Creamy Italian Noodles

This pasta side dish is very simple to make and goes well with most chicken/beef main dishes. My kids love it and will eat several helpings. It would also be good with some chopped vegetables added. We usually have it with honey mustard chicken as a main dish. 4-6 servingsIngredients:1 pkg. (8 ozs.) wide egg noodles1/4 cup butter, softened1/2 cup whipping cream (can use half and half if you do not want it as rich)2 tsps. Italian salad dressing mixParmesan cheese to sprinkleDirections:...more

Lighter Southern Style Deviled Eggs

 It's time for April's recipe redux challenge. This months theme is: ...more

Spinach Salad

A traditional spinach salad with bacon, hard-cooked eggs, and onions. Such a classic and ever so satisfying. My mom got this recipe from one of her friends years ago and she has been making it ever since. It is requested at many family functions and a true crowd pleaser. ...more


To be honest Ratatouille is not a dish that I am very familiar with but when I came across a recipe in Miss Dahl's Cookbook I knew I wanted to give it a try. My sister-n-law has been keeping our kitchen stocked this summer with fresh vegetables from her garden and this traditional French vegetable dish felt like the perfect way to use them up....more

Coconut Jasmine Rice

I blogged about this coconut rice a while back but as with many of my earlier post this one needed some updated photos, plus it deserves a spot all on its own. To view the original post you can go here. I have made this so many times and I have since made some modifications from the original recipe. This sweet, sticky rice is unbelievably delicious. If you like the taste of coconut then you will love this side dish....more

Grilled Creamed Corn

I have the ultimate summertime dish to share with you today. I saw this recipe in the Rachel Ray Magazine a while back and patiently waited until grilling season was upon us and fresh corn made its way to the Farmers Market before giving it a try. If I had known then how amazing it would be I never would have put off making this recipe. Basically it can and should be made anytime of the year....more

Stuffed Baked Potatoes

I know it, y'all know it...everybody knows it - potatoes cooked almost any way is comfort food at it's best.  Besides that warm and comfortable feeling that potatoes produce is that other crazy thing - you can cook them a million different ways!  Well, I stopped counting a long time ago and just made my own little "Top 10" list.  Included on that list is stuffed baked potatoes or twice baked potatoes or whatever you'd like to call them.  I make them with my families favorite ingredients like, cheese, bacon and a few other things thrown in....more

Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan, Almond and Panko Topping

I recently purchased a head of cauliflower bigger than a bowling ball. It reminded me of the pictures you see of the blue ribbon winning gigantic squash in a state fair competition.  It was an enormous beauty and I knew I had to do something special with it....more

Twice Baked Potatoes – Vegan Style.

Twice Baked Potatoes are a great standby for company.  They are a special treat for your family too.  I can not count how many times I have pre-prepared twice baked potatoes and had them in the refrigerator when company came over.  All I have to do is slide them in the oven and visit with our guests.Although uncooked potatoes do not freeze at all, cooked ones do.  In fact this recipe comes out just like you had freshly prepared them.  All ingredients are put together and stuffed into the potato shell and then placed into the freezer.  Your side dish is all done until you are ready to bake them for the second time and then eat them....more