Category Archives: SIDES

Summer Vegetable Salad

2 cups fresh green beans 3 carrots, peeled and cut into 2” long sticks ½ red onion (thinly sliced) ½ cup black olives, pits removed 1 seedless cucumber, thinly sliced 1 pint cherry tomatoes For the marinade: 1/3 cup extra … Continue reading

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Spinach Dip

2 blocks 8oz cream cheese 1 SMALL chopped onion (or some frozen chopped onions) 2 cans chopped artichoke hearts 2 cans Rotel 8oz shredded mont. jack cheese 4oz shredded parmesan 2 10oz packages chopped, frozen spinach– THAWED 2 t cumin 2 … Continue reading

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Marinated Tomatoes

cooking light Salad: 3 ripe tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (about 2 pounds) 1 Vidalia or other sweet onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh basil 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives Vinaigrette: … Continue reading

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Orzo Salad with Corn Tomatoes and basil and feta

From Plumpie Perfect for the lake! Orzo Salad with Corn, Tomatoes, Basil, and Feta Adapted from Cooking Light {Serves 4 to 6} Dressing: 4 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 teaspoons red wine vinegar 3 garlic … Continue reading

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Bacon Lover’s Mac and Cheese

Bacon Lover’s Mac and Cheese Ingredients: 12 oz. pasta shapes 5-6 oz. bacon, chopped 8 oz. baby bella mushrooms, sliced 2 tbsp. unsalted butter ¼ cup flour 2 cloves garlic, minced 2½ cups milk (low fat or whole milk) ¼ … Continue reading

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Black Eyed Peas

3 strips bacon, sliced in 1/2-inch pieces 1 pound pork neck bones 1 cup diced onion 1 cup diced celery 1 cup diced carrot 3 cloves chopped garlic 6 cups water 1 pound black-eyed peas, soaked overnight 6 oz smoked … Continue reading

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Zuchini casserole

With all the liquid that’s added, this ends up being a rather soupy casserole. It’s a heartier French onion soup that’s packed with vegetables and makes a meal on its own. We’ve added red peppers to the typical mayonnaise and … Continue reading

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