Sauteed Celery & Nuts

This recipe is so stinkin’ simple I’m almost embarrassed to share it. However, until a friend gave me the quick verbal run-down on this simple side-dish I had never thought to try it!

You’ll need a whopping four ingredients (plus salt and pepper) and about 15 minutes of time. [Read more…]

Creamy Hash Browns Supreme

Tis’ the season for baking in big batches! I don’t know about “ya’ll” but end-of-year functions have me cooking in large quantities!

So…in the event the next few months find you in the middle of a graduation, a wedding reception, a family reunion, or a fourth-of-July gathering I thought I’d share a few “big batch” recipes.  [Read more…]

A-maizing Corn Bread

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I was tempted to inundate you with a ton of corny jokes. I restrained myself and limited it to the title.

This will be my last in a series of “corny” recipes (and they all sigh with relief). [Read more…]

Scalloped Corn

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Still. Corn.

Guess what? I’ll probably be talking about chocolate in March instead of during this lovely month of “love”. (I was always a late bloomer.) [Read more…]

Buttermilk Cheese Biscuits

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You had me at biscuit.  Seriously, I might even choose these bad boys over Tom Cruise.

This simple take on a baking powder biscuit is the perfect side for entree’s like fish, steak or soup. The garlic and cheese transform an already tasty, flaky biscuit into an over-the-top treat. [Read more…]

Crunchy Veggie Hot-Dish

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Truth. This dish was initially titled “Vegetable Casserole.” However approximately a decade ago a certain 6’4″ member of our family declared abolition against casseroles of any type.

Funny…I haven’t made “cassserole” ever since. 🙂  [Read more…]