Tag: side dish

Roasted Broccoli Salad

Hello!  I have another awesome recipe combo for you today!  Some of my favorite recipes on this website are combinations of my favorite things.   A few years ago, my love for minestrone and Chili bore my Minestrone Chili.  Last week, I combined my love of egg roll in a bowl and […]

Strawberry Poppyseed Broccoli Salad

A while back I was having a conversation with my very best and oldest friend about how I get my kids to eat a balanced diet.   And I do believe that when it comes to healthy food, it is all about how you market the said dish you want to […]

winter broccoli salad

This post may contain affiliate links There is nothing that I love more than a well-balanced crunchy salad.  So this E coli and lack of romaine lettuce have got me down just a little bit.  Last spring when we had this romaine lettuce crisis, I made my favorite southwestern salad into this […]

Minted Carrots

Thank-you to Sugar In The Raw® for sponsoring today’s post #intheraw.  I have been compensated for this post.  All opinions are entirely my own.    Carrots. Such mundane food, yet some of my very favorite things to eat are made from carrots.  My favorite gingery soup is made from carrots, my […]

Pressure Cooker Cheesy Cauliflower

This post contains affiliate links.  Abruptly, This fall, all three of my sons started loving and gobbling up cauliflower with cheese.   Sometimes I make a cheese sauce, and sometimes I just top the steamed cauliflower with shredded cheese.  My middle son, who has never been very excited about eating will […]

Chimichurri Chicken Cobb Salad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Mazola® Corn Oil . All opinions are mine alone. #MakeItMazola #SimpleSwap #CollectiveBias I discovered Chimichurri sauce over the summer while I was vacationing in Rapids City, South Dakota. I have taken to making my own Chimichurri sauce at home. Recently, […]

Pressure Cooker Coconut Water Sticky Rice

This post contains affiliate links  Okay.  This was the best sticky rice I have made so far this year!  And if you’re a frequent reader of my site, then you know how much I love my sticky rice! I don’t only make sticky rice for Asian-inspired recipes, but I also love my […]

Strawberry Caprese Salad

2018.  The year Iowa’s spring lasted for two weeks and then had a hot summer.  Because it was snowing all through April, summer snuck up on me this year.  My kids are out of school for the summer, so let’s let the fun begin, shall we? Sometimes I go through recipe […]

Everything Bagel Salad

This post contains affiliate links We have some pretty amazing restaurants here in Cedar Falls, Iowa.  We have an excellent cupcake shop, yummy pizza, a few great breweries and a few higher-end restaurants with really tasty food. One thing I miss about Chicagoland, are bagels.  Real bagels. That is chewy on […]

Instant Pot Pineapple Ginger Sticky Rice

This post may contain affiliate links I combined two of my favorite things!  Back when I lived in the Quad Cities, my favorite restaurant was a fantastic Thai restaurant called Exotic Thai. Whenever my husband went out of town, ( this was before kids) I would get their pineapple fried […]

Southwestern Broccoli Salad

This post may contain affiliate links  Most nights my husband and I usually like to have a salad with dinner. Typically, the mixture we eat is something we throw together.  Lettuce, whatever vegetable we can find in the fridge, maybe some fruit, cheese crumbles and perhaps if we’re really fancy I […]

Crispy Oven Potatoes with Leeks and Thyme

  Today’s post is sponsored by Simply Potatoes® #simplypotatoes Next week, I am hosting Thanksgiving for a whole bunch of my favorite people!  When I get to prepare a spread of food for people I feel completely in my element.   The foodie in me has been thinking about new an […]