Showing posts with label Sides. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sides. Show all posts

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Roasted Okra

I haven't always loved okra.  I would eat it once in a blue moon roasted in the oven, the way my Precious Mama and Grandma cooked it.   However, for most of my life, I despised it.  The sight of slimy green pods just didn't make my heart sing.  Fast forward .. I now put it in stews, soups, peas and beans, loving the flavor and the way it thickens whatever it is cooked in.  I also love Roasted Okra!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Hash Brown and Sweet Pepper Kugel

Oh...My!  This Hash Brown and Sweet Pepper Kugel turned out so light yet full of flavor!  We all loved it and a couple of us ate this, skipping the meat, with green beans to complete our meal.  It is so easy to make, I do not know why I have never made this before!  It is a keeper and will definitely be added to our menu.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Spicy Creamed Corn

All three of  my boys love corn.  Two of the three loving spicy food.  This combination of sweet corn, cream cheese and Ro*Tel is perfect way to please.


Friday, January 24, 2014

Alfredo Cauliflower

Have you tried Alfredo Sauce on cauliflower?  If you haven't, you really need to do so.   It is wonderful! The sauce is easily made while the cauliflower cooks.   Broken apart in pieces, or mashed, this could easily be a new comfort dish!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Chinese Slaw

I have never liked slaw.  It's always had that blick taste to it.  My sweet Mama would make it and I would do everything I could to get around eatin' it.  It just wasn't good, anyway it was made.  

With grilled chicken on the menu for today, I decided to give slaw another try.  I found an old recipe for Chinese Slaw and made it yesterday.   I liked it!  It did turn out to be on the sweet side,  perhaps that is why. I do not mind eating this slaw.  ;)   I put it in the back of the refrigerator to save for today.  When I went to take it out, half of it was gone.   I didn't see the point in adding the toasted noodles or almonds now, since hubby ate nearly all of it.  I suppose he likes it, too!   :)  



Friday, July 5, 2013

Oven Roasted Corn

Fourth of July, a fun day at the beach and splash park.  Hubby had the grill filled to the brim with leg quarters...just because we Love them.  ~smile~  I needed a new way to cook corn besides the every day, ho hum, boiling method.  I do love it off the cob and fried..mmmmmm!!!!  This is an easy peasy, roasted in the oven, with the husk on,  way to cook corn on the cob!  No prep work needed.   Yeah, I'll all for that!  It was so sweet and delicious, we didn't add a thing to it.  No butter, salt, pepper, garlic, herbs ... nothing at all.  Of course, you may want to enhance the corn by doing so.



Saturday, June 29, 2013

Tuna Fish Casserole

This casserole reminds me of Mama.  She would make this after coming home late from work.  Something easy to throw together while she helped with homework and listened intently about my day.  I didn't like it then, but I love it, and the warm memories it brings.  

Friday, May 24, 2013

Scalloped Mashed Potatoes

I was wondering...why we cook potatoes to mash,  pour off the potato water (Mama always saved it for Daddy to drink),  then add milk to the potatoes........

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Italian Pepperoni Pasta

One of my twins loves pasta!  He could eat it all day , each and every day.  Now that I think about it, I think he does have it at once a day.  This is perfect for the summer as it doesn’t need to be refrigerated.  I’ll be making this one  a lot.  

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mexican Corn ..You know, like in the can

Mexican Corn.  Do you remember your precious Mama making it out of the can for you?  Well, I do!  I always loved it.  Now, I love this a lot more.  Simple and so flavorful!


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Sweet Potato Puffs

Oh, do I have a favorite holiday sweet potato dish for you!  Dessert or side, you decide.  It's an old one but a great one!  Cook as many sweet potatoes as you wish.  Sweeten to your taste with either brown or regular sugar.  Add vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, nuts....whatever you want to make it your own.  There really isn't a set amount of anything.   It's your old sweet potato casserole rolled up in a ball with the marshmallows hiding inside!!!


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Lime Pineapple Jello Salad

My precious Mama would always make this congealed salad, especially holidays.  We all loved it and now my family does, too.  The only difference?  I don't wait for special occasions to make and enjoy. 

I noticed this looked a little thin and commented about it to hubby.  He told it may be because he ate about half of it, still in the bowl, while I was getting the boys ready for bed!  ~smile~ 


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Cheesy Alfredo Bacon Ranch Potatoes and Onions

Alfredo, cheese, ranch and bacon on buttery potatoes and onions.  Loving every bite!

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Broccoli Corn and Cheese Jiffy Mix Casserole

I have seen casseroles made with Jiffy Mix for some time now.  Heck, forever!  I finally made one with the popular mix and Oh, My, Goodness!  I love it.  Hubby loves it!  They  (don’t like broccoli) My oldest son loves it!  Easy to make with whatever you have on hand.  Mix and bake, yep, I love that, too! 




Saturday, March 16, 2013

Potatoes and Ham Soup

This brings back memories of my precious Mama cooking newly dug potatoes from the garden.  I would have to wash the dirt off and place them on dry grass to dry, turning them over to ensure even drying.  There is nothing better than fresh potatoes that have simmered on the stove, either with a cream sauce..Potatoes and Cream Sauce, or with a hunk of leftover ham.  Mama always put a lot of pepper in her potatoes and would sometimes but garden peas in with the cream sauce.   I started out not making this to write down and just added a little here and more there.  Adjust the recipe to suit.  Do you have a potato memory?  ~smile~



Monday, March 4, 2013

Tomato Casserole

This is an easy and economical side or main dish (double recipe.)   Add your favorite herbs, meats and cheeses or leave it plain.  Any way you make it is going to be a hit!


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Spinach Squares

I love spinach but it wasn't until recently that I decided I did.  I despised it as a child and would refuse to eat it, turning up my nose and closing my lips tightly.  Now, I eat it weekly baked or raw, I want it!   One of my twins eats it raw..he loves salads!  The other two boys, well I'm working on them.  Trying new ways.  They'll come around..in time.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Roasted Rosemary Turnip Roots

When I was younger, you couldn't get me to eat turnips for nothing!  Nope, nothing!  No way, no how!  Fast forward a gazillion years...I love them!  I cook them with ham seasoning but my very favorite way to eat them is roasted.  Oh. My. These are so good!  I could grab and eat them right out of the oven.  Yes, I love them that much now.   So much so, I cooked them twice, in two days, in my Lodge  15" Seasoned Steel Skillet.  This is perfect to roast vegetables in!  I roasted 1 pound and could easily fit another pound in.  The larger ones were quartered, the smaller halved.  Simply seasoned yet robust in flavor.  Try them...I know you will love them also.  Oh,  just in case you hadn't heard.....I am very honored to be hosting a giveaway sponsored by Lodge Manufacturing.  It's for their amazing 15" Seasoned Steel Skillet.  I have cooked in it every day and l just love the ease of cooking from stove top to oven to grill.  It is large enough to accommodate food for my growing boys and much more.  Perfect!  The giveaway will start sometime in the next two weeks.  Stay connected with me so you won't miss out on this fantastic skillet.


Roasted Rosemary Turnip Roots

1 pound turnip roots peeled, halved or quartered
1 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 Tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced
sea salt

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Mix oil and minced rosemary.
Place peeled and cut turnip roots in skillet.

Brush with oil and rosemary, saving a little oil to brush once out of the oven.
Sprinkle with sea salt.
Cook 10 minutes, turn skillet around. 
Cook another 10 to 15 minutes until done.  Just until fork tender.
Carefully, take out of oven.  Brush with remaining oil.  

Enjoy!



Monday, January 21, 2013

Smashed Potatoes

Oh, these are so good!  You really don't need a recipe.  Boil, Smash, Bake, Eat!  Use your favorite toppings and there ya go!  Enjoy!




Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sweet and Crunchy Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes for breakfast you may ask?  There isn't any reason not to eat them, right?  We eat them baked, sliced and roasted and boiled.  Whole, sliced or mashed we love them. They are healthy and taste great just as they are.  When topped with homemade granola and homemade maple syrup, they are wonderful! .  Eat them for breakfast, a side or even dessert.  These are perfect sliced, mashed or whole.  Cut down the middle lengthwise of whole sweet potatoes,  push the two sides together, top with granola and drizzle with syrup and/or melted butter/margarine.  Boil, drain , mash and top.  Any way you make them, top with granola and maple syrup and you have a new fav!


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