Side Dish

Tropical Ambrosia Salad

This is a simplified version of a Southern staple of picnics and church potlucks. Using frozen fruit instead of canned reduces the sweetness, and the yogurt adds a nice zing. Ingredients: 8 ounces (1 container) Noosa lemon yoghurt 1 container original Cool Whip 2 packages Dole Mandarin Sunshine Blend frozen fruit (thawed, drained) 1 cup sweetened […]

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Slow Cooked Baked Beans

These baked beans are amazing — amazingly easy and amazingly tasty.  The secret is to use a crock pot and to add a dash of mustard. Ingredients: 2 pounds dried navy beans 4 strips of center cut bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces 12 ounces frozen chopped onion 2/3 cup apple cider vinegar 1 cup organic […]

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Easy Peasy Springtime Pasta

This is a super-quick supper that is fancy enough for a dinner party. Ingredients: 1 bag of frozen tortellini 1 lb of fresh asparagus 1 lb of fresh snow peas 3 tbs of Greek feta vinaigrette dressing 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese How I Made It: Wash and pat dry the peas and asparagus.  Snap […]

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Greek Pasta Salad

This pasta salad comes together easily and can be made in large quantities for potlucks and picnics. Ingredients: 2 16oz boxes of pasta shells 2 12 ounce containers of grape tomatoes, rinsed and drained 1 English cucumber 1 can of sliced black olives 1 bottle of Greek feta vinaigrette 1 cup of baby spinach, washed […]

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Essential Macaroni and Cheese

My homemade mac and cheese is hit and miss, mostly because I’m impatient with the roux and the blending of the cheese(s).  Sometimes it’s awesome, sometimes it’s blah.  This recipe, however, resolves all my patience problems and creates a gorgeous creamy dish. Ingredients: I box of macaroni noodles, cooked al dente (whole wheat and veggie […]

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