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[27 Oct 2011 | One Comment | ]

This is the perfect Fall recipe! We made it in my daughter’s preschool class and all the kids loved it. This is a great muffin in the morning or perfect for an afternoon snack.

[28 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Buttermilk Herb Potato Salad

My mom made this potato salad for a 4th of July picnic this year. I normally find potato salad too heavy but this was amazingly lite and fresh tasting. I loved it and planned on having some leftovers for lunch the next day but it was all eaten up! This is the perfect side dish to any rib recipe. Try it with Cilantro-Garlic Ribs or Black Peppercorn and Mustard Braised Short Ribs.

In a large pot or dutch oven, place:
3 pounds small red potatoes, quartered
Cover …

[10 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Zucchini Pancakes

I made these zucchini pancakes last night as our side dish for dinner and they were amazing. The kids loved eating a vegetable that was a pancake and they were very easy.

[17 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]

This is a recipe I received from my mother-in-law which I thought was perfect to pass along for Superbowl. The further ahead you make this dish the better it gets as the flavors blend beautifully together.

[17 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Pumpkin Scones

These scones are the perfect Fall breakfast or great for any holiday celebration. They are easy to make and taste amazing rich. You can always add raisins or dried cranberries to make heartier or white chocolate chips to make them sweeter.

[8 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Bacon Vinaigrette Brussel Sprouts and Butternut Squash

I am always looking for new side dishes to serve at holiday dinners or dinner parties. I normally do not care for Brussels Sprouts but this recipe is amazing. The bacon vinaigrette is the right combination of salty, sweet and savory. This is the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving dinner.

[4 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

My good friend, Tina, just emailed me this fabulous and easy biscuit recipe. I love biscuits and was eager to try them. They are so wonderful and just slightly sweet so that you need nothing on them. This is a great Southern side dish that I served with Molasses-Mustard Glazed Pork, but would go beautifully with BBQ Chicken or Chicken Sticks. This would also be a wonderful side dish at Thanksgiving.

[17 Aug 2009 | One Comment | ]

My family and I recently attended a family reunion and we had some wonderful food.  My favorite dish was the Roasted Vegetable Orzo Salad.  The orzo and roasted vegetables made an excellent side dish to the steak and smoked pork that was served.  This salad is a great side dish for a large gathering because it can be made ahead of time and served at room temperature.  You could also add grilled chicken or shrimp and make an entire meal out of this dish as well!
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  …

[7 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]

This is a great salad because the vegetables can be grilled ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. This salad is full of wonderful vegetables and looks beautiful on the table because of all the vibrant colors.
In a large grill skillet on the stove or a grilling basket on the BBQ, cook:
2 trimmed bunches of asparagus, cut into thirds
1 red and 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips
1 6oz. package of portabellini mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Grill all vegetables for about 10 minutes …

[21 May 2009 | One Comment | ]

Baked beans are a great side dish to serve at any picnic or BBQ.  They are an easy side dish to make and go great with burgers or ribs.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  In a medium sized casserole dish, mix together and set aside:
3 cans white beans, such as navy (rinsed and drained)
1 and 1/4 cup chicken broth
In a large skillet, over medium heat, cook:
4 slices of bacon, roughly chopped
Once bacon begins to release it’s fat, add to the skillet:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small yellow onion, chopped
Cook bacon, oil and …