Side Dishes

Frozen Vegetable Casserole

Today I have a spin off of the original Green Bean Casserole.  While the traditional version is fabulous, especially on a holiday {hello Easter!}, it is always a good idea to change things up.  I have to admit that I hadn’t thought much about Green Bean Casserole until about a month ago when we were […] Read more…

Homemade Mac & Cheese

For years I have searched for just the right Homemade Mac & Cheese.  I have always struggled with the cheese sauce!  It would taste good but have a weird texture.  Finally, after thousands {ok, maybe hundreds} of tries…I have came up with what I think is a winner.  There are a couple of things that […] Read more…

Thanksgiving Side Dish Roundup

I started the week with a side dish and so I thought I would end with one too.  We are two weeks away from Turkey Day and so I have reached out to fellow bloggers for recipes that I think would be great additions to your holiday menu.  This Thanksgiving Side Dish Roundup is sure […] Read more…

Sweet & Yukon Gold Potato Au Gratin Skillet

For years I thought that I didn’t like sweet potatoes.  Honestly, I don’t when they are covered in brown sugar, cinnamon or marshmallows but I love them cooked savory style.  To get my family to eat them I decided to combine two different kinds of potatoes.  The combination of both sweet and Yukon Gold potatoes […] Read more…

Broccoli Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Summer and fresh salads go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly.  My favorite summer meal is a grilled steak and yummy salad.  I love the simplicity of cooking in the summer.  All of the awesome ingredients, dining outside and grilling are just a few of my favorite things {aside from cookies…of course}.  It […] Read more…

Caprese Tart

One of my favorite savory combinations is tomato, mozzarella cheese and basil.  Caprese is so simple and yet such a perfect trio.  The creamy cheese with fresh tomatoes and basil makes my Italian heart very happy.  Pile it on a flaky puff pastry crust and we have something very special.  The addition of cream cheese […] Read more…

Mexican Street Corn Skillet

Mexican Street Corn Skillet is my favorite side dish of summer!  The second that fresh corn hits the vegetable aisle I am giddy with excitement and breaking out my Bundt pan.  Yes, you read that correctly.  It is the perfect tool to use when cutting corn from the cob {see photos below}.  I would say that […] Read more…

Roasted Melting Potatoes

Last week this recipe for Roasted Melting Potatoes was in the Lake County Examiner.  I don’t always share both places but this recipe is just too great not post here too.  Here is a little back story:  A few weeks ago my Darb called me and told me that he saw a recipe for Melting […] Read more…