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You can cook the juiciest tenderloin or roast the perfect chicken. But we all know a meal is only as good as the side dishes. Here, our five favorites from 2014.

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Erin McDowell

Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Easy preparation. Dramatic presentation.

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Erin McDowell

Crispy Green Bean Fries

Better than french fries, if you ask us.

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Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

We'll gladly eat our vegetables when they taste like this

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Erin McDowell

Honey-Glazed Corn Bread

Adding whole corn kernels--plus a touch of honey--sets this recipe apart.

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Erin McDowell

20-Minute Mashed Potatoes

Our secret: Boil potatoes in milk to cut down cook time.

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