Side Dishes

Easy Homemade Garlic Bread

Easy Homemade Garlic Bread

I love garlic bread. Not only does it adds the perfect touch to any hearty Italian meal but it is also one of my favorite easy appetizers.  You can buy the garlic butter loaves at the store but there is no substitute for this homemade garlic bread just out of the oven, made with fresh ingredients.…

Roasted Herb Potatoes With Parmesan Cheese

Roasted Herb Potatoes With Parmesan Cheese

Ingredients: 4 cups cubed potatoes 2-3 tbsp. mixed fresh chopped herbs (rosemary, oregano and thyme are my choices) 3 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. garlic salt 1 tsp. seasoned salt 2 tsp. paprika 1 tsp. ground black pepper 4 tbsp. finely grated Parmesan cheese

Cheesy scalloped potatoes

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

 Printable Recipe:  Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes I love scalloped potatoes.  The creamy cheese sauce gives the dish a richness that is so delicious.  Chives and nutmeg are the secret ingredients to complete the flavor profile. Every time I serve this recipe, it disappears quickly. And if you do happen to have any left, it is great…

Cheese Potato & Italian Sausage Casserole

Cheese Potato & Italian Sausage Casserole

Printable recipe – Cheese Potato & Italian Sausage Casserole This recipe goes back to the hearty food of the 1970s.  My mom used to make hearty side dish casseroles a lot since we had a big family and food had to go a long way. The recipe is easy to make and delicious.  I used…

Teriyaki Sauteed Mushrooms in a Red Wine Sauce

Mushrooms and Garlic in Red wine Teriyaki Sauce

This recipe for Teriyaki Sauteed Mushrooms in a wine Sauce is easy and delicious. It will be on the table in about 15 minutes and your family will love it. Teriyaki Sauteed Mushrooms in a Wine Sauce Mushrooms are one of my favorite vegetables. They are amazingly low in calories, so nutritious, and can be…

Vanilla and Honey Glazed Carrots

Vanilla and Honey Glazed Carrots

Printable Recipe:  Vanilla and Honey Glazed Carrots This recipe for vanilla and honey glazed carrots would make a lovely addition to your Thanksgiving buffet table this year. The recipe is very easy to do and just delicious.  The carrots are wweet and crunchy with just a hint of vanilla in the glaze. Vanilla and Honey…

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Almonds

Brussels sprouts with Bacon and Almonds

Printable Recipe:  Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Almonds This recipe for brussels sprouts with bacon and almonds makes a delicious side dish.  Cooking the sprouts in chicken broth takes away the bitterness that these sprouts sometimes have. First cook your bacon.  I like to bake my bacon.  It gets most of the grease out and…

Grilled Pineapple

Grilled Pineapple

Printable recipe: Grilled Pineapple Grilled pineapple is always delicious, but this honey and cinnamon glaze with olive oil makes it extra special. I love to serve it with chicken dishes and it also makes a refreshing summertime dessert with ice cream. The recipe is so easy. Just combine the ingredients and marinade before it is…

Scalloped Potatoes

cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Printable Recipe: Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes If you are looking for a wonderful recipe for scalloped potatoes, you just cannot go wrong with this one.  It is very fast to assembled and the flavors are to die for. I first started making this recipe when I lived in Australia. It was a favorite recipe of a…

Spicy Mexican Rice

Printable Recipe:  Spicy Mexican Rice Are you craving the taste of Mexican rice from your favorite Mexican restaurant?  No need to go out or have take out.  Why not make your own Mexican rice? This recipe is easy to do, full of flavor and on the table in about 25 minutes. Add the olive oil…

Broccoli and Bacon Salad

Broccoli and Bacon Salad

Looking for a great salad for a barbeque or pot luck supper? This broccoli and bacon salad is hard to top. The salad is so easy to make and the bacon and cheese will please even the fussiest of vegetable eaters.  I served this tonight with my loaded baked potato and chicken casserole, and the…