Sides make a meal special
Finding the right pairing of side dishes and desserts to complement a meal can be difficult, but follow your taste buds for the right choices. More recipes from the Down Country Roads Home Cookin' cook books are available at www.hpj.com/homecookin.
Cottage Cheese Potatoes
Submitted by Doris Eifert of Waukomis, Okla., in the side dish category makes a great addition to any meal, especially with chicken.
6 cups potatoes, cooked and cubed
Combine potatoes, salt, cottage cheese, sour cream, onion and garlic. Spray a 9- by 13-inch pan with non stick spray, put ingredients in pan (I use glass). Dot with the butter, top with grated cheese. Cook at 350 F about 30 minutes. Cheese should be melted and casserole bubbly.
Honey Pecan Pumpkin Pie
Haxtun, Colo., resident Jean Anderson submitted this recipe and was a finalist for the dessert category in the second volume of the Home Cookin' cook book.
1 deep dish pie shell
Stir together until blended, pumpkin and spices. Beat in eggs, honey, milk and cream. Pour into pie shell. Bake at 400 F about 60 minutes. Cool pie on rack. Topping: butter, brown sugar and pecans. Mix together and drop topping by teaspoonfuls on cooled pie. Broil. Watch carefully and remove when topping begins to bubble and get slightly brown. Cool.