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Simple Creamy Potato Casserole

Simple Creamy Potato Casserole

A cold January weekday is the perfect day for this recipe! It assembles in under 10 minutes (including the time it takes to walk out to the deep freezer in the garage) and is so, so yummy.

Smashed Irish Potatoes

Smashed Irish Potatoes

Where on earth have I been?! It’s been too long! Between the upstairs construction project (which I’ll tell you about soon) + life with 3 1/2 teenagers + and my Food for a Year Shop it’s been a busy few months. Like this:

Spicy Mexican Creamed Corn

Spicy Mexican Creamed Corn

This creamed corn side dish is a recipe I keep in my back pocket, ready to use when I am short on time and need a full flavored, simple recipe that is sure to please everyone. Now, before I share this recipe – be warned. This one is certain to break any New Year’s resolutions that involve fitting into a smaller size of pants.

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Tomato Avocado Spinach Salad w/ Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Tomato Avocado Spinach Salad w/ Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Here in Oklahoma, we are in that seasonal blur between summer and fall, some days feel just like mid-July and other days whisper of change with gray overcast skies and cool breezes. Yes, it’s time for something a little different but while while summer keeps…

Spicy Oven-Roasted Cauliflower

Spicy Oven-Roasted Cauliflower

One of my favorite ways to make & eat veggies is to oven-roast them! If you have never tasted oven-roasted celery, green onions, green beans, carrots, mushrooms, squash, broccoli, cabbage AND especially cauliflower — you have really missed out on the yummiest way to meet…

Green Beans with Apricots and Walnuts

Green Beans with Apricots and Walnuts

It has been a while since I have shared a really good side dish — and this is a really good one! I have about 5 recipes in waiting to be published, but I have to hold back and give this little recipe a chance to shine. I came up with it on the fly as an accompaniment to my yummy Spicy Shrimp Tacos. As I was  Continue reading Green Beans with Apricots and Walnuts

Oven-Roasted Purple Steak Fries

Oven-Roasted Purple Steak Fries

I just love these purple fingerlings. The first time I cut into one – I was simply delighted! I expected to see white flesh. But imagine my ((and Gracie’s)) excitement when instead of white, we saw this beautiful rosy purple color?! 

Extraordinary Green on Green Salad

Extraordinary Green on Green Salad

Okay, I hear you: “Green salad…EXTRAORDINARY??? Really??” Yes! I mean it — it is really extraordinary!

Oven Roasted ((Brown-Sugared)) Butternut Squash with Bacon and Fresh Herbs

Oven Roasted ((Brown-Sugared)) Butternut Squash with Bacon and Fresh Herbs

If all sides were judged solely for appearance, this one would be the all around winner. I mean really, can there BE a prettier side dish ((said in the best Chandler Bing voice ever)). The color of the herb seasoned butternut squash, coated in a light brown sugar crust & adorned with beautiful crispy bright red bits of sweet and salty candied applewood smoked bacon – this dish SCREAMS “Serve me at your Thanksgiving AND Christmas Feasts!! ((please))”. Continue reading Oven Roasted ((Brown-Sugared)) Butternut Squash with Bacon and Fresh Herbs

Oven Roasted Brussles + Bacon

Oven Roasted Brussles + Bacon

I just love this simple side dish – so much that the next time I make it, I plan to quadruple it and call it dinner! It is just.that.good. And speaking of sides – this really is the perfect simple side for your upcoming Thanksgiving…

Mom’s Simple Cranberry Salad

Mom’s Simple Cranberry Salad

Well, mom told me it came from Laura’s mom – but since Laura’s mom is a mom and the cranberry salad is so very simple, I will still call it “Mom’s Simple Cranberry Salad”. But what you really need to know, besides it’s simplicity and…

Mustard Dressed Radish & Cilantro Slaw

Mustard Dressed Radish & Cilantro Slaw

On this week’s menu, I made one of my busy night “go-to slow cooker recipes”: Curry Beef and Butternut Squash!! It is a meal that ((surprisingly)) pleases everyone & is so easy to make. Somehow, I managed to find a few spare seconds in the hustle of my day and decided it was time to do something with the beautiful radishes I found at Whole Foods.

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