Cheesy Grits Casserole

cheesy grits casserole

I’m showing my Southern roots today, BIG time, with this {oh-so} cheesy grits casserole recipe. If you’re not from the South you may be asking “what is a grit?” – basically it’s coarsely ground corn, and on their own grits are rather bland and boring, but they are also similar to tofu in that they […]

Savory Rosemary & Parmesan Bread Pudding

savory rosemary and Parmesan bread pudding

If you’ve never thought of trying a SAVORY bread pudding, get ready to be convinced with this tasty side dish recipe I recently created. 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 […]

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

The creaminess combined with a little bit of crunch makes this classic pasta salad recipe a winner among summer side dishes. 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 […]

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 […]

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