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Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Pancetta and Apple Cider Gastrique

Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Pancetta and Apple Cider Gastrique
Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Pancetta and Apple Cider Gastrique will be the hit on your holiday table! Last weekend I had the privilege to have a delicious dinner with a new friend in . . . IDAHO! One of my instagram followers husband reached out to me several weeks ago and invited me to visit the weekend of his wife’s birthday. Without hesitation I said...
November 11, 2021

Warm Potato Salad

Warm Potato Salad
I may be in the minority, but I am not the biggest fan of potato salad with mayo.  That’s why I love this warm potato salad. This recipe is also a great way to use up that bag of potatoes in your pantry.  You know the one that got pushed into the back and then a few weeks later you reach in and think “what...
June 7, 2021

Buffalo Mashed Potato Bites

Buffalo Mashed Potato Bites
If there are tater tots on a menu, I always get them.  I even ask just to make sure if I don’t see them on the menu – ha!  These buffalo mashed potato bites are just as good. Natural Heaven has brown rice hearts of palm on the market!  You can check it out here and use code BIZ to save $.    If you’ve...
June 3, 2021

Copycat Baja Fresh Salsa

Copycat Baja Fresh Salsa
This Copycat Baja Fresh Salsa has been made routinely in my house for 11 years.  It is so flavorful! The Baja Fresh restaurant near us closed down several years ago.  In fact the closest one to me know is in Wisconsin! Luckily I had a small container left and my late husband and I were trying to figure out what the black flecks were in...
June 1, 2021

Jalapeno Corn Fritters

Jalapeno Corn Fritters
When summer is in full swing, you’ll want these jalapeno corn fritters on repeat.  Easy to make ahead and reheat later in the week.  Winning! And in the dead of winter, use canned corn and dream about warm temps. Can you use canned corn to make corn fritters? Absolutely!  Just make sure to drain the corn really well and dry in paper towels.  I do...
May 28, 2021

Chopped Broccoli Salad

Chopped Broccoli Salad
This chopped broccoli salad is so good.  It will be a great addition to your summer BBQ. The best part is that you can make it ahead of time so you aren’t slaving in your kitchen as people are walking up your driveway. What kind of vegetables can you add to a chopped salad? I love a chopped salad.  You can really substitute any veggies...
May 25, 2021

Summer Pasta Salad

Summer Pasta Salad
One of my favorite things to bring to a cookout (besides the meat!) is a good summer pasta salad. There are two stars to this salad – the giardiniera dressing and the Galileo® Salame.  Best part is that this can be made ahead of time and it’s good in the fridge for several days. I love that there are both cooked and raw veggies in...
May 14, 2021

Hominy Macaroni and Cheese

Hominy Macaroni and Cheese
This hominy macaroni and cheese may be the best macaroni and cheese I’ve ever made.  The hominy makes it! What is hominy? Full disclosure, I had to look this up!  “Hominy is made from whole corn kernels that have been soaked in a lye or lime solution to soften the tough outer hulls. The kernels are then washed to remove the excess solution, the hull,...
May 6, 2021

Butternut Squash Twice Baked Potatoes

Butternut Squash Twice Baked Potatoes
Butternut squash twice baked potatoes are so good!  A little sweet, a little spicy and would be the perfect side dish to your Thanksgiving table. Best part is these butternut squash twice baked potatoes can be made ahead. Simply stuff the potatoes and then right before broiling, add the cheddar cheese.  Now is not the time to use fat free cheese, please and thank you....
November 8, 2020