Tara on May 14th 2013
My Sister-In-Law Becky served as a missionary in Brazil for over 30 years. Brazilians eat a lot of dried beans and rice and I do believe Becky’s Brazilian Rice is the BEST rice I’ve ever eaten. Becky taught me how to easily make this dish years ago and since then I’ve served this rice along [...]
Tara on Apr 24th 2013
Looking for a healthy and cool summer side dish? Give Crunchy Cucumber Salsa a try. This recipe is GLUTEN FREE, packed with veggies and spice. It can be served with carrot sticks or corn chips for dipping even pita chips if you don’t mind the gluten. This recipe passed the kid and the hubby taste [...]
Tara on Aug 17th 2012
Here’s one of my favorite Southern sides – a “mess” of green beans seasoned just right and served along side a roast beef and mashed potatoes. Perfect side dish for Sunday lunch. This recipe is for home canned or store bought canned beans. Fresh green beans require more moisutre and longer cooking time.
1 quart canned [...]
Tara on Nov 14th 2011
Monday is here again so here’s another meatless dish that was a people pleaser in our house. Start with enough Idaho potatoes that have been washed and dried to feed your crowd. Make small vertical slits in the potatoes, cutting ALMOST all the way through the bottom half of each potato. Mix about 1/2 stick [...]
Tara on Oct 17th 2011
Here’s a pleasing side dish that is much easier to make than sweet potato casserole and is a tasty way to welcome fall. Just wash some large sweet potatoes, and wrap them in foil. Then bake them at 425 degrees for about an hour, until potatoes are soft when you squeeze them. Next remove [...]
Tara on Sep 12th 2011
I just love my Grandmother. She recently celebrated her 93rd birthday and assured me that she has lived a LONG time. Although she has slowed down a bit in recent years, her mind is as sharp as a tack. And her sharp mind is complimented by her quick wit. She makes me laugh out loud.
Tara on Sep 5th 2011
One of my favorite traditional Southern dishes is Fried Okra. Honestly, I could make a meal with Fried Okra. Fresh okra makes the best fried okra. I grew up picking okra from my paternal and maternal granparents’ gardens as well as our own family garden. And I picked up a batch at the farmers market to [...]
Tara on Dec 3rd 2009
I’ve been to many a church pot luck dinner in my life here in the South. There would always be an assortment of Mac-N-Cheese from the instant packaged Mac to someone’s Granny’s made-from-scratch Mac. Kraft Instant Macaroni and Cheese couldn’t hold a candle to the home made goods. Here’s a recipe that will rival your [...]
Tara on Nov 18th 2009
Best Broccoli Casserole Ever
Spray a 9×9” baking dish with oil, or grease with butter.
Preheat oven to 325.
Empty 1 16oz package frozen broccoli cuts into 9×9 baking dish.
In large bowl add:
1 cup mayonnaise
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
2 beaten eggs
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 Tablespoons chopped onion (or use dried flakes)
1 teaspoon salt
Tara on Jul 27th 2009
Growing up here in the south, our family would have a couple of meatless meals a week during the hot summer months. Often our meals consisted of cornbread along side a bowl of pinto beans, garden fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, and fried corn. So it is no surprise that I am a huge cornbread fan. But [...]