Sauteed Asparagus

Sauteed Asparagus. Simple…..Nutritious……Delicious!!!! Oh, and did I mention, it’s super easy to put together and really quick to prep and cook? This is my basic Sauteed Asparagus Recipe. It’s amazingly delicious and a snap to make.   It’s surprising how such simple, everyday, easy to find ingredients can be put together and cooked into such … Continue reading

The Best Crock Pot Cheesy Potatoes

Cheesy…Creamy…Comforting….Crock Pot Potatoes!!! Oh Baby Baby!!! Yes please I want some cheesy potatoes. These potatoes are so, so yummy. Honestly. Want more…? How about a Crock Pot Potato Recipe that is essentially a dump, turn it on, and get ready to almost swoon at dinner time. Maybe it’s just me that almost swoons. You’ll probably … Continue reading

KFC Coleslaw Recipe

KFC Coleslaw Recipe…….Yes, SERIOUSLY!!!   The dressing in this recipe tastes exactly, I mean EXACTLY,  like the original in my book! And let’s face it……the dressing is what separates the original from all the imitations!     Coleslaw……Shredded Cabbage, Sweet and Tangy Dressing, a dash of Shredded Carrot! I LOVE Coleslaw. Once the weather begins to … Continue reading

Southern Style Green Beans

Southern Style Green Beans
This recipe for Southern Style Green Beans is easy-peasy to put together and it makes a pot of beans that’s meltingly tender and super delicious.  The beans are cooked slowly for a long time with a bit of bacon and come out of the pot tasting, honestly, better than any veggie I’ve ever tried!  Even … Continue reading

Classic Deviled Eggs

Classic Deviled Eggs 11
This is our family recipe for Classic Deviled Eggs.  I can still remember my grandma bring plates of these and big bowls of potato salad to every family gathering!  The deviled eggs never made it to dinner time because the whole family would descend on the plate and absolutely devour them.  I think my Grandma … Continue reading

Simple Roasted Peppers

Simple Roasted Peppers
These roasted peppers are one of my favorite all time favorite ways to serve vegetables.  They super quick to make and the whole family loves them.  While they roast the natural sugars in the peppers concentrates and they are utterly delicious!  I usually plan on 1/2 a pepper per person when serving as a side … Continue reading

Boursin Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

Boursin Cheese Scalloped Potatoes
[donotprint] Scalloped Potatoes are one of my favorite foods in the world.  I have lots of recipes for them.  This recipe makes scalloped potatoes that are wonderfully rich, creamy and deliciously buttery.  I’ve honestly never tasted their like.  The Boursin cheese is the secret ingredient.  It’s what really adds all the wonderful extra richness to … Continue reading

Carrot Salad

Carrot Salad
This is a yummy Carrot Salad that my family just can’t get enough of!  It’s loaded with pineapple, raisins and pecans. It’s really a snap to prepare and it goes great with just about everything.  We’ve been barbecuing a lot and everyone has been asking for me to make this to have as one of … Continue reading

Marinated Tomato Salad

Marinated Tomato Salad
I had this recipe bookmarked in one of my cookbooks just waiting for tomatoes to come into season.  I waited………..and waited!   I didn’t want to make it with the mediocre tomatoes that are available year round.  I wanted ripe, juicy, bursting with flavor tomatoes that only summer can bring.  Well, it’s that time.  Summer … Continue reading

Bacon Ranch Potatoes

Ranch Potatoes
[donotprint]It seems like that season…more barbecues, more pot lucks, more just having people over! For me that means lots of side dishes.  It seems we’re always grilling chicken or steak but this is the season that the side dishes really shine!  Today, I want to share with you one that my family descirbes as “totally … Continue reading

Arugula, Strawberry, Blue Cheese Salad

  There’s a restaurant in Southern California called Lemonade that my entire family absolutely loves. It’s got a really fun vibe and ammmazing food.  The decor is like an updated, fresh 60’s kind of thing. Lots of white formica with splashes of a very happy sunshiny yellow. They make a lot of really delicious food … Continue reading

Roasted Garlic Asparagus with Feta

[donotprint] When I find a really good, new recipe for veggies, I’m beyond happy………I’m elated! Finding cookie recipes or, say, a new cake recipe that I like, is always tremendously easy. I hardly even have to look for those kinds of new recipes and it seems I have half a dozen on a list to … Continue reading

Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

[donotprint] I think scalloped potatoes are one of the best foods in the whole wide world!  Since I was a kid, whenever my Mama served them, they would always be the first thing I’d devour from my plate. I clearly didn’t subscribe to the “Save the Best for Last” philosophy!  No, I abide more by … Continue reading

Roasted Cauliflower and Lentil Salad

[donotprint] Do you like having salad for lunch or dinner?  Do you get your 5 servings of fruit and veggies daily?  Well…………….. I have to be honest with you… family loves veggies……..I’m the hard sale on that score! I’m, “that kid”,  grown up! You know, the one that feeds their veggies to the dog, under … Continue reading

Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Brocolli
This is my all time favorite way to eat broccoli. This simple, humble recipe just might become a surprise favorite for you too.  If you look down at the recipe you’ll see that it couldn’t be simpler to make.  It’s so simple, in fact, you might just pass it up, but I have to tell … Continue reading

Coca Cola Baked Beans

[donotprint]This is an easy, really delicious baked bean recipe. It starts with canned beans so it’s fairly quick to make. The cola gives the beans a deeply sweet flavor. You can add any combination of beans you like. I used Canellini, Kidney and Pinto.  I served this with grilled steaks and Brown Sugar Roasted Carrots … Continue reading
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