8 BBQ Side Dish Recipes

BBQ season officially kicks off this Memorial Day weekend!  I’m heading to my sister’s house for a family gathering and I’m in charge of bringing a side dish.  She’s making the standard issue BBQ food, like hamburgers and hot dogs.   I have no idea what to bring so I headed to my recipe index to see what my options are.  In case you’re also wondering what to bring to a BBQ, I thought I’d gather my top 7 options in one nifty spot. Here are my top 8 BBQ side dish recipes: Cowboy Caviar.  I have made this dish as …

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Oatmeal Cookies

Are you ready to meet the best oatmeal cookie ever?  Cue the dramatic music. 😉 I’ve made a variety of oatmeal cookies.  Some recipes were crap and you’ll never see those here (because I won’t waste your time).  Other recipes were great and I still like them for one reason or another.  For example, if you’re looking for a banana oatmeal cookie then the whole wheat banana oatmeal cookies are awesome. However, I had yet to find a good classic oatmeal cookie.  You know, the good old fashion kind with oats and raisins.  No cutting back on butter and sugar.  And …

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Spring Dinner Menu

I’ve shared some menu ideas in the past but they’re usually around the holidays and geared for winter time foods.  Today, I thought I’d share an example of what I’d serve this time of the year.  All of the recipes can be prepared ahead of time and for me that’s key.  I like to spend time chatting and drinking with my guests instead of frantically running around the kitchen. Spring Dinner Menu: I always like to make a salad and for me, I prefer a light side salad, like this Olive Salad.  Although my husband is not a fan of …

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Chicken Lo Mein

Are you looking for an easy week night dinner?  If you are, and it’s not cereal, then I might have an idea for you.  🙂 It seems like I’m always looking for new dinner recipes.  Maybe it’s because I get bored easily, unless it’s pizza, because pizza is always a good idea. I was excited when I found this recipe because it looked easy and delicious.  Plus, I was excited when I realized that I had all of the ingredients with exception of the chicken.  I’m not exactly a fan of chicken, but there are exceptions, like this chicken lo …

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Kitchen Product Splurges

My youngest sister is getting married this year.  (Cue the tears.)  She asked me what I thought she should include on her wedding registry.  She’s just starting out so she’ll need some basic things, like mixing bowls.  I also think that she should include some things on her registry that are a bit extravagant, even if she doesn’t think she’ll use them as often as the basics. Here are my top 5 kitchen products that I think are worth the splurge: Espresso Machine.  My husband and I bought a Nespresso espresso machine in 2014 after we came home from our Turks and Caicos …

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