Archive for the 'Side Dishes' Category

The Best Jello Salad Ever

on Jun 16th 2009

I’ve eaten many a Jello salad through the years.  There’s the popular “congealed” salad, which is OK, but I don’t care for the curds of cottage cheese.  For strawberry lovers there’s the Strawberry Pretzel salad, which is pretty tasty, until the pretzels go soggy.  And there’s also the Strawberry Jello Banana salad. Since dear hubby […]

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Sweet N Savory Bacon Broccoli Salad

on May 3rd 2009

I’m always amazed when I take this salad to a gathering.  Most men I know prefer meat over greens any day.  But the guys often devour this dish.  I think the cashews and bacon entrance the males; they try it, and then come back for more.  Testosterone and bacon were meant to be together. The […]

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Crazy Crunchy Coleslaw

on Apr 27th 2009

I’ve never been a fan of coleslaw until I made this one.  There are so many flavors that calm the cabbage.  The almonds, Craisins, peppers and green onions give it a crazy crunch.  This recipe yields a colorful coleslaw which makes a pretty presentation for all those back yard barbeques and garden parties ya’ll have […]

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Hilda’s Potato Salad

on Mar 28th 2009

  Both my Grandmothers were fantastic Southern cooks. Grandmother Bybee’s first name was Hilda. She was a unique woman, unlike anyone else I’ve ever known. Whenever we had family gatherings with her – she produced quite a spread. She would have 2 of everything. She always made 2 meats like ham AND beef. There were […]

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Game Day Guacamole

on Jan 21st 2009

This past May our home school group took a cruise to Cozumel and Cancun. If you are ever near Cancun – spend a day at Nachi Cocum beach. The food there was incredible and our kiddos discovered fresh guacamole while visiting. I know there are many variations when making guacamole, but often the taste of […]

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Festive Cranberry Pineapple Salad

on Dec 18th 2008

Festive Cranberry Pineapple Salad  Over the years, I’ve sampled numerous cranberry salads.  Some were too tart.  Some were too sweet.  But this one is just right.  Sweet meets tangy for the perfect duo – and the crunch adds a nice pizzazz too.  Oh, did I mention it is pretty?? Did I also mention EASY??  20 […]

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Fruit Dip Fluff

on Dec 14th 2008

Fruit Dip Fluff I love this dip because it works for most holidays and seasons. Many of our Christmas Eve’s are low key around here. I usually make trays of goodies the whole family can munch on throughout the day. Usually there’s a fire going too. But don’t limit this dip just to Christmas. It […]

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Tara’s Eggstraordinary Eggs

on Nov 29th 2008

 Tara’s Eggstraordinary Eggs What’s the difference between a “dressed” egg and a “deviled” egg? Seems there should be a funny punch line to answer that question. Is it a north/south thing? Around here, we call them dressed eggs. I always presumed the reason is because they are a little fancier than plain old boiled eggs. […]

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Corn Pudding

on Nov 28th 2008

 Corn Pudding My Grandmother Armstrong always put up bushels of Silver Queen Corn. Oh, how we all loved her corn. For holidays and special occasions, Granny would whip up a dish of corn pudding. I never did get her recipe, but this one rivals Granny’s. For this recipe, you can use canned whole kernel, and […]

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Sinful Sweet Potatoes

on Nov 28th 2008

 Sinful Sweet Potatoes   3 cups cooked sweet potatoes, mashed ¾ cup sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup evaporated milk ½ stick melted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)   Beat all ingredients together and pour into a greased 2-quart casserole dish. Cover with topping and bake in a 375 degree oven for […]

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