Category: Side Dishes

Buttermilk Coleslaw aka “Almost KFC Slaw”

Buttermilk Coleslaw aka “Almost KFC Slaw” Coleslaw or plain ‘slaw’ as some prefer to call it comes from a Dutch word meaning cabbage salad. While, in the U.S., traditional coleslaw is a combination of shredded cabbage and a mayonnaise-based dressing, slaw can contain any number of ingredients. If you enjoy […] Read more…

Enjoying Mung Beans with Your Meals

Mung Beans

Even though mung beans and bean sprouts are nothing new for Southeast Asian-inspired salads, soups and stir-fries, the actual tiny mung bean is having its moment. The little army-green legume and its derivatives have been used forever in Indian, Persian and Southeast Asian cuisines as satiating beans, sprouts and noodles. […] Read more…

Peanut and Nut Butter Alternatives + How to Make Sunflower Seed Butter

Today my daughter asked me to order her some pre-made meal kits that she could grab and go to her college classes and work.  We usually get one that features sunflower seed butter.  They’re really good and healthy, but a little pricey. Can we do this another way? When I was […] Read more…

Lemonade Fruit Salad

This fruit salad tossed with lemonade drink mix will appeal to all kinds of fruit lovers. Make it your own by using your favorite fruits. Prep Time 15 min. Total Time 15 min. Servings 8 servings, 1 cup each What You Need 2 cups each cubed cantaloupe and honeydew melon (1 […] Read more…

Cooking with Fresh Corn

Summer without fresh corn is like summer without sunshine. At the start of the summer, I get excited thinking about earthy-sweet and crunchy, hot buttered corn on the cob. How much do I adore fresh corn?  About this much!We’d already shucked some of them when I remembered I blog, therefore […] Read more…

9 Cool Summer Meals That Won’t Heat Up Your Kitchen

It’s the middle of the day and the temperatures are already climbing high, the air conditioning is struggling to keep up, and and I still have to figure out what to make for dinner. Summer weather is often enough for us to throw up our hands and hit the take-out […] Read more…

The Secrets to Succulent, Slow-Cooked Meals

You’ve got to love an appliance that makes luscious, aromatic, Sunday-style dinners a reality any night of the week: Ingredients go in, the cooker goes on, and dinner comes out pretty much whenever you’re ready. Plus there’s usually only one pot to wash — how easy is that? Here are […] Read more…

Grilled Fresh Corn with Whipped Tomato Butter #Giveaway #RedGoldRecipes #LaurasLeanBeef

Red Gold Summer Grilling Giveaway

This summer, Red Gold is encouraging home chefs to grill with its tomatoes grown on family farms.  For the third year, Red Gold is hosting its popular Red Gold Summer Grillin’ Party that runs through July 22nd on its Facebook page. Red Gold will give away a Large Big Green Egg […] Read more…

Creamy Avocado Pasta – Guest Post #DailyDoseofDesign

Hope you’ve all have a spiffy Memorial Day!  OK, so technically, I’m home now from the amazing trip my daughter and I took together this month. Now the problem is that I’m so jetlagged and worn out. You know how they say you need a “vacation from your vacation?” Well, […] Read more…

17 Delicious and Healthy #Spiralizer Recipes

Spiralizer Recipes

So, if anyone tells you that when I got my Spiralizer, I spiralized everything in sight for two whole weeks (including three very full weekends,) I might deny it. Unfortunately, it would be super easy to tell that I was full of crap. I have a terrible poker face and […] Read more…

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