Fresh Corn Salad

Everyone needs an easy side dish recipe. The other day I noticed a small wasp nest starting to form over the garage door. I told my husband about it and he said that he’d take care of it once it got dark out. Okay. I thought about it, then I thought about it some more, and wait for it, I thought about it again. In other words, I worried about it throughout whole the day. Why? I have no idea. Once evening came, my husband took care of it, spending probably about 30 seconds on it. I, on the other …

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Skillet Potatoes

I love when I can take one basic recipe and turn it into a bunch of different dishes. These potatoes are as basic as it gets. I like to make a big batch of these skillet potatoes so that we can have leftovers. Yes folks, I’m intentionally trying to get leftovers. That’s not like me since I don’t tend to care for leftovers because I get bored of them easily. However, I don’t really get bored of leftover potatoes because every meal can be completely different than the last one. We have enjoyed these potatoes at breakfast with eggs and …

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Greek Orzo Salad

If you throw some feta cheese and Kalamata olives into a dish, then you’ve got the beginnings of something Greek and delicious. If you’re not familiar with my blog then I’m here to tell you that I’m a huge fan of Greek cooking. (I am half Greek so it comes with the territory.) That means that I have a number of Greek salads and other savory and sweet recipes in my recipe box (i.e. recipe index). I love this Greek orzo salad for lunch. You’ve got some hearty orzo, a little protein from the chick peas, a little Greek flavor …

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Green Beans with Bacon

This was my favorite side dish at our Thanksgiving for two dinner. Green beans can be boring by themselves, but when you jazz them up with bacon and onions, it’s the side dish that everyone will ask for. Let’s face it, anything with bacon is kind of amazing. Green Beans with Bacon Recipe(Makes 4 to 6 servings) Ingredients: 12 ounces of fresh green beans 3 slices of bacon 1/2 small onion, finely chopped salt and pepper, to taste Directions: Trim the ends off of the fresh green beans (if needed) and rinse and drain them. Place the prepped green beans …

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Butternut Squash Casserole

Toasty marshmallows over sweet and delicious squash. A perfect side dish for Thanksgiving or a random Tuesday. Ever try to pictures of baby food? It’s not easy. I assure you, it’s seriously delicious no matter what it looks like though. The warm spices will make your mouth water. Butternut Squash Casserole Recipe(Makes about 4 servings) Ingredients: 1 and 1/2 pounds butternut squash, diced 1 egg, lightly beaten 3/8 cup light brown sugar 1/4 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1/2 tablespoon pure maple syrup 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon ginger 1/8 teaspoon salt …

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