Tag: SideDish

Mashed Rutabaga

Mashed Rutabaga

I first heard the term “friendsgiving” maybe ten years ago. I was still young and had energy to leave my house after 7:00 pm and didn’t really understand the concept. Why wouldn’t you just meet friends at a bar rather then fixing another big meal? […]

Maple Sweet Potatoes  ||  Homemade in a Hurry

Maple Sweet Potatoes || Homemade in a Hurry

It’s just about that time of year! Where we take something perfectly healthy, and do our best to make it decadent while turning a blind eye to calorie count. Green beans, for example — stir in some cream of mushroom soup, fried onions, and bacon and you’ve gone from a nutritious […]

Sweet Potato Salad with Andouille Sausage || A Taste of the Big Easy

Sweet Potato Salad with Andouille Sausage || A Taste of the Big Easy

If you need a big change and an easy weekend away from the little kids and the hard routine, might I suggest a trip to the Big Easy? Maddy and I spent the weekend in New Orleans (without the kids!) and absolutely fell in love […]

Cucumber Salad with Cream Cheese

Cucumber Salad with Cream Cheese

After pickling a batch of cucumbers, making cucumber sandwiches, and loading up salad with cucumbers, I sometimes still find myself buried under a massive pile of cucumbers. Each week these refreshing green veggies make up a good portion of our  CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box of local […]

Tomatoes Vinaigrette

Tomatoes Vinaigrette

If I had a nickel for everytime someone asked me for the perfect tomato salad recipe, I would have no nickels. Luckily, the ingredients for Granny’s Tomatoes Vinaigrette recipe won’t break the bank and the result is solid gold. This recipe is simple, easy, and […]

Drunken Fruit Salad

Drunken Fruit Salad

Remember our Blueberry Cake? What we didn’t tell you before is that when  you top it with whipped cream and this Drunken Fruit Salad, it will be the best thing you have ever eaten. The blueberry cake is delicious, and the cream and the drunken […]

Cheesy Stir-Fry

Cheesy Stir-Fry

I was very excited to make this Cheesy Stir-Fry that I found in the trusty old recipe box. We take part in a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program which usually includes most of these ingredients, and I’m always looking for new ways to use […]

Ham and Veggie Salad with Salsa Vinaigrette

Ham and Veggie Salad with Salsa Vinaigrette

This ham and veggie salad was quite the pleasant surprise. This is a don’t-judge-a-book-by-its-cover situation. It is not much to look at, but I can promise you it is worth a try. I love ham, but I really only considered it a holiday meat, or […]

Cranberry Pineapple Salad

Cranberry Pineapple Salad

Thursday is trash day here in Natick, MA. So on Wednesday’s I go through the fridge and get rid of anything that looks gelatinous, has congealed, or has anything to do with mold.  And occasionally, my Tupperware even gets tossed. It can be a very […]

Green Rice

Green Rice

When I first stumbled upon this recipe for Green Rice, I wondered if maybe it was too bland to be worthy of blog post immortality (chill, Maddy). I thought a rice post could be the writing equivalent of a rice dish: good, but not all […]


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