Cheesy Potatoes

This is always a holiday favorite at our home. Sometimes I make it as a side for a nice dinner a time or two during the year, too.


4c hashbrowns, frozen 1/3c milk 1-14.5oz can/homemade equivalent cream of celery soup 8oz cream cheese, softened 1/4c onion, sliced thin 1-1/2 c cheddar cheese (give or […]

Corn & Green Bean Casserole

When we attend potlucks or holiday parties, this is the dish I almost always bring and it’s always a hit. We also serve it at each major holiday at our home.


1 pint whole corn kernels 1 pint green beans, french style (or regular will work) 1/2c chopped onion 1-14.5oz or homemade equivalent cream […]

Greek Potatoes

This is a great side to go with greek-inspired chicken. Or anything really. This is another one of those things that I don’t follow a recipe for. I sprinkle seasonings until it looks good.

Begin by preheating your oven to 425F.

Take some potatoes, peel them and cut into wedges. Place them in a […]

Green Beans and Peppers

This is a lovely side dish. You could use a quart of canned beans to cut down on the cooking time. The taste will be a bit mellowed because the beans won’t be cooking in the flavorings but it still works out to be tasty!


1lb green beans, trimmed and cut 1c onion, sliced […]

Roast Zucchini

This is a very simple dish that can have so many variations. Preheat your oven to 450F, slice zucchini and toss in a bowl with enough olive oil to coat. Pour into a greased casserole dish or roasting pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper, cover and roast about 15-20 minutes. Play around with adding additional […]

Parmesan Lemon Zucchini


3tb butter 2 garlic cloves, minced 4 medium zucchini, sliced thin 1/2 ts thyme 1/4c parmesan cheese 2tb lemon juice


Preheat oven to 400F Melt butter over medium heat in an oven-proof skillet. Once melted, add garlic and cook until it begins to soften – only about 30 seconds or so. Add sliced […]

Green Bean Skillet Side

Green beans are ready in abundance from the garden this time of year!


1lb green beans, ends trimmed and cut into bite size pieces 1c onion, small chunks 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2c red pepper, chopped into small bits 2tb bacon grease (or 1tb butter and 1 tb olive oil) 1c chicken broth salt […]

Herbed Potatoes

This comes together quick because you use canned potatoes! It does use quite a selection of herbs though, so if this becomes a common side dish you may want to mix all the ingredients up in an old spice jar and sprinkle about 4.5 ts at a time over potatoes.


1 quart of diced […]

Cranberry Carrot Slaw

This was gone in no time and left my kids asking to make it again with our very next meal!


1/2c unsweetened pineapple juice 2tb honey 1tb lemon juice a small splash of apple cider vinegar (1tsp max) 3c shredded carrots 1/2c dried cranberries


Combine all. Make this ahead of your meal and […]

Crockpot baked beans

Forget about watching pots for hours to prevent burning, make your baked beans in a crockpot and let them cook all day until dinner! Delicious beans that are filling and satisfying.


1lb dry beans, great white northern 1lb bacon 1 onion, minced ¼ c tomato paste ½ c brown sugar ¼ c molasses Vegetable […]