Honey-Glazed Carrots Recipe Sweet carrot slices topped with parsley and grated orange rind pair nicely with either a beef or pork entrée and are likely to be enjoyed by both the kids and the grown-ups at the table.
Glazed Julienne Carrots Recipe Keep things simple for your big meal with this easy, 4-ingredient side dish of brown sugar-glazed carrot sticks topped with parsley.
8 of 12Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
Asian Caramelized Pineapple
Asian Caramelized Pineapple Recipe For a different side dish to serve with pork, cook chunks of sweet pineapple in a skillet until lightly browned, and then toss with a mixture of soy sauce, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, ginger and cilantro.
9 of 12Photography: Becky-Stayner: Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Spicy-Sweet Turnips Recipe Don't discard the turnips when you cook the greens. Roast them in a mixture of butter, brown sugar, ginger and allspice to tame their peppery flavor and concentrate their natural sugars.
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Green Beans with Bacon-Balsamic Vinaigrette
Green Beans with Bacon-Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe Almost everything is better with a little bit of bacon, and fresh green beans are no exception. The brown sugar and balsamic vinegar contribute a tangy sweetness and chopped almonds give a little crunch.
11 of 12Photo: Iain Bagwell; Stylist: Cindy Barr
Mardi Gras Slaw
Mardi Gras Slaw Recipe The traditional colors of Fat Tuesday celebrations are purple, green, and yellow, and this vibrant slaw mimics that combo. Use a mandoline or very sharp knife to cut the cabbage, and you'll avoid the rather strong smell that often comes when you shred it.