Loaded Coleslaw

Independence Day arrives next week and if you are looking for a healthy side dish to bring to the festivities, look no further. I love all varieties of slaw; mayo based, vinegar style and this recipe is a unique combination of the two. It also, includes bacon and who doesn’t love that? This coleslaw is…

Radish and Cucumber Salad with Basil

I’m ready for warm temperatures after a winter that keeps trying for a comeback. Our local farmers market opens for the season this weekend and I’m so excited. I’m ready for fresh fruit and veggies. Eating seasonal foods always tastes better and is certainly more nutritious. Radish is a cool weather plant and always one…

Cranberry Fluff Salad

Tis the season for everything cranberry. These tart little guys make a starring appearance in this delicious retro salad. For years I’ve love Watergate salad (Ever since my MIL served it years ago) and this is very similar, but a little more festive. It’s sweet and tart; the mini marshmallows and homemade vanilla whipped topping…

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Dried Cranberries

It wasn’t until a couple years ago that I actually tried Brussel sprouts. Something about those tiny cabbages didn’t sit well with me, but the older I get, the more adventurous I become with food. Roasting veggies is my favorite because the caramelization adds a wonderful sweetness to any variety of vegetables. Brussel sprouts pair…

Sweet Potato Casserole

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving will be here next week. Have you started meal planning the big feast? I’m in charge of dessert this year, but I wanted to share a few side dishes this week. The sides are my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner. My mom and aunt always feature an assortment of…

Collard Greens

It’s no secret that I have a sweet tooth, many of the recipes I try are desserts, but I need to have a bit of balance in my nutrition. Dinner time can sometimes mean, being “stuck in a rut”. You know what I’m talking about? The same tried and true recipes that are yummy, but…

Peach Salsa

Summer and peaches go hand in hand. This summer fruit is delicious in pie or cobbler and equally wonderful in salsa. I had an abundance of peaches and decided I wanted to incorporate them into a savory dish. I made this simple salsa to top chicken breasts. The juicy peaches and tangy tomatoes added so…

Vinaigrette Coleslaw

There is an Italian deli and restaurant near my work that makes awesome coleslaw. I always get it as my side if we order lunch. It’s light and has a nice crunch too. For whatever reason, I’ve always made creamy coleslaw and today I set out to try my hand at the vinaigrette version. This…

Classic Deviled Eggs

Easter arrives in a week and I’m sure you have a bunch of hard boiled/dyed eggs hanging around in the fridge. This recipe makes perfect use of your eggs. Deviled Eggs are an easy side dish to share with friends or family. My son assisted me with this recipe and he actually ate some too….

Spring Pasta Salad

Today the weather is beautiful and I’m so thankful after all the grey days lately. I made this pasta salad for lunch last week and it’s a wonderful addition to a BBQ or cookout. It’s light, but filling and is a terrific way to add a few more vegetables into your diet. This dish would…