze and a mild sweetness. This is a simple dish, but it...


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Corn Pudding

Cornbread mix and canned corn make this southern corn pudding casserole a snap to prepare. Now, this is real comfort...


Ultimate Scalloped Potatoes

My husband found this recipe when I called and informed him we were going to have guests for dinner. This...


Creamy Mushrooms

So simply prepared yet so satisfyingly good, these thinly sliced mushrooms are creamy, mild and comforting.


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Three-Bean Baked Beans

I got this recipe from my aunt and made a couple of changes to suit our tastes. With ground beef...

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Cucumbers with Dressing

It wouldn't be summer if Mom didn't make lots of these creamy cucumbers. Just a few simple ingredients—mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar...


Spinach Rice

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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33 Skillet Side Dishes We Can’t Go Without

Need to complete a weekday dinner? Skillet side dishes are the easy extras you need. We've got recipes for simple...


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49 Easy Dump and Go Side Dishes

With minimal prep time and your trusty slow cooker, these dump-n-go side dishes make dinnertime so much easier.