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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. […]

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 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

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 […]

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! (more…)

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 […]

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 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

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 […]

Tip of the Week!! ((Faux-made Pickles))

Tip of the Week!! ((Faux-made Pickles))

Pickles!! Pickles!! Pickles!! Three cheers for pickles! If you have been following me on Instagram or Facebook you may have seen some of my pictures, hinting at this TotW. I am in love with this tip for a few reasons:

Brown Sugar & Soy Glazed Green Beans with Pecans

Brown Sugar & Soy Glazed Green Beans with Pecans

When it comes to making meals, I seem to have an unlimited stock of ideas. But sides? That is an entirely different story. I work so hard on the main-dish, I often find I have over-looked the items that turn a main dish into a meal – the sides.

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