Side Dishes

Make-Ahead Crusty French Bread Rolls

These crusty french bread rolls have the perfect crusty crust on the outside, and amazing chewy middles.  They can be par baked and frozen ahead of time so you can have hot, fresh bread on the table in no time flat! Is it just me, or can rolls be a little divisive?   Some like…

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Homemade Baked Beans (Easy Slow Cooker Recipe!)

These homemade baked beans combine only a handful of ingredients in a slow cooker in one easy step with no chopping, but delivers a powerful punch of flavor.  They are completely from scratch, and don’t even use ketchup, you won’t believe how quick, easy, and tasty this whole food recipe is! So am I a…

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Quick, Easy, and Amazing Skillet Asparagus with Pecans

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This Skillet asparagus comes together in approximately 15 minutes, but most certainly does not sacrifice on taste.  The asparagus is first steamed or boiled, then given a quick saute with butter, caramelly shallots, and crunchy, earthy pecans for the perfect weeknight veggie side dish. Asparagus is one of two things making me happy right now.…

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Cheesy Potato Casserole with No Cream Soup

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Cheesy Potato Casserole, affectionately called “funeral potatoes” is comfort food to the max.  This rich, cheesy dish pairs wonderfully with Ham and is the perfect addition to your Holiday Table.  Nicknames can be a funny thing.  Sometimes they are loving and endearing, like when my sister calls me “panda.”  Other times they are flattering, like…

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Orange Cashew Quinoa with a Zesty, Healthy, Crunch!

“> Orange Cashew Quinoa I can still hear my cute but sometimes purposely obnoxious husband’s voice echoing around the house like it was yesterday. “KEEENWAAAA” he said.  “KEEEEEEEEEEEENWAAAAAA” he repeated, louder and more emphatically. “I just can’t stop saying it, it’s such a strange word.  And look at it, it looks like fish eggs or…

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