Chris’ Summer Potato Salad

potato salad recipe

Last week I mentioned that we hosted a last minute Memorial day cookout for a few close friends. It was literally Saturday evening and we made plans for Sunday evening – 24 hours to pull it all together. I ran to the grocery store and picked up what I needed to make everything, including this […]

Healthy Eating – Smashed Cauliflower Recipe

smashed cauliflower

Even though I love to entertain and serve “party” food, for everyday living we like to keep it pretty healthy around here. We believe in the straight forward approach too, so we’ve brought up our kids with fruits and veggies served at most meals, and the old school thought that you either eat it or […]

Savory Rosemary & Parmesan Bread Pudding

rosemary & parmesan bread pudding

As one of Alexia Foods Tastemaker Bloggers I get to sample a variety of side dish items {breads, potatoes & fries, veggies, even appetizers}. One of the things I like to do is transform these items into NEW recipes like I did with the waffle fries here. This time I turned their rosemary & olive […]

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

sauteed Brussels sprouts with bacon

This year for our Thanksgiving dinner I decided to try something new…something green to help lighten the load next to the mac-n-cheese, pumpkin cake, stuffing, etc…something like – Brussels sprouts! I know what you’re thinking – “Brussels sprouts??!!” Well, don’t hate on these little guys until you’ve given them a real chance and eaten FRESH […]

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

butternut squash soup

Let the menu planning begin for your Thanksgiving {or Christmas} celebration! Every year I make some of the same classic dishes, but I like to keep it fresh by adding in 1 or 2 new recipes. The one I’m trying this year is this Butternut Squash soup made with Silk soy milk. I’ve teamed up […]

Classic Pasta Salad Recipe

classic pasta salad recipe

Today I have a great recipe for Summer entertaining! I recently teamed up with ZAK! Designs and wrote an article for them on “keeping cool in the summer heat.” To help me get started they sent their insulated Tubbies to work with, which I used to keep ice cream and my favorite pasta salad nice […]

Summer Side Dish Recipes

Summer cookout side dishes

This weekend is the official start to Summer, and I still can’t believe it {time is flying by!}.  Pools are opening, school is ending for many, and there will be backyard cookouts all over the country to celebrate the long weekend. All those cookouts usually means pot luck side dishes to bring.  In fact the side dishes are my favorite […]