Side Dishes

(British Style) Beans in Tomato Sauce Recipe – Make Your Own, Just Like Heinz


This is a knock-off recipe for Heinz Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce – British Style.  I have come to learn that the Heinz Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce recipe is different in the UK than it is in the US and Canada.  So if you are British, you’ll love this.  If you’re North American, give […]

Curried Pasta Salad

This recipe is from The Pioneer Woman. I haven’t tried it yet, but will do soon. It reminds me of something I used to eat as a young girl when my mom would take us to one of our favorite restaurants. Good memories. Makes 12 Servings Ingredients 3 pounds Chicken, Cooked And Diced/shredded 6 ounces, […]

Yorkshire Puddings in a Muffin Tin

Source:  Barbara Kafka, 3 large eggs 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup cool milk 1/8 cup fat, reserved from roast Put the eggs in a large bowl and beat with electric beater for one minute. Add salt. Alternating the flour and the milk, add to the eggs.  Beat only until […]

Stuffed Broiled Tomatoes

This is one of my long, long, LONG term recipes – from before Chris and I were married. Its a beautiful side for a special occasion dinner. I’ve made this through out the years occasionally for a romantic dinner for two. Before we were married we used to go to dinner at a very fine […]

Best Potato Salad Ever

  Best ever potato salad recipe – no fooling. Courtesy of my mother-in-law. 3 large potatoes, cooked and cut into cubes 2 stalks celery, finely chopped ½  c. green peas, cooked and cooled 2 hard boiled eggs, peeled and finely chopped 1 small cooking onion, finely chopped 1 dill pickle, finely chopped 1 tbsp. (heaping) […]

Marinated Beet Salad

Photo Credit I never much cared for beets, but when I tried my mother-in-law’s beet salad just to be polite,  I discovered a new favorite!  It was always a staple at her Easter brunches. But its also so nice on a summer’s day… 4  medium beets, cooked   ( 3 1/2 c) 1/4 c. carrots, cooked, […]

Apricot Wild Rice

Another delicious recipe passed down to me by my Aunt Bea, after one of her always enjoyable dinner parties back in the early 2000s. ½ c. uncooked wild rice 2  tbsp. butter 2/3  c. chopped dried apricots 1  celery stalk, sliced 2  green onions, chopped 1½ tsp. dried thyme 2 c. chicken broth or beef […]

Fondant Potatoes

Crispy crust on the outside, tender and creamy goodness on the inside. Elegant fondant potatoes create “perfect textures and contrasts between the creamy potato center and the crusty edges. The key here is to use russet potatoes; it’s a texture thing. You’ll cut them into cylinders. Next you’ll brown the tops and bottoms in a […]