Category: Side Dish

  • Twice Baked Potatoes for a Traditional Holiday Meal

    Twice Baked Potatoes for a Traditional Holiday Meal

    Beware – I’m going to talk just briefly about Christmas already. I know, it’s still 49 days away but I just couldn’t wait to share this holiday tradition recipe with you.  I just couldn’t. For our Christmas Eve meal, we ALWAYS have crab legs and twice baked potatoes – therefore, it is now a tradition. […]

  • Cheesy, Garlic, Bacon Mashed Potatoes and Small (BIG) Gestures

      You know those days when you are busy wearing many hats – employee, volunteer, business owner, mom, wife, chef, chauffeur, and a few others – and the day just isn’t going as smoothly as you wished it would.  Then in a moment, one small (big) gesture by a friend can change that around.  At least […]

  • Make Ahead Brandy Cranberry Sauce

    Make Ahead Brandy Cranberry Sauce

    “Thanksgiving is only 2 weeks away so you better start planning now,” says a huge procrastinator.  Umm – that would be me. I know – it’s so unlike me to plan 2 weeks in advance but these next 2 weeks are full of deadlines, meetings, basketball games, band concerts and parent/teacher conferences.  So I am […]

  • Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

    Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

      Oh what a weekend!  It was productive.  It was fun.  It was warm. Productive – Cleaned out the garage. Took the recyclables to the dump. FINALLY took down the house winter decorations and put up spring décor. 5 loads of laundry hung on the line, folded AND put away. Love the smell of fresh […]

  • Creamy Vegetable and Tortellini Salad

    Creamy Vegetable and Tortellini Salad

      I’m so stinkin’ excited right now! I’m going away for the weekend to Chicago all by myself!  Now I truly wish I was going with a bunch of girlfriends for a fun time on the town but I’m not.  I’ll be “working” all weekend.  The International Housewares Show is this Saturday – Tuesday and […]