Spiced Cranberry Sauce

I’m not going to lie, I like canned cranberry sauce. It is delicious. Homemade cranberry sauce is super easy though, and it is fun to make. Watching to cranberries pop open when heated is weirdly satisfying. If you’ve never made homemade cranberry sauce, but would like to try, this is good recipe to go with.Continue reading “Spiced Cranberry Sauce”

Chopped Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Dressing

This recipe is from Kathleen Ashmore. I love her salad recipes! They have so many great ingredients and interesting dressings. We had this chopped salad with our spinach and artichoke galette last week, but it kept well in my fridge for a few days after and I ate it for lunch every day. The baseContinue reading “Chopped Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Dressing”

Buttery Garlic Knots

These are one of my kids all time favorite side/bread items. I have been making them for many years. They are a great accompaniment to any Italian dishes or soup or chili. They freeze super well and you can pull out a few at time and reheat them for a quick addition to dinner. ButteryContinue reading “Buttery Garlic Knots”

Japchae (Korean Sweet Potato Noodles with Meat and Veggies)

Japchae is a Korean dish made with stir fried sweet potato starch noodles and meat and veggies in a light sauce. Sweet potato starch noodles have a wonderful chewy texture that is much different than flour based noodles. I use them in this dish, but also in Asian stews as well because I love theContinue reading “Japchae (Korean Sweet Potato Noodles with Meat and Veggies)”

Stewed Steak with Mashed Potatoes

Stewed steak with mashed potatoes is comfort food at it’s best! While it is still hot in the afternoons here, our nights and mornings have been cool like fall. Fall weather always puts me in the mood for soups, stews, roasts, and other comfort food. This recipe takes a few hours in your oven sinceContinue reading “Stewed Steak with Mashed Potatoes”

Dirty Rice + Cajun Corn Maque Choux

Does anyone else like Zatarains Dirty Rice mix? My husband and I ate it all the time in college when on a budget, and we haven’t had it in years. I decided to make some because it is delicious. If you haven’t had dirty rice before it is simply ground beef, rice and seasonings allContinue reading “Dirty Rice + Cajun Corn Maque Choux”

Reubens + Homemade Potato Chips

Reubens are kind of the perfect sandwich. Toasty, buttery, meaty, tangy… they have it all. They are on of our favorites. I also love how quick they are to make. You can make these as from scratch as you want, or you can make them with all store bought ingredients and they are fantastic bothContinue reading “Reubens + Homemade Potato Chips”

Carrot and Couscous Salad

I decided to make soup for dinner tonight and wanted a vegetable side dish to serve with it. When I made Thai red curry tofu the other day, I cooked the carrots before adding them to the curry by pan frying them in a tiny amount of oil until they were slightly tender. We reallyContinue reading “Carrot and Couscous Salad”

Pesto Pasta Salad with Mozzarella and Tomatoes

This pesto pasta salad with mozzarella and tomatoes is super easy to make and really versatile. You can use it as a side dish with dinner, as lunch, or to bring to a party or BBQ. It only takes a few ingredients but it has tons of flavor and people will love it. We areContinue reading “Pesto Pasta Salad with Mozzarella and Tomatoes”