Sides

Cowboy Caviar

At a party several years ago, a friend brought this fresh and delicious appetizer. I asked her for the recipe and brought it to another party the next week. It has since become my signature dish and I am asked to make it all the time. The name “Cowboy Caviar” is rarely used when friends […]

Easy Summer Pasta Salad

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Crispy Smashed Potatoes

I love Pinterest. I can spend hours (and sometimes I do) looking at new recipes. I usually scroll through the Food and Drink posts, but other times I look up something specifically. Here is a great potato recipe I found from Tasty Kitchen. I decided to try it one night when my husband was grilling […]

Breaded Chicken and Rice with Tomato and Wine Sauce

This is one of my favorite meals. I found this recipe several years ago and have changed it over the years. Originally it called for the chicken breasts to be stuffed and then breaded, but it was too messy and the stuffing always fell out. Now I just bread the chicken and make the rice […]

Broccoli Slaw Salad – Perfect for Potluck or BBQ

Last week we had a potluck dinner at church.  I never know what to bring for potluck. I am always afraid of duplicates – too much of one thing and not enough of something else. Salads are usually safe, so that was my plan. It was a busy week so I wanted to find something […]

Oven Baked Lyonnaise Potatoes

I love potatoes! I can easily eat them everyday. When I was a kid, we almost never had potatoes – strange for an Irish family. The reason was because my grandmother cooked potatoes almost every night for dinner (not strange for an Irish family) and my dad grew tired of them. Now that I am the […]

Spicy Black Eyed Peas with Red Pepper Relish

When my oldest daughter was about three years old, she had dinner at my parents’ house while we went out. When we picked her up, I asked what grandma had made for dinner. She told me she had hot dogs and eye beans. It took us a few minutes to figure out that my mom had served black […]