Side Dishes

A Mouthwatering Revelation

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2009

Like probably half of the bloggers in American, I've been to see Julie and Julia since it came out in theaters a couple weeks ago. I rarely see…

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Balsamic Chicken and Tortellini and a Rachael Ray Menu Plan

Posted on Jul 9th, 2008

We didn't make it to the store until yesterday because of being away and my rampant sickness (and when I say we, I mean I made Mr. V go for me while…

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Better Mood

Posted on Mar 21st, 2008

Well, I am 1000 times happier than I was the other day. Probably because I didn't have to work today and I had 14 hours of sleep last night. I was…

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BLC Pasta Salad

Posted on Jul 14th, 2011

Bacon? Mmmm. Lettuce. Good. Tomatoes? Ick. And that, my friends, is why I've never had a BLT. I'm always terribly embarrassed to admit that I…

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Broccoli Salad #CookoutWeek

Posted on Jul 1st, 2016

Good morning! I have one more #CookoutWeek recipe for you this week, and a reminder to go enter the great grilling giveaway! You can find it on my…

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Corn and Black Bean Sauté

Posted on Jul 21st, 2016

This is one of my favorite summer side dishes. It comes together quickly, and makes a nice alternative to a rice side for Mexican dishes. It would…

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Cucumber and Radish Salad

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2015

  I came across several versions of this little salad while I was working on an article about Spring vegetables last year. When I was…

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Easy London Broil and Roasted Broccoli

Posted on Feb 25th, 2009

I'm underwhelmed by the sales on meat this week, but we make do with what we have! London Broil-3.99/lb DelMonte stewed tomatoes-1/2…

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Family Recipe Fridays: (Somebody’s) Grandma’s Mac and Cheese

Posted on Sep 25th, 2009

A couple of years ago I had the privilege of working on a Bible study called No Other Gods by Kelly Minter (as I may have mentioned once or perhaps a…

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Family Recipe Fridays: My Family’s Grossest Recipe

Posted on Jun 12th, 2009

Why, you might ask, would I post what I consider my family's grossest recipe? Well, because Sunday is my grandfather's funeral. And while we have…

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Family Recipe Fridays: Scalloped Corn

Posted on Jul 31st, 2009

Tricia's post about holiday recipes today had my wheels churning and my mouth watering. My favorite Thanksgiving side dish, by far, is our…

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Jalapeno Creamed Corn

Posted on Feb 16th, 2012

[pinit] After my first #publix4pork post, I had a couple people ask about the Jalapeno Creamed Corn I mentioned. It definitely added a kick to the…

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Lemony Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Posted on Apr 8th, 2013

I know I've been posting a whole lot of sweet stuff here lately. But I promise, I'm eating some healthy things, too! I've been scarfing down veggies…

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Loaded Potato Casserole with Carnation Evaporated Milk

Posted on Oct 1st, 2009

I was really excited when the One 2 One Network asked me to cook a few dishes using Carnation Evaporated Milk. Well, because it makes me feel a…

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Mouthwatering Monday: Rice and Peas

Posted on Oct 12th, 2009

I had this Islander Pork Roast from the October Once a Month Mom Menu getting cozy in the crockpot on Saturday for a dinner we were supposed to have…

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Pineapple Casserole

Posted on Jun 18th, 2008

I try to remember to keep a can of crushed pineapple around so I can make this yummyness if the mood strikes. The rest of the ingredients I almost…

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Pineapple Raita: Because Everyone Needs a Go-To Indian Condiment, Right?

Posted on Feb 12th, 2012

[pinit] When we had Indian Pork Kebabs the other night, I had a dash of inspiration. I had just been to the store and bought a big container of…

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Potato Cubes: Simple Side Dish

Posted on Apr 5th, 2010

This is less a recipe and more a technique, but I had to share because Libbie is crazy about these. I don't know whether it's the yummy roasted…

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Recipes for Black Beans – Black Beans and Brown Rice and Smothered Black Beans

Posted on Jul 23rd, 2009

I shared on Twitter yesterday that I was eating the most fantastic black beans for a late lunch at my desk (yesterday was INSANE, y'all. Just…

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Roasted Lemon-Mustard Broccoli (Secret Recipe Club)

Posted on Jun 4th, 2012

[pinit] I simply couldn't resist the gorgeous broccoli at the farmer's market Saturday. It was the perfect day for outdoor shopping: the sky was…

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Sauteed Swiss Chard with Stems Recipe

Posted on May 17th, 2011

As a woman in my child-bearing years, I try to be pretty alert to the nutrients I am taking in. Although I'm no nutritionist, from what I understand…

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Stewed Lentils and Tomatoes – $5 Dinner Challenge

Posted on Feb 2nd, 2010

After hearing Jo-Lynne talk all the time about her love for Ina and reading somewhere that most of the Barefoot Contessa recipes are whole foods, I…

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Summer Bowtie Pasta Salad

Posted on Jun 26th, 2008

This is one of our very favorite summertime recipes. It is another of my mother-in-law's recipes. She is a wonderful cook. I always make this with…

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Thanksgiving Recipes: Cranberry Chutney and Cherry Cheesecake Pie

Posted on Nov 13th, 2011

I shared these recipes on Vanderbilt Wife ... three years ago! They are still two of my favorite holiday recipes and make an appearance pretty much…

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