Simple Braised Cabbage


So, how are we all doing today? Today is day 6 for us on being home inside. I went out for the first time yesterday for a quick trip to the grocery store. They were out of most staples but I was looking for a couple of things like garlic, garlic powder, and wine. Great…

Cheesy Grits and Shrimp with Bacon


I honestly don’t think I have ever had grits in my entire life. If I did it was many, many years ago and they obviously didn’t make much of an impression on me. In a time of we need to stretch ourselves and our eating again we decided to try dishes we have never had…

Crispy Baked Potatoes


These are one of our favorite side dishes that I have been making for almost 25 years. The kids love the crispy potato crunch and I love how easy they are to make. The hardest part is slicing the potatoes thin enough to be super crispy but if you have a mandoline that makes it…

Hasselback Maple Sweet Potatoes


We had these potatoes with a roasted turkey dinner. They were amazing! My family usually uses a ton of butter, brown sugar, and candied pecans on their sweet potatoes. This time they had so much flavor they were not asking for more butter or more brown sugar. Verdict: The entire family loved these. They decided…

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole


You know something is really good when your children are quiet while eating AND then ask for you to make it again as soon as possible! How could something like this not be good – mashed potatoes, sour cream, cheese, bacon? All the horribly good things to eat! Verdict: I will make extra mashed potatoes…

Baked Potato Chips


Potatoes are on sale this week so we are eating potatoes every night. Secret to having my kids not complain is making them differently so they don’t even realize they are eating potatoes again. Verdict: I used to make these potatoes all the time when the kids were younger. We haven’t has them in probably…

Parmesan Garlic Noodles


This is one of our go to dishes on busy nights or for an easy side dish. It is super simple to make and the entire family loves it. You can make it with as much garlic as your family likes and as much cheese too! My family goes for more garlic and more cheese…

Savory Sweet Potatoes


I have started trying to find new sides for Thanksgiving (and other days of the year!). As many of you may know we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving Day as my daughter has MidWest Oireachtas (regionals) for Irish dance the day after Thanksgiving each year. So, we are traveling on that day. This year the…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Honey Glaze


Looking for a vegetable side dish for those that dislike vegetables? This may hit the spot! I am not a big vegetable eater and usually push all Brussels sprouts to the side of my plate (or not even put them on my plate if I can get away with it). I think they taste like…

Barbecue Mashed Potatoes


Have you ever just forgotten to post something? I could have sworn I was all done Sunday night and had everything ready to go. Then when I checked my page yesterday there was nothing new. What??? Totally forgot to hit publish to schedule the post. Oops. Well, here is the post now. We are still…

Top Recipes for July 2019


This month lots of the older recipes have getting attention. These Funeral Potatoes, or Cheesy Potatoes, (click for link to recipe) were a hit on Easter but they are good for any time of year! This recipe for Paula Deen’s Bobby’s Goulash (click for link to recipe) is from 2012. I haven’t revisted it but…

Loaded Potato Salad


My family does not care for potato salad with mayonnaise. I love it but it is difficult for me to eat enough to want to make it for myself. We had bacon in the refrigerator the other day and my kids wanted loaded potatoes. Well, why not make it loaded potato salad? Both kids were…