Baby Red Potato Salad

Baby Red Potato Salad

We’re quickly getting back into the season of backyard cookouts and picnics. What backyard barbecue would be complete without a tasty potato salad? This Baby Red Potato Salad is sure to become a family favorite this Summer! […]

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Oven Roasted Green Beans with Parmesan

Oven Roasted Green Beans with Parmesan

While I love them fresh, frozen green beans can be quite good. I’d never really thought of roasting them until recently though. I saw online that other people had tried it and decided to give it a try myself. I wasn’t expecting that they would be so tasty, but they actually are really good! […]

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Small Batch Cornbread Dressing

Small Batch Cornbread Dressing

My favorite dish at Thanksgiving has always been dressing. My mom makes the best chicken and dressing of anyone I know. It’s always perfectly moist and well seasoned. Up until the time I started testing this recipe, I had never made my own cornbread dressing before. […]

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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Well, here it is! The recipe that changed my opinion on brussels sprouts. Up until I made these, I hadn’t eaten them since I was a kid. My memory of having to eat these yucky tasting, cabbage mini-me’s was not a good one. I know I’m not alone in this. It seems people either love or hate them. My husband loves them, so I decided to give them another shot. […]

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Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips with Toasted Garlic

Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips with Toasted Garlic

Mashed potatoes are a classic Thanksgiving side dish. They are also one of my favorite comfort foods. The parsnips add a hint of sweetness to the potatoes. The toasted garlic is an idea I got from an America’s Test Kitchen cookbook, and trust me, it’s worth taking the extra step to make it. […]

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Easy Mexican Rice

Easy Mexican Rice

Mexican rice or Spanish rice is usually one of my favorite parts of dinner at Tex-Mex restaurants. I’ve had several different variations of it and like it both with the vegetables and without. Recently, I decided that I wanted to see just how easy it was to make a version at home, and boy, it is super simple! […]

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Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

Is there any other side dish that is as tasty and comforting as roasted potatoes? Pretty sure there isn’t. I made these Roasted Baby Red Potatoes last year for Thanksgiving. Last year, my husband and I stayed home and had a Thanksgiving for two dinner. The weather was just plain miserable that week. […]

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Tomato Cucumber Salad

Tomato Cucumber Salad

I recently shared a recipe for Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad, and today I’m back with a new salad. These super easy side dishes are perfect for the warmer Spring and Summer months. They are so nice and light, which is just what you want when it’s one hundred degrees outside. […]

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Strawberry Basil Quinoa Salad

Strawberry Basil Quinoa Salad

I’ve been a huge fan of strawberries ever since I was little. Strawberry Shortcake was one of my all-time favorite desserts as a kid. My family used to go eat at Wyatt’s cafeteria, and I have fond memories of going through their line and picking out what I wanted. Who else here can remember going through the line and picking out their food at Wyatt’s? Getting to the dessert section was my favorite part. We got to pick out a strawberry shortcake for me and my brother to share. So delicious! […]

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Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad

Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad

Cookout season is in full swing, and I know we could all use some good make-ahead dishes like this one. This super easy salad would make a terrific Memorial Day recipe or dish to serve at any of your backyard parties this Summer! Although you can find cherry tomatoes in grocery stores pretty much any time of year, Summer is when they’re at their best. […]

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