Side Dishes

chipotle guacamole

Chipotle Guacamole + A Tip on Avocados

Posted on Jun 5th, 2015

Previously I said that I am a guacamole purist; I only like lemon juice and a little salt. However, I might just be changing my tune. I was on…

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compound butter

Compound Butter- Three ideas

Posted on Aug 22nd, 2016

If you haven't ever tried a compound butter, then you are missing out. I think butter might just be my very favorite food. It is an ingredient in…

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Copycat Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad

Posted on Apr 15th, 2014

  I love salad! I really do. I know I am not alone. In my mind there are two types of green salads. The side salad. This is the salad that is…

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Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Countdown to Thanksgiving – Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Posted on Nov 19th, 2014

I don't think I ate a single Brussels sprout as a child. (I can totally understand why. I wouldn't have wanted to try to convince me to eat those…

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Pecan Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

Countdown to Thanksgiving- Pecan Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

Posted on Nov 17th, 2014

Thanksgiving is a holiday of delusion. We don't even consider calculating the calories we eat. We pretend not to know how many cubes of butter we…

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Best Dinner Rolls

Countdown to Thanksgiving- The Best Dinner Rolls- Step By Step Tutorial

Posted on Nov 21st, 2014

Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of men and women like the thought of making homemade rolls. Especially for a high stakes meal like Thanksgiving.…

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Black Bean Salsa

Cowboy Caviar aka Black Bean Salsa

Posted on Sep 22nd, 2014

There is really nothing better in the world than a homegrown tomato eaten right off the vine. Tomatoes from the grocery store and especially tomatoes…

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Crispy Potato Skins

Crispy Potato Skins

Posted on Jan 30th, 2015

It's almost time for the Superbowl. I would not be a good blogging friend if I didn't share an awesome Superbowl worthy recipe with you. These…

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easy biscuits

Easy Baking Powder Biscuits

Posted on Apr 27th, 2015

Southern folks got a lot of stuff right. Lemonade, fried chicken, biscuits. This is my favorite easy baking powder biscuit recipe. It is quick…

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Easy Broiled Broccoli

Easy Broiled Broccoli

Posted on Apr 7th, 2014

Anybody else have a hard time with side dishes? Especially vegetables? I specialize in one course meals. I will either spend a lot of time on the…

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Fresh corn, tomato and feta salad

Fresh Corn, Tomato and Feta Salad

Posted on Sep 7th, 2015

It's Labor Day! Labor Day is a signal that summer is coming to an end. It's time for one last BBQ hurrah. There are so many delicious and seasonal…

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garlicky brown butter grean beans

Garlicky Brown Butter Green Beans

Posted on Nov 2nd, 2015

Halloween has come and gone. My husband and I did a few calculations and have determined that we consumed just over 100,000 calories on that day.…

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german potato salad

German Potato Salad

Posted on Jul 6th, 2015

  Ah potato salad. How I love thee.  Actually, sometimes I don't. Let me rephrase. Ah potato salad, how I sometimes love thee (that's maybe…

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gingered spaghetti squash

Gingered Spaghetti Squash

Posted on Jan 19th, 2017

Remember a couple years ago when people were trying to convince everyone that spaghetti squash was a good substitute for actual spaghetti? I…

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chili lime corn salad

Grilled Chili Lime Corn Salad

Posted on Jul 25th, 2016

One of my favorite parts of summer is fresh corn on the cob. We have a little stand just down the street that sells farm fresh corn and there is…

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best cornbread

Heavenly Sweet Cornbread

Posted on Jan 16th, 2015

This is the best cornbread ever. Hands down.  My sister in law Jaci uses this recipe, but I had to be sure it was the best recipe. I needed a full…

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KFC Copycat Coleslaw 6

KFC Copycat Coleslaw

Posted on Jun 15th, 2015

Who's ready for the start of BBQ season? It's my favorite! Hangin' out with the people you love. Sittin' on the deck and smellin' the smoke and…

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Killer Fajita Vegetables

Killer Fajitas Vegetables

Posted on Oct 5th, 2015

My opinion of fajitas has been entirely shaped by Chili's commercials. There is something mesmerizing about a little pan of sizzling vegetables and…

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Mustard sauce for ham

Mustard Spread-Perfect for Condiment for Ham

Posted on Mar 27th, 2017

Easter is almost upon us. And Easter dinner means Easter Ham. Many years ago I was introduced to this mustard spread. It is the perfect condiment…

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naan

Naan – Indian Flat Bread

Posted on Apr 18th, 2016

I love Indian food, I think I've said that before. Like a lot. I always gorge myself and end up feeling like Violet Beauregard from Willy Wonka after…

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Pao De Queijo

Pao De Queijo

Posted on May 2nd, 2014

We have a running joke in my family. The joke is that I have traveled next to nowhere. And the couple of places I have been, I have been repeatedly.…

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Garlic Bread

Real Garlic Bread

Posted on Jul 9th, 2014

There are two types of garlic bread in the world. The first comes from the grocery store in a little foil bread bag. The spread they use to make it…

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Roasted Beets

Roasted Beets with Feta and Balsamic

Posted on Apr 10th, 2015

I love beets! My very favorite way to eat them is to simply roast them. I found some really lovely golden and red beets at the grocery store and…

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roasted cilantro lime cauliflower

Roasted Cilantro Lime Cauliflower

Posted on Feb 15th, 2016

Cauliflower might be my favorite vegetable in the whole wide world. I just love it.  I really do. This roasted cilantro lime cauliflower recipes…

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roasted fennel

Roasted Fennel

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2015

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Are you excited? I am! It's my favorite holiday. Why do we stick with ho-hum and hum drum? Wanna try…

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Sesame Green Beans

Sesame Green Beans

Posted on Jun 16th, 2014

A few years ago our church group started a neighborhood garden. It was the coolest thing ever! We all chipped in and planted, weeded and harvested.…

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Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice

Posted on Mar 1st, 2014

Just in case you worry that everything I make is a smashing success I will share a story with you.  A few nights ago I made some roasted vegetables…

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parmesan dinner rolls

Super Easy Parmesan Dinner Rolls

Posted on Jun 1st, 2015

These parmesan dinner rolls are the best. They taste divine AND they are so super easy to make, you won't even believe it. The rolls are soft…

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sneaky broccoli rice

Super Sneaky Broccoli Rice

Posted on Jun 9th, 2015

I'm sharing this super sneaky broccoli rice recipe today in commemoration of my daughter being selected as a winner of the 2015 PBS Healthy Lunchtime…

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Butternut Squash with Ginger

Thanksgiving Countdown- Butternut Squash with Ginger

Posted on Nov 10th, 2014

Are you as excited as I am about Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Here's why: You get to have all the warm fuzzy family feelings…

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