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Impromptu Entertaining: Grilled Brussels Sprouts

As things heat up this summer, I try to find more and more ways to take the cooking outside to keep the house from getting too warm.  Grilling Brussels Sprouts … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · 35 Comments

Impromptu Entertaining: Savory Mashed Potato Bake

Mashed potatoes are always a crowd-pleaser.  But sometimes it is fun to give the dish a little “boost”.  The savory and salty notes added to this dish are sure to … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · 17 Comments

Potluck Stamp of Approval: Mediterranean Zucchini Bake

April has brought nothing but showers here in Texas the last four days, and I know we aren’t the only ones in the country having some dreary weather.  So let’s … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · 28 Comments

Homemade Staples: Croutons

Croutons are one of the easiest, cost-effective, and delicious things to make from scratch.  It is cheaper to make croutons to buy them PLUS then they are fresher and more … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · 19 Comments

Homemade Staples: Hash Browns from Scratch

Hash Browns are one of my favorite breakfast sides.  They also can be a great as a dinner side as well!  And fresh hash browns from scratch are not only … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · 29 Comments

Impromptu Entertaining: Caramelized Carrots

The key to Impromptu Entertaining is making the most of what you have on hand.  These caramelized carrots are not only delicious, but they are made with ingredients that most … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · 22 Comments

Homemade Staples: Red Potatoes with Rosemary

Red potatoes make a great change in starch for your dinner from the more common Mashed Potatoes and Baked Potato (which are both still very delicious!).  With just a little … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · 31 Comments

Brunch Basics: Individual Apple French Toast Bakes

After making Brandied Apple Butter late last year, I started thinking.  Wouldn’t that be delicious to use in a French Toast Bake, like the Pumpkin French Toast Bake that I … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · 24 Comments

Potluck Stamp of Approval: Black Bean Salad

Many times a potluck requires themed food.  And what’s a more popular and festive theme than Mexican or Tex-Mex!  This is a great salad to prepare that is both vegan … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · 25 Comments

Homemade Staples: Green Beans with Bacon and Shallots

This is a tasty side dish to accompany a variety of meals.  The savory flavors of the bacon and shallots really enhance the green beans.  This really is a simple … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · 33 Comments