Food · Sides and Veggies

Garlic Chive Butter

I’ve made this butter before and loved it. This time though was different. This time I had garlic and chives from our little garden to make it with. Our garlic bulbs were little, but we were still excited to have grown them! I keep the finished product in the fridge and use on baked potatoes,… Continue reading Garlic Chive Butter

Food · Salads · Sides and Veggies

Sweet Potato Salad

I brought this colorful dish to Easter dinner. I think I enjoyed this more than anyone else there because I brought most of it home. I really did like it though, and I’m going to make it again. It worked well for a potluck since it didn’t require any reheating. I also liked that it changed… Continue reading Sweet Potato Salad

Food · Salads · Sides and Veggies

Homemade Croutons

I opened the pantry to make breakfast this weekend and found three packages of bread with the heels only left in each one. THREE! Not being one to waste food, I whipped up a batch of homemade croutons to use on soups and salads for the rest of the weekend. I like croutons but they… Continue reading Homemade Croutons

Food · Sides and Veggies · Soups

2 black eyed pea recipes for New Years (even if you don’t like black eyed peas).

Whew! How was your Christmas? Does anyone else feel like you’ve sprinted a marathon through the month of  December?  We had the best holiday  yet. Even so I’m now ready to get back to normal. So looking on to New Years, what traditions do you have? We’ve always spent New Years Eve at home with… Continue reading 2 black eyed pea recipes for New Years (even if you don’t like black eyed peas).

Food · Meaty Main Dishes · Sides and Veggies · Soups

The “in between” holiday cooking: What do you make from Thanksgiving to Christmas?

What are your at menus at home like from Thanksgiving to Christmas outside of holiday baking? Do you try to keep meals lighter? Are you going to holiday parties and have a bare fridge? Is there really no change until it gets closer to the actual holiday? Our schedules are kind of guiding some newer… Continue reading The “in between” holiday cooking: What do you make from Thanksgiving to Christmas?

Food · Sides and Veggies

My Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes

Well really these aren’t my sweet potatoes at all, but it’s what I’ve brought to Thanksgiving the last few years. It’s the Boston Market copycat recipe. I, ironically, have never had the real thing to compare it to. The copy cat recipe calls for the sweet potatoes to be baked. Then you mix them with… Continue reading My Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes