Dips · On the Side

Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

Oh how I love this recipe. It’s so versatile and I’d say dangerous if it wasn’t so darn healthy! It all mixes up in a food processor and will make any Mexican dish better. You could even use it as a salad dressing. Or one could sit and eat it for breakfast with chips. Hypothetically.  It… Continue reading Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

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Sweet Potato Yum Yum Casserole

This is our mom's sweet potato recipe. It's sweet and rich, perfect for the holidays!   Base ingredients: 3 c canned sweet potatoes, drained 8 oz (1 cup)  evaporated milk 1/2 t cinnamon 1/2 t nutmeg 1/2 t vanilla 6 T. (3/4 stick) butter, softened 1 c sugar 2 eggs   Topping ingredients: 6 T. (3/4 stick) butter 3/4… Continue reading Sweet Potato Yum Yum Casserole

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Canyon Ranch Almond Butter Delight

We just got back from Canyon Ranch, and I had something I had forgotten about. It's easy,  good, light and satisfying on toast for breakfast. (It has 32 calories per tablespoon.) 1 cup nonfat ricotta cheese 2 tsp pure vanilla extract ½ tsp ground cinnamon 1½ Tbsp honey ¼ cup almond butter (without added salt)… Continue reading Canyon Ranch Almond Butter Delight

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cherry Pistachio Pesto

For Brussels Sprouts 1 1/2 pounds brussels sprouts 3 tablespoons olive oil 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper For Pesto 1/2 cup toasted, salted pistachios 1/2 cup dried cranberries 3 cloves roasted garlic (I fake roast mine in the microwave with a little olive oil and water) 2 sprigs fresh parsley… Continue reading Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cherry Pistachio Pesto

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Surprise Cornbread

This time of year, a hint of Fall in the air. Recipes come along and we save them for a rainy day, a holiday addition, and for the sake of trying something new. How good can cornbread be? Our sister in law passed on this recipe to us. Don't let the broccoli scare you (or… Continue reading Surprise Cornbread

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Vegetable Souffle

Looking for a great side dish for the holidays? A dear friend shared her fabulous find over Thanksgiving.  Thanks Kelly, vegetables never tasted so good.   The recipe comes from a Neiman Marcus Cookbook that was published in 1991. Enjoy! 1 ½ cups sharp cheese, grated1 can (4 oz) chopped green chilies2 cans (16 oz each) whole… Continue reading Vegetable Souffle

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Grilled Corn Poblano Salad with Chipotle Vinaigrette

Here's another recipe from my fabulous weekend at my freinds' Brad and Kirk's lovely lake house. We served it with carne asada, cowboy beans and a big bowl of guacamole - it was all so good! This salad was fresh and delicious. 3 ears corn, shucked 1 poblano chile 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided 1… Continue reading Grilled Corn Poblano Salad with Chipotle Vinaigrette

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Sally Lunn Bread

Is it dessert?  Is it a side dish?   You decide.  Candice, mom of 5 children, spoiled us with this "to die for" bread 8 years ago.  Candice is a southern bell,  complete with dresses and pearls, daytime aprons, french twists, and a lipstick perfectly in place.   We met in a doctor's office almost 9 years… Continue reading Sally Lunn Bread

On the Side · Pick-Em-Ups · Vegetarian/General

Marinated Green Beans

Healthy can be yummy!  Lyn served these at a party as an appetizer.  She was gracious enough to share her recipe about a year ago and it has been a great addition to several menus.  I love the color, the crunch, and the simplicity.    Green beans a finger food?  Why not.   Using a wire wisk, mix the 4 ingredients… Continue reading Marinated Green Beans

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Mom’s Calico Beans

Tracy gave me this recipe that my mom has made for years. It is great for burger cookouts or with fried chicken. 2 cans kidney beans 2 cans butter beans 2 cans pork and beans 1 pound of bacon ½ onion ¾ pound of hamburger 1 cup ketchup ½ cup brown sugar ½ cup vinegar… Continue reading Mom’s Calico Beans