Category Side Dishes

Spicy Roasted Vegetable Mac and Cheese.

Pardon the lousy picture, but this looked so good that I couldn’t really wait to do the pictures right.  Made this recipe for the first time a week or two ago, but it was an instant hit for both me and Bob.  Thanks to for the recipe. Ingredients: 1 cup broccoli florets, chopped into small […]

Acini di Pepe with Egg.

When you don’t feel well, this is an excellent and simple comfort food to make.  My mommom taught me the recipe. Ingredients: 1/4 cup uncooked acini di pepe (small italian pasta) butter 1 egg Instructions: Boil water and cook pasta according to instructions on box; drain. Return pasta to pan. Add butter (just enough to […]

Zucchini Tots.

This recipe caught my eye I think on Pinterest a while back.  I’m always up for new ways to make zucchini, so I gave it a try this week.  I ended up eating an entire zucchini 🙂  It was a small one, but I really never expected to eat the whole thing.  It was just […]

Macaroni and Potato Salad.

These are two family recipes that I’ve been eating for as long as I can remember.  I made them recently for the first time in a while for a family picnic, so please forgive the pictures – it was a long day of preparation and quite honestly I didn’t even remember to take them until […]

Jellied Cranberry Sauce.

One of the few remaining pre-packaged foods I couldn’t eliminate from my kitchen was Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce.  I’ve never found anything to replace it (whether it be generic jellied cranberry sauce, or even fresh whole berry cranberry sauce….ick!).  I finally found a recipe, and thanks to the new canner I got for Christmas […]

Au Gratin Potatoes (using dehydrated potatoes).

I love the idea of having dehydrated potatoes on hand that are ready to go at any moment for a recipe.  In a house where we often don’t decide what’s for dinner until about five minutes before I start making it, this can come in very handy!  This is the first recipe I tried using […]

Stove Top Stuffing Mix.

    Tonight I was able to officially eliminate another store-bought side dish mix from my cupboard….homemade Stove Top. Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon ground sage 1/2 teaspoon dried savory 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning 1 teaspoon instant chicken bouillon granules 1 tablespoon dried chopped celery 2 teaspoons dried minced onion 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes 1/8 teaspoon […]