Archive for the 'Side dishes' Category

Dilled Green Bean Pickles

Dilled Green Bean Pi...

Dilled Green Bean Pickles As you know, I’ve been trying my hand at small batch canning this summer. This recipe was my very first attempt at canning but I didn’t want to post it until they had passed the taste test. The thing with pickles is that you need to wait a month...
Asian Chopped Salad

Asian Chopped Salad...

Asian Chopped Salad I am hard to please when it comes to salads. Many simply don’t appeal to me but when I spotted this recipe at Kalyn’s Kitchen, I knew I had to try it. It did not disappoint. It is colorful, crunchy, and has that wonderful sesame taste that toasted sesame...
Greens with Peanut Sauce

Greens with Peanut S...

Greens with Peanut Sauce I have a friend from Congo who is studying here and in the US. She’s found it difficult to be away from her family and friends. A few of us decided that we would put together a care basket to try to lift her spirits. Well, in my opinion, nothing can...
Christmas Dinner Recipe Round-Up

Christmas Dinner Rec...

This is the last of my Christmas posts so I thought I’d do another recipe round-up like I did for Thanksgiving only focusing on Christmas dinner. In the next day or so I’ll begin posting some recipes for New Year’s Eve so keep an eye out for those! Our family is...
Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup!

Thanksgiving Recipe ...

Fire Pot Fall Tablescape I thought it’d be fun to do a bit of a recipe roundup for Thanksgiving and I wanted to share my fall tablescape as well! It is one of those ceramic firepots that burns a gel-type clean fuel so it can be burned indoors or out. I loved the colors of this...
Creamy Cauliflower with Cheese & Dill

Creamy Cauliflower w...

Mashed Cauliflower with Cheese & Dill This is a great Thanksgiving side dish for all you vegetable lovers out there! I think that regular old steamed vegetables are boring. If I’m going to eat the 5 servings of vegetables that are recommended each day then I need a few...
Roasted Pepper Cheese Spread

Roasted Pepper Chees...

Roasted Pepper Cheese Spread This spread is a variation on traditional pimento cheese spread and reminds me of my childhood. My dad grew up in Tennessee and loved pimento cheese so we had it quite often growing up. He was also a man who liked to snack . . . we always had a snack before...
Cheesy Vegetable Bake

Cheesy Vegetable Bak...

Cheesy Vegetable Bake Ok, I know that Velveeta cheese isn’t exactly gourmet, but there are just a few things for which it is perfect because of its smooth and creamy meltability! This is one of those recipes. My friend, Cathy, shared this recipe with me probably 20 years ago....
Apple-Blue Cheese Salad w/Toasted Pecans

Apple-Blue Cheese Sa...

Apple - Blue Cheese Salad w/Toasted Pecans This is simply a great tasting salad that is good in both the summer and winter. I had a bought a big tub of blue cheese at Costco for another recipe and came up with this combination. The salad dressing really adds to the flavor of the salad...
Couscous with Peas & Onions

Couscous with Peas &...

Couscous with Peas & Onions I used to have a large sage plant in my garden which is what attracted me to this recipe. The sage plant has long since died and we, in fact, don’t even live in the same house anymore but I still make this dish. Even though I have to pay the...