This flavorful, highly textured salad is delicious! We served it with smoked ribs. The salad is full of grains and greens, which went perfectly with the rich smoked meat. It’s Mediterranean undertones make it particularly divine for any kind of grilled meat or fish. The addition of dried currants or cranberries make it sweet and tangy. This herby, healthy salad is a fun new addition to my salad collection.
These Indian potatoes are so flavorful and exotic. Although I couldn’t find every ingredient, I was able to research excellent substitutions. We enjoyed this dish with some naan bread or as a side to accompany grilled chicken. So yummy!
Who else needs a dose of black eyed peas on New Years? Our family has always had black eyes on the stove ready for a spoonful or a bowl for good luck. We’ve done this for a couple of generations. This sautéed version is so tasty and delicious. Everyone is going to want a big helping of this yummy dish.
This scratch made casserole puts traditional green bean casserole to shame! The cream of mushroom soup is made with crimini & shiitake mushrooms. You still use store bought fried onions, because why not. The effort of preparing fresh green beans and the soup is worth it. The addition of nutty gruyere cheese makes this a showstopper.
I got this recipe from a friend’s mom a long long time ago. You know what that means? It’s good! The rich taste will immediately evoke thoughts of cooler temperatures and fall leaves. I make this for Thanksgiving, but it’s super delicious with pork chops, too. The streusel crumble on top is money!!
This rice is so flavorful and it’s an awesome accompaniment to grilled meats & chicken. The whole house smells so fragrant while this is simmering on the stove. Just use a great creole seasoning & fresh herbs. Yum!
I’ve made this off and on for more years than I care to admit. I thought of it the other day when a friend was coming over and the idea of a traditional “ladies lunch” came to mind. You can make one large mold or individual molds. It’s fresh & tastes like summer!
There is a restaurant in San Antonio that serves grilled calamari. Until recently, I did not realize that this calamari was a steak. You know, as in a piece of seafood the size of your hand. They are also kind of hard to find, at least here. We have only one or two stores that regularly carry them. The grilled calamari is so tender, and it is wonderful with this salty, yet fresh white bean and olive salad, which I found at the link at the bottom of this entry. I made a few tweaks for my taste and ease of preparation, which you will find in my revised recipe.
Didn’t my hubs get some great grill marks on those steaks? This whole dish was as good as it looks. You’ve got to try it!
It took me three tries to get this right! I used a recipe I found and I’m pretty sure it had a mistake. The good news is I corrected it. Check out this fun brioche bread! It is a medium size loaf. Perfect for a couple of breakfasts and lunch. And, it’s pretty!
We love these baked beans! They are super easy, but feel a little fancy. This recipe is from The Pioneer Woman, but with a few tweaks. I love her easy & approachable recipes, don’t you? Here you go! Just in time for your summer barbecues.