Archive for the 'Side Dishes' Category

Becky’s Brazilian Rice

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 […]

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Crunchy Cucumber Salsa

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 […]

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Southern Green Beans

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 […]

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Meatless Monday – Baked Potatoes Another Way

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 […]

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Meatless Monday -Loaded Sweet Potato

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 foil, […]

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Meatless Monday – Grandmother’s Squash Puppies

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. […]

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Meatless Monday – Old Fashioned Southern Fried Okra

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 […]

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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 […]

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Best Broccoli Casserole Ever

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 […]

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Tonya’s Cornbread Salad

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 […]

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