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 […]

Asian Style Peanut Noodle Salad

Asian noodle salad

We have been enjoying this Asian style pasta salad for years and it is always a fan favorite. It is the perfect side dish to bring to a pot luck in the summertime, or to serve during an Asian themed dinner party. The marriage of flavors from peanut butter to soy sauce to coconut milk […]

Pick-Your-Potato Bar

potato bar

This Spud Bar makes me so happy - 1) I never met a potato I didn’t love, and 2) the reference to the 1950′s “sputnik” is just so genius and creative!  Designed by Botanica Florals, this potato bar includes everything: mashed potatoes, french fries, tater tots, potato wedges, potato skins, baked potatoes, and of course all […]

Rosemary White Bean Soup

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  by Lisa Thiele   ‘Tis the season for soup!   I don’t know about you, but I’ve been on a soup kick this winter and I’m still going strong. This rosemary white bean is one of my favorites and just had to share it with you. For those of you with allergies or looking […]