Category Archives: Side Dishes

Caprese Salad with Sweet and Tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette or Summer on a Plate

I have a new morning smoothy.  It is called Sweet and Tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette.  Not really.  But I did have salad for breakfast this morning because I couldn’t wait until lunch to have more of this dressing.  It is so … Continue reading

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Perfect Memorial Weekend Dishes to Bring to a Bar-B-Q

Are you invited to a bar-b-q or pot-luck for Memorial Day weekend?  It seems like quite often when asked to attend one of these type of events, I am asked to bring a side dish or dessert.  Since I love … Continue reading

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Caramelized Acorn Squash With Rosemary

Do you need an easy, colorful side for Thanksgiving that won’t stress you out, can be done ahead of time and tastes delicious? Have you ever wondered what to do with an acorn squash? If you answered yes to either of … Continue reading

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Classic Greek Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette

There is an Italian restaurant that  I go to once in a while that has the best Greek Salad.  I think it is a great salad because they put a lot of feta cheese and Kalamata olives in it which … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Spice Dinner Rolls With Honey Butter

I cannot even tell you how happy I’ve been the last few weeks after making these rolls a couple of times.  I have almost grabbed people in the streets and the grocery store to tell them I successfully made dinner … Continue reading

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Apple, Bacon, and Candied Pecan Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Oh my!  This salad!  I can’t stop thinking about it.  It is one of the best salads I’ve ever had.  I think I could drink the dressing, it is so good.  There is just nothing like homemade vinaigrette.  The dressing … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned Baked Beans for the Holidays

When I started to have Easter at my house every year, I wanted to serve baked beans with the traditional ham.  I set out on a mission to find baked beans like I remembered from my childhood.  Beans that are … Continue reading

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Pistachio Feta Couscous Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

I saw a funny post on Instagram the other day.  It fits me exactly.  I always knew the fish, Dory, in Finding Nemo was modeled after me (she has no short-term memory).  I thought it was so cute, I just … Continue reading

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Wedge Salad with Bacon, Avocado, and Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

I don’t know why I love blue cheese dressing, but I do. It seems odd to like a cheese that is covered in mold.  I remember growing up our family all loved Bob’s Big Boy Blue Cheese Salad Dressing.  This recipe reminds … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned, Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

This is a recipe that I started making about 20 years ago.  The kids were little and money was tight.  I also was concerned about feeding them processed foods with preservatives and food dye in them.  So I started making … Continue reading

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