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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

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 hang­ing on, I feel the urgency to make the most of summer’s pro­duce. This sal­ad is a blend of fresh sum­mer good­ness and still per­fect­ly points to fall’s hearty, com­fort­ing, fla­vor-packed sides. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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 your dai­ly veg­gie quo­ta. Oven-roast­ing brings out a blast of fla­vors includ­ing an amaz­ing sweet­ness that’s most­ly hid­den in fresh, steamed & boiled prepa­ra­tions.

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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

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 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 Feast — so add it to your menu, gath­er your short list of ingre­di­ents and pre­pare to be daz­zled.

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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 mom ori­gins, is that is tastes REALLY good! And — I bet at least one ingre­di­ent will sur­prise you!

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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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