Archive for the 'Side dishes' Category

Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad...

Pasta Salad Everyone needs a “go-to” salad for large family get-togethers! This one is great because kids like it, it’s cheap to make, and it makes a lot. This is adapted from my brother-in-law’s recipe and is a family favorite for cook-outs, graduation parties,...
Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Baked Sweet Potato C...

Seasoned Sweet Potato Chips I have always wanted a mandoline so I could easily slice things really thin to make my own potato chips or for things like scalloped potatoes. I never wanted to part with the money, however, to buy one. I’ve been looking at them for a long time, though,...
Brussel Sprouts w/Lemon & Walnuts

Brussel Sprouts w/Le...

Brussel Sprouts w/Lemon & Walnuts Ok, ok, ok . . . I know that not all of you are fans of brussel sprouts but as many of you may remember, I am. So here’s another recipe for all you fellow brussel sprout lovers out there. The secret to the deliciousness of this dish is...
Grilled Potatoes & Onions

Grilled Potatoes �...

Grilled Potatoes & Onions This is standard fare at our house during the summer when we do a lot of cooking on the grill. I would have to say that this is one of our favorite potato dishes! I really like it because you cook it in a foil packet so there are no dirty dishes. I cut...
Savory Mushroom Bread Pudding

Savory Mushroom Brea...

Savory Mushroom Bread Pudding This dish is just fabulous with a roast or as a vegetarian main dish with a green vegetable! If you’re planning an Easter dinner this will make a nice dish to add to your menu. I have my friend Penelope to thank for this one. She brought it to our...
Asparagus with Olive Tapenade, Toasted Almonds, & Feta Cheese

Asparagus with Olive...

Asparagus w/olive tapenade, almonds, & feta   This is a very easy recipe to make but makes a nice presentation and people will be impressed. When I’m trying to lose weight, one of things I try to do is cut carbs . . . not take them out of my diet completely but simply cut...
Moroccan Spiced Salad

Moroccan Spiced Sala...

This is a wonderfully unusual salad. It’s a blend of savory spices, crunchy nuts, chewy raisins, rice, and beans with a hint of lemon and mint. The blend of rice, beans, and nuts makes it appropriate for a vegetarian main dish and it makes a great side with roasted chicken...
Sweet N' Spicy Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet N' Spicy ...

Sweet N' Spicy Sweet Potato Casserole We celebrated an early Thanksgiving with my husband’s side of the family. We also got to tailgate together at the Ohio State-Iowa football game! We divided food prep for our Thanksgiving among all of us and I was assigned my banana bread...
Potato Gratin

Potato Gratin...

A Piece of Potato Gratin Well, I got carried away at Costco again and bought a 15 pound bag of potatoes! My kids and grandkids were going to be in town and I knew I was going to make garlic mashed potatoes for one of the meals. I thought I’d give some to my mom and son and that...
Almond Quinoa Pilaf

Almond Quinoa Pilaf...

Almond Quinoa Pilaf My son was coming over for dinner the other night but I was going to be too busy to spend a lot of time cooking that day. Since my hubby and I had re-purposed food (in other words leftovers) the night before he was to come over, I still had energy to do some cooking...