Side Dishes

Quick Summer Salad: Healthy Mediterranean Salad with Chickpeas, a recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

Quick Summer Salad: Healthy Mediterranean Salad with Chickpeas

Your eyes are not defying you.  I am giving you a Summer Salad recipe today that just happens to be a healthy one.  This Mediterranean Salad with Chickpeas is light, refreshing and just what your summer ordered. I talk A LOT about my love of cookies.  What you may not know is that in order […] Read more…

Fiesta Wedge Salad

A good wedge salad {in my opinion} can’t be beat.  Cool and crisp iceberg lettuce is piled with toppings.  While the classic is always good, I decided to give it a Mexican twist.  Not only are the ingredients fun and festive but the homemade dressing is SO DELICIOUS!  The best part is that it the […] Read more…

Frozen Vegetable Casserole Recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

Frozen Vegetable Casserole Recipe

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 Recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

Roasted Melting Potatoes Recipe

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…