Side Dishes

Collection by Susan Ruzicka

Turos Csusza (Pasta with Cottage Cheese)

Rating: 4 stars 56
This recipe is great for nights when you get home and need something to wind down. 'Turos Csusza' is a Hungarian dish I learned from my Dad last year when I turned twelve. It consists of bacon, egg noodles, sour cream, and cottage cheese. 'Elvezet!'

Fried Cabbage and Noodles

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
Use the bacon grease!

Poblano Poppers

Rating: 5 stars 10
This recipe was an accidental creation. I had leftover stuffed mushroom filling, and we had a bunch of poblano peppers we needed to use after cleaning up our garden. It's now one of my family's favorite appetizers!!

Dried Apricot Jam

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
Yes you can use dried apricots to make jam! This has beautiful color and flavor. I have dried California Blenheim apricots from Apricot King shipped to me in Washington and they are wonderful.

Damson Plum Cardamom Jam

Rating: 4.5 stars 23
The Damson plum makes a tart, flavorful, soft-setting jam that is a rich, deep wine-colored spread for cookies, waffles, bread, or anything else, really. Cardamom adds an unusual and subtle perfume to these preserves. Though this recipe does take some time to complete, the majority of the cooking time is hands-off. The best part? You will not need to purchase pectin from the store! Adjust the sugar content to your liking, erring on the side of less sweet, as the jam will cook down considerably.

Rachel's Sugar Plum Spice Jam

Rating: 4.5 stars 43
This is a recipe I came up with for something new in our seasonal jam and jelly making sessions, in hopes to find something unique for gifts at Christmas. It is absolutely wonderful. Everyone loves it. It's sweet and fruity, with comforting holiday spice undertones.

Blender Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 3.5 stars 10
Easy mac and cheese that lets you mix all sauce ingredients in the blender, then pour onto cooked macaroni and bake. No need to mince onions or melt cheese in saucepan. You can heat the milk in the microwave. Very easy and quick!

Frijoles a la Charra

Rating: 4 stars 163
This is a really tasty pinto beans recipe made in the slow cooker. This recipe is great to serve along with enchiladas or to take to a barbecue or potluck.

Southern Italian Thanksgiving Stuffing

Rating: 4.5 stars 76
This is the best Thanksgiving stuffing I have ever had. With a mix of Southern-style cooking and Italian flavors it brings all great tastes together. I got this recipe from my mom last year after everyone gave it amazing reviews!

Fried Cabbage and Egg Noodles

Rating: 4.5 stars 282
This is a German recipe for fried cabbage and noodles that belonged to my grandmother. It's cabbage that is lightly browned in butter and tossed with egg noodles for a wonderful, hearty, and fast dish.

Kapusta II

Rating: 4 stars 11
This is a classic Polish cabbage dish. It has been changed over the years as it's been passed down through the generations, but remains a staple. Quick, simple, and delicious!