Valentine’s Day Salad

valentines day salad

  by contributor Lisa Thiele   The countdown to Valentines Day continues. First, it was heart shaped marshmallows and now, heart shaped beets. Oh the possibilities are endless with cookie cutters. If you’re staying in this Valentines Day, this is great salad recipe that’s nice and light plus the red (heart shaped) beets add a […]

Keys To Good Cooking – Tips For Potatoes

Obviously food is a key part of entertaining, and I know many of you out there enjoy cooking for family and friends. Now there’s an interesting and informative book that will give you tips and basic understanding of cooking techniques and different foods – The Keys To Good Cooking by Harold McGee. This is not […]

Hashbrown Casserole

hashbrown casserold

I’m Totally “borrowing” this recipe from Joanna at Let’s Entertain. This YUMMY hashbrown casserole is perfect for a side dish at dinner, lunch, or brunch! Check out her post for the recipe and substitution suggestions.

Keeping Food & Drinks Cool In The Summer Heat

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Keeping food and drinks cold during a summer picnic can give you one more opportunity to be stylish. That’s right. Try some of these ideas for chillin’ and you’ll be the coolest cat on the block! Start with a trip to Lowes or Home Depot and get yourself a galvanized planter box(or plastic). Fill it […]

Delicious Broccoli Casserole

broccoli casserole

If you’re like me, casseroles always show up on the table at holiday gatherings and pot lucks.  This broccoli casserole recipe is always a favorite side dish to serve and is great alternative to the traditional green bean casserole. This dish is so tasty you may even get the kids to eat their veggies! Broccoli Casserole 2 (10 oz) […]

Simple Side Dish – Fruit & Nut Wild Rice

fruit & nut wild rice

  Serve up a dressed up version of rice with my fruit & nut wild rice recipe.  This is easy and so delicious – it makes a great side dish for a dinner party or for the holiday pot luck gatherings.  Bon Appetit! Fruit & Nut Wild Rice 1 box long grain and wild rice […]

Streusal Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

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If you are from the South, you know about sweet potato casserole. Wheather it’s topped with streusel topping or marshmallows…it really is all about the topping. I chose to use both on this one and it is so delicious for holidays! Streusal Topped Sweet Potato Casserole 3 (29 oz) cans sweet potatoes, drained 1/3 cup […]