Creamed Corn

I’m not inclined to make creamed corn because it doesn’t tend to wow me, but this one did. My husband said “I want corn for Thanksgiving,” so I turned to the fancy corners of the interwebs for some help. There are approximately 1001 creamed corn recipes out there, but this recipe caught my attention. Cheese on top of corn? I’m in. Pictures don’t do this dish justice. It’s absolutely delicious. Do you remember the artichoke or spinach dip that was all the rage a few years ago (and sort of still is)? This creamed corn reminds me of that dip …

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Sautéed Carrots

If you are looking for a quick and easy vegetable side dish, then this is it. Slice the carrots, sauté them on the stove, add butter and herbs, done. You can’t get much easier than that. These carrots are a great side dish for almost any meal, like turkey, ham, or pork chops. This was the first recipe that I made on Thanksgiving morning because it was a quick one to complete and get checked off my list. Also, you can pop them in the microwave for a bit and they reheat beautifully. Sautéed Carrots Recipe(Makes 6 servings) Ingredients: 2 …

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Spicy Roasted Carrots

I rarely post vegetable side dish recipes, but this one is worth sharing. We usually make the same one or two vegetables for dinner. Steamed broccoli is where its at. Seriously, we eat it like two or three times a week. Every now and then I will try a new cooked veggie but then we usually go back to our all standby broccoli or cauliflower. Maybe it’s just me and I’m hard to please when it comes to side dishes. But these carrots caught my eye in a recipe book the other day and they are awesome. First of all, …

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Bacon Orzo Salad

Bacon. Do I have your attention? I was in charge of bringing a salad to a family BBQ birthday celebration over the weekend. I racked my brain to try to think of something outside of the box (i.e. no pasta or potato salad). Remember when I said that orzo is like the forgotten carb? Well, I’m not forgetting about it this weekend. I’m making an orzo salad. Yes, orzo is type of pasta, so I guess that I’m sort of cheating by still bringing a “pasta” salad. However, this one is different than any other that you might see at …

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How to Steam Broccoli Without a Steamer

My husband and I make this broccoli at least once a week. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve made this broccoli.  Seriously, too many times to count.  So to say it’s tested, tried and true is an understatement.  I never thought about sharing this as a recipe, because well, I don’t know why.  I think it may be just because it’s too easy and is too obvious to bother.  But aren’t easy recipes the best to share?  Yes.  So now I’m finally sharing it with you. This broccoli is nothing fancy, but it sure is tasty.  It’s a …

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