Category: Sides

North-South Best Dressing Recipe Ever (with Sausage and Two Breads)

North-South Best Dressing Recipe Ever (with Sausage and Two Breads)

Savory, flavorful and redolent with tradition, this dressing is always at the top of the family request list. Even so, it took almost 30 years to accurately document the recipe.

Score! Creamy, Crunchy, Spicy, Sweet Bacon-Broccoli Salad Snares a Broccoli-Hater

Score! Creamy, Crunchy, Spicy, Sweet Bacon-Broccoli Salad Snares a Broccoli-Hater

Even a broccoli-hater will eat this salad. Guaranteed. (Hint: it’s the bacon!)

The “Eat More Vegetables” Campaign: Grilled Vegetable Salad with Mozzarella and Golden Raisins

The “Eat More Vegetables” Campaign: Grilled Vegetable Salad with Mozzarella and Golden Raisins

The sweetness of the golden raisins and the balsamic vinegar are a perfect foil for the earthiness of the grilled vegetables and garlic, and the crunch of the romaine alongside the creamy mozzarella pearls provides a nice textural balance. This dish is a easy stunner.

Best Creamed Corn Ever – Handed-Down and Upgraded Scratch Recipe from My Dad and Grandmother

Best Creamed Corn Ever – Handed-Down and Upgraded Scratch Recipe from My Dad and Grandmother

This creamed corn is a rich, creamy dish that makes you nostalgic for the old days when life was simpler, people were kinder and you could borrow an egg from your neighbor, even if you never experienced any “old days” in that way. 

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries, Bacon and Bacon-Jalapeño Jam

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries, Bacon and Bacon-Jalapeño Jam

Almost blackened, these Brussels sprouts are spicy-sweet-tart-crunchy-soft yumminess and perfect for the holiday table.

Fruit Salad Slaw (not as weird as it sounds)

Fruit Salad Slaw (not as weird as it sounds)

A delicious slaw even the vegetable-hating Glover Gardens Grill-Meister will eat.

Confetti Shells Pasta Salad

Confetti Shells Pasta Salad

I tinker with ingredients when I need a quick side and this recipe is one of the results. After tasting it, my Bonus Son said, “Whatever you did to make this salad, you need to write it down. It’s perfect.”  Confetti Shells Pasta Salad Cooking Time: About […]

New Orleans Jazz Fest Anticipation:  Food at the Festival and the Foodie’s Dilemma

New Orleans Jazz Fest Anticipation: Food at the Festival and the Foodie’s Dilemma

Jazz Fest eating is so food-truck-trashy-tasty good that you simply have to eat it. How to pick from over 250 options? How to save room for NOLA restaurants?

Emergency Responder for Squash Disaggregation: a Tale of Triumph Over Gourd-Adversity

Emergency Responder for Squash Disaggregation: a Tale of Triumph Over Gourd-Adversity

It takes more than a gourd to defeat a grimly determined woman. Rose the Intrepid faces down a spaghetti squash with a huge butcher knife. Recipe included.

Call This Baby (Carrot) Ugly

Call This Baby (Carrot) Ugly

Baby carrots are a sham! Read all about it and check out this stunning recipe for undoctored carrots.

Found Recipe:  A New Holiday Sweet Potato Favorite

Found Recipe: A New Holiday Sweet Potato Favorite

Sweet Potato Stacks from Cooking Light are worthy of status as a holiday classic.

Cooking with Friends: A Root Vegetable Christmas Memory

Cooking with Friends: A Root Vegetable Christmas Memory

Wine Spectator provides a perfect “cooking with friends” menu with duck and root vegetables. Try this at home with friends.

Simple Autumn Side: Baked Acorn Squash

Simple Autumn Side: Baked Acorn Squash

It’s a beautiful Saturday morning here in Southeast Texas, and we’re headed out to the Farmers’ Market to see what bounty it holds for us.  A recent trek yielded acorn squash, which resulted in a marvelous side dish for roast chicken. So delicious, even the […]

A Weeknight Dinner Party Lifts My Spirits

A Weeknight Dinner Party Lifts My Spirits

As I visit my Dad in the hospital each day, I realize how much I take the simple things in life for granted. Like this weeknight dinner party.

Pepper Jelly Slaw

Pepper Jelly Slaw

A pepper jelly slaw is born of a condiment compulsion.

Throw-Down Side: Quick and Easy Black Bean Salad

Throw-Down Side: Quick and Easy Black Bean Salad

Sometimes we need a super-quick, super-easy side dish.  Here’s one you can make in 5 minutes, if you have Pico de Gallo on hand.  I make it when I’m serving a meal that already requires the brightness of fresh Pico.  The Grill-Meister says that Pico de […]


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