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Category Archive: Side Dishes

Amazingly Easy Navy Bean and Ham Soup (Tasty Tuesdays)

Navy Bean and Ham Soup, simple yet delicious soup made with a leftover ham bone and dried beans. Perfect winter soup.

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International Recipes for the Olympics plus Tasty Tuesdays

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio are right around the corner, so this week I compiled some fabulous recipes from across the globe to get you in the spirit.   I’d be here all day if I posted recipes from every country that will be participating in the Games, but I did my best …

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24 Favorite Easter Recipes Round Up

Easter is nearly here and that means it is time to start thinking about your menu. The Easter weekend gives us plenty of opportunities for feasting whether it’s appetizers before the big Easter Sunday meal or family brunches during the weekend. Several bloggers have gotten together to bring you our Favorite Easter Recipes. From delicious …

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Salmon and Potato Pancakes plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

Make a double batch of mashed potatoes the next time you make them, then toss in some cooked salmon and eggs and you have a quick and easy meatless (and gluten free) meal with these Salmon and Potato Pancakes. You can use canned salmon if you want, or quickly steam a fillet. I don’t usually get …

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Moroccan Lentil and Tomato Soup plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky

Oh, do I have a treat for you! This Moroccan Lentil and Tomato Soup is flavorful, vegetarian, gluten free and “guaranteed” to bring you good fortune in the new year if you eat a big bowl on New Year’s Day. Well, the last part is folklore, but these lentils were fabulous! The spice combination in …

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Holiday Recipes Trending Now (Tasty Tuesdays on Break)

Barilla 4 layer lasagna recipe

The Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party is on break this week so your hosts can enjoy the week with their families. We will be back on December 29th with more great recipes and links to share. Hope to see you then! In the meantime, here are a few of our recipes that are …

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Apple Pecan Brown Rice Salad – Crazy Ingredient Challenge

Today is October 20th so it is our monthly Crazy Ingredient Challenge recipe posting day. A group of bloggers choose two ingredients that may not normally be paired together, create a recipe and all post about it on the same day. This month we have Apples and Chives. Be sure to scroll to the bottom …

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Egg Recipes for World Egg Day

October 9 is World Egg Day, one of those crazy made up Food Holidays to talk about all things eggs. I love days like this because it gives me something easy to post about. And what can be easier than egg recipes? We use eggs in a variety of ways from binding my meatloaf/meatballs to …

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Sage Pork and Potato Bake plus Tasty Tuesdays Linkup

Necessity is the mother of invention and that plus laziness is the mother of this recipe. I wanted something simple for dinner with what we had in the kitchen so I started rummaging through the kitchen to see what I could put together. I found a pork loin, an apple and some potatoes. BINGO! An onion, …

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20 Recipes for Pancake Tuesday – Fastnacht – Mardi Gras

Ash Wednesday is quickly approaching, and depending on where you are from, or your personal tastes, it can dictate the food choices on that last day before the fasting and abstinence begins. In England, Ireland, Australia and Canada it is Shrove Tuesday, with pancakes, pancakes and more pancakes. In German areas it is Fastnacht and gorging on donuts is …

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Authentic Red Beans and Rice: 3 Ways to Prepare

New Orleans classic Red Beans and Rice recipe with three different cooking methods: stove top, pressure cooker and slow cooker. Great for Mardi Gras.

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Spicy Candied Sweet Potatoes – Tasty Tuesdays Link Up

I prefer to keep my marshmallows for s’mores and make these amazing Spicy Candied Sweet Potatoes instead. Since this will probably be my last post before Thanksgiving, I want to take a moment to thank some special people. First up is Tammy of Creative K. Kids for trusting me to co-host the Tasty Tuesdays Link …

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Photo A Day – Food Theme with recipes

This month Chantelle Elem at Fat Mum Slim changed up her normal Photo A Day prompts and assigned a letter to each day plus the numbers 1 through 5. You can take a picture of ANYTHING that symbolizes the prompt to you. As soon as I saw the list, I knew food was going to be the …

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Curried Turnip Greens – Tasty Tuesdays Link Up

The turnips I planted in my homemade self watering containers are going crazy! So I picked off a handful or two of the larger leaves and left the rest so the turnip roots underneath will have food to keep growing. Most stores here in California cut the greens off of the turnips before selling them …

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Lemon Thyme Wild Rice

Here’s another one from Ma’am’s archives for you: Lemon Thyme Wild Rice. This simple side dish takes about 45 minutes to cook because of the wild rice, but that is almost all hands off time. It goes great with beef, chicken or fish. You might also like these posts Salmon and Potato Pancakes plus Tasty …

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Tasty Tuesdays: Sesame Celery Salad #linky

I have some exciting news! All month long I am guest-hosting Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays Linky. Besides the scrumptious Sesame Celery Salad recipe from me, you get some fabulous recipes linked up from some other amazing bloggers. Be sure to check out some of the other recipes and bloggers. And if you are a blogger, please …

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Hot German Potato Salad

Glücklich Oktoberfest! The festivities in Bavaria are wrapping up this weekend, so I figured it was the perfect time to post one of our favorite recipes: Hot German Potato Salad. I absolutely love the warm potatoes and bacon in the sweet and tangy sauce. It goes great with just about anything from chicken to pork chops …

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Easy Black Beans and Rice

We have been in a food rut lately, especially side dishes. Rice (brown or white), potatoes (baked, fried, mashed) and pasta. YAWN! While converting the old recipes from the original site to the new format, I came across these Easy Black Beans and Rice. This can be made as a side dish as well as …

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Pesto Fries

I remember the first time I had Garlic Fries. I trudged all the way around Qualcomm Stadium asking everyone I saw with them where to find them. Then all the way back to my seat. But, oh my! was it worth it. It almost made up for the Chargers beating my Niners that day. Almost. But, …

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Scalloped Potatoes with Ham – Cookbook Club Reviewers

This month, my fellow bloggers in the Cookbook Club Reviewers are making recipes and  blogging about The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays by Ree Drummond. And we are giving away a copy of the book to one lucky winner! so be sure to scroll down for that as well as links to the …

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Free E-Guide: Choosing Healthy Fats

As a thank you for signing up for our biweekly newsletter we will send you a copy of 30 Tips for Choosing Healthy Fats in Your Diet. Then every two weeks we will send you delicious recipes and other food related fun.