Creamy Corn with Parmesan

Creamy Corn

We usually keep our Thanksgiving menu pretty traditional, like, very basic y'all.  This year though, we thought we'd try a couple of new things, one of them being a corn recipe.  We don't really like creamed corn because of texture and sweetness but were wanting a creamier corn. It was funny when the boys saw this cooking because they just had … [Read more...]

Parmesan Herb Pasta

Parmesan Herb Pasta

I'm all about simple recipes and this one is about as simple as you can get, and it's just delicious!  This recipes comes from my friend Shelby, who got it from her mom. just like in the Garlic Dill Red Potatoes, I used Gourmet Garden's Herbs & Spices. I'm sure Shelby's mom uses fresh herbs but after she sees this, she may start the … [Read more...]

Garlic Dill Red Potatoes

Garlic Dill Red Potatoes

Labor Day weekend is here and boy do I gotta simple recipe for y'all.  Garlic Dill Red Potatoes!  These taters are packed full of flavor that makes you feel like you used fresh herbs from your garden. After enjoying a Friday evening hanging with good friends, dancing with my man, and lovin' on Mel Tillis, we spent much of Saturday afternoon … [Read more...]

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Homemade macaroni and cheese is one of my favorite things, aside from mash taters.  There's nothing wrong with the box version at all and in fact, it's much cheaper but when I'm in the mood for comfort food, I make mine homemade. What I love about homemade mac and cheese, is being able to throw in whatever cheese you want.  I didn't go all … [Read more...]

The Best Time to Make Home-Style Potatoes

home-style potatoes

Meat and taters....that seems to be the heart of our meals most days so making sure I can make them taste good all the time becomes a challenge.  I've baked them with Ranch dip, mashed them with butter and cheese, and done just about everything else I can think.  One of our most favorite ways to eat taters is to pan fry them. Our secret is to cook … [Read more...]

Bacon Pan Roasted Brussel Sprouts


This recipe was submitted by Sherri W, into March's Food Challenge where the theme is GREEN! Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs of brussel sprouts 1/4 lb father's tomato blt bacon (bacon of choice) 1 tbsp evoo 1 tsp thyme 3-4 thinly sliced or minced garlic cloves salt and pepper to taste Directions wash and trim brussel sprouts. cut tips off and … [Read more...]

Meal Solutions – Green Bean Casserole

green bean casserole

It's another round of meal solutions and this time there's not too much to think about because the ingredients reflect two very common dishes, especially for the holidays. Here are the list of ingredients for this week's meal solution: Bruce Cut Yams, 40 oz. – $1.98 Jet Puffed Mini Marshmallows – $.84 Great Value Light Brown Sugar, 2 lbs. – … [Read more...]

Tomato, Bacon and Onion Gratin


Tomatoes and onions create some wonderful dishes and this one is no exception.  Because it's nearly impossible to find green tomatoes around here, I used firm red tomatoes instead.  This is part two of three of the dinner meal I planned for you guys.  You can see the creamed corn I made earlier and stay tuned for part three, Blackened Catfish, to … [Read more...]

Homemade Creamed Corn, Just Like Your Grandma Used to Eat

Corn Cobs

Do you know what real creamed corn is?  I'm sure you've eaten it from the can but making creamed corn from scratch, well, it's just better.  I thought it was interesting to learn that the cream is actually inside the kernels so in order for you to get it out, you have to put a little work into creaming that corn.  The only drawback to making it … [Read more...]

Ranch Red Potatoes with Bacon

Ranch Red Potatoes with Bacon

Just another side dish idea.  We try to cook potatoes in a variety of ways and for everything but mashed, we use red potatoes. Basically you throw all this in a bowl, mix and bake. Pretty simple. I chose to use light dressing and no cheese since I'm trying to lose weight but normally we do add cheese.  Another great variation of this if you don't … [Read more...]

Broccoli, Cauliflower and Rice Casserole


Just another side dish, nothing fancy.  You can substitute the Velveeta cheese with something else.  I used a little bit of Mexican cheese instead myself.  Be on the lookout for an iPod Touch giveaway here or on my cowboy blog 'cause it's coming soon! Might be better to subscribe;) INGREDIENTS 1 pkg. frozen chopped broccoli & … [Read more...]