Blog Archives for category Side Dishes

These were a great compliment to a grilled steak, and so easy to make.  No need for boring potatoes ever again.

Cuban Crushed Potatoes

PrintCuban Crushed Potatoes 4 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Potato These were a great compliment to a grilled steak, and… Continue reading »

I've seen several versions of corn salad, this is mine from what I had on hand.  Apparently I have been stock piling these big bags of corn.  I couldn't think of a better way to use them up, than a Memorial Day Weekend BBQ.

Crisp Corn Salad

PrintCrisp Corn Salad 8 Servings – Serving Size: 1/2 Cup I’ve seen several versions of corn salad, this is mine… Continue reading »

I'm pretty sure Paula Deen and I have the same palate, I just wish I had her imagination and skills.  This corn casserole was so yummy!  I added the green chiles and only used 1/2 of the cheese and creamed corn that it called for.  I also substituted the sour cream with greek no-fat yogurt (my new love).  I will definitely be making this again.

Corn Casserole with Green Chiles

PrintCorn Casserole with Green Chiles 8 Servings I’m pretty sure Paula Deen and I have the same palate, I just… Continue reading »

This is a very plain and simple macaroni salad.  This is how my mom always made it.  This dish goes great with a barbequed or grilled meat.

Macaroni Salad

PrintMacaroni Salad 8 Servings This is a very plain and simple macaroni salad. This is how my mom always made… Continue reading »

A blend of baked potatoes and mashed potatoes.  I use to make these all the time to bring to the lake.  You can make them up ahead of time and if you'd like to place them on the grill just wrap them in foil after you stuff them.  Then again if you grill them, they wouldn't be "twice baked".  Call them what you may, I call them delicious!

Twice Baked Potatoes

PrintTwice Baked Potatoes 4 Servings – Serving Size: 1/2 Potato A blend of baked potatoes and mashed potatoes. I use… Continue reading »

I love lo mein at the local buffet but I'm not real fond of the vegetable to noodle ratio that they have.  I do love my vegetables.  Since I am not able to find the correct type of noodle for this dish, I compromised with ramen noodles.  It was delicious and loaded with veggies.

Vegetable Lo Mein

PrintVegetable Lo Mein 2 Servings I love lo mein at the local buffet but I’m not real fond of the… Continue reading »

I've had this colorful fruit salad many times at cookouts and potlucks.  I had some cottage cheese that I had to use up, so this dish came to mind.  I couldn't wait for it to completely set before I dug in.

Ambrosia

PrintAmbrosia I’ve had this colorful fruit salad many times at cookouts and potlucks. I had some cottage cheese that I… Continue reading »

This bread had the same flavor, texture and color as Outback's bread. I opted for the bread machine instructions as I don't care to knead bread for more than a minute or two. I also was not happy with putting over a tablespoon of food coloring into my bread. I could not find caramel coloring, which a lot of restaurants use for coloring. What I did find however, was coloring for fondant/icing in the color brown. I only used less than 1/4 of a teaspoon of that coloring for the recipe.

Outback Honey Wheat Bushman Bread Copycat

PrintOutback Honey Wheat Bushman Bread Copycat 12 Servings – Serving Size: 1/2 Loaf This bread had the same flavor, texture… Continue reading »

This monkey bread was so good.  It reminded me of a garden vegetable pizza without the sauce.  You could dip this bread in marinara sauce if you'd like.  I dipped it in my cauliflower soup.  What a great snack too and a good way to get kids to eat their veggies.

Mini Vegetable Monkey Bread

PrintMini Vegetable Monkey Bread 4 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Mini Monkey Bread This monkey bread was so good. It… Continue reading »

I've never had Panera Bread's version of this soup so I'm not sure how it compares.  I know this was very good and hearty, the sharp cheddar that I used really complimented the bland creaminess of the cauliflower.

Cauliflower Cheese Soup Panera Bread Copycat

PrintCauliflower Cheese Soup Panera Bread Copycat 6 Servings I’ve never had Panera Bread’s version of this soup so I’m not… Continue reading »