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Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad

Nothing says summer more than homemade macaroni salad. There are many ways to fix macaroni salad, but I'm the most fond of the type that my Mom used to make growing up. I have adjusted her recipe just a little over time to add a bit more flavor since I don't put green...

Gnocchi with Pesto Sauce and Green Beans

Gnocchi with Pesto Sauce and Green Beans

I had never had gnocchi until I discovered this recipe a few years ago. I have to admit, I love it! It is a quick side dish and could be used as the main dish, but it is a little heavy for the warmer months to be the main meal so we use it as a side. It is something...

Zesty Steamed Potatoes

Zesty Steamed Potatoes

This is one of the EASIEST side dish recipes EVER! I came across this years ago and when I'm in a pinch for a potato side dish, this is the one that always bails me out. The reason it is super fast? You steam it all in the microwave in ONE bag! Simple! The first thing...

Homemade Egg Rolls

I absolutely love egg rolls and at times, I worry about what might be in the egg rolls you purchase at the store. I really prefer to make things homemade when I can but I have to admit, I was a little intimidated by egg rolls. They just seem very particular and easy...

Watergate Salad

Watergate Salad

This Watergate salad recipe is one of my all time favorites from childhood. My Mom would fix this all the time for gatherings and as a snack. For some reason, this is the only thing pistachio that I really enjoy. It might be the combination of the pistachio and...

Dijon Red Potato Salad

Dijon Red Potato Salad

 This Dijon Red Potato Salad recipe is an easy potato salad that can be customized a million ways to suit your taste buds! When I was starting on a low carb diet due to my weight loss surgery, I wanted to have a dish I could make for family bbq's or for special...

Harvard Beets

Since I was a young child, I have LOVED beets. My Mom used to fix these all the time and it was one of my favorite foods. They are so good for you and contain iron. This recipe makes them a little sweet and is a great introduction to beets if you have stayed away from...

Cheesy Potato Casserole

Cheesy Potato Casserole

  Looking for a great potato side dish but tired of mashed or baked? This cheesy potato casserole is a great alternative, easy to fix, and works great with a lot of meals. We especially make this a lot in the summer to go along with cook outs. Cheesy potato...

Skillet Fried Potatoes

Skillet Fried Potatoes

I absolutely love skillet fried potatoes. I make them as a side dish for dinners, a side dish for breakfast, and sometimes just to eat as a snack if I have left overs. I especially like making them to go with eggs and bacon in the morning. Last night, I didn't feel...

Broccoli and Parmesan Casserole

Broccoli and Parmesan Casserole

Growing up we always had broccoli casserole with cheese whiz and cream of mushroom soup in it. The topping was either crushed up cheese its or stuffing mix. I came across this alternative several years ago. It has a great taste and combines broccoli and peas with...

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