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

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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 […]

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.