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Adventures in Everyday Entertaining

Potluck Stamp of Approval: Cucumber Salad

There is just something so refreshing about a cucumber salad!  So light and the cucumbers make a wonderful backdrop for bringing both garlic and peppers to the mix!  This particular … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · 26 Comments

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: 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

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

Elegant and Affordable: Wild Mushroom Risotto

After making Butternut Squash Risotto last week, I decided I was officially on the “Risotto Wagon”.  So I thought I would create a dish using a variety of mushrooms and … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · 12 Comments

Homemade Staples: Roasted Cauliflower (with Truffle Oil)

I love cauliflower and one of the simplest (but tastiest) ways of preparing it is roasting.  It makes a great addition to any meal.  To dress up the dish and … Continue reading

December 13, 2012 · 12 Comments