Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice

Looking for a side dish for your Cinco de Mayo festivities?  Cilantro Lime Rice is a simple and tasty dish to get you going. Cilantro Lime Rice   Save Print Author: Lori Ingredients 2 C Basmati Rice ( best rice ever ) 2 tsp salt 1 Bay leaf 5 TBSP finely chopped Cilantro ¼ cup Fresh Lime Juice 2 TBSP Lemon Juice ... Continue Reading

Really Good Macaroni Salad

Really Good Macaroni Salad

It's amazing how food, like this really good macaroni salad, can bring you closer to people and when you score a family cookbook, it's like you're part of that family for those minutes you're recreating their recipes in the kitchen and devouring at the dinner table. I had heard the name Sandra over the years I've lived here but never really knew ... Continue Reading

Creamy Corn

Creamy Corn with Parmesan

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 ... Continue Reading

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 ... Continue Reading

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 ... Continue Reading

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 ... Continue Reading

home-style potatoes

The Best Time to Make 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 ... Continue Reading

brussel

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 ... Continue Reading

green bean casserole

Meal Solutions – 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. – ... Continue Reading

Bacon

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 ... Continue Reading