Category Archives: Side Dishes

Ale Braised Swiss Chard with Bacon

Farmer’s Market Fresh- Oregon Ale… Chard and beer – I love living in the Northwest.  This side dish is easy and delicious.

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Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary and Onions

Potatoes and Rosemary – a marriage of deliciousness! A perfect side dish for any meal!  These potatoes blend with the sweetness of the onion and the earthiness of fresh rosemary.  Serve them with sausage and eggs for breakfast – Or … Continue reading

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Summer Eats That Are BBQ Musts

This post has been contributed –  All opinions are mine alone  There’s nothing better than eating outdoors in the open air.  Summer is al fresco.  Enjoying seasonal foods, fine wines and cool, homemade drinks is the spirit of the summer … Continue reading

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Summer Fresh Pasta Salad

Summer just calls out for pasta salad.  My mom made the version with the little ditalini pasta and lots of mayonnaise, eggs, and cheddar cheese!  And I love pasta salads – of any kind, but I was looking for something … Continue reading

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Rosemary Hasselback Potatoes with Sirloin Steaks

It’s date night at home.  This meal takes a little prep, but once the prep is done, it cooks up easy and delicious! The recipe is for two, but could easily be doubled if you want it for the whole … Continue reading

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Southwestern Pasta Salad with Chipotle Dressing

Summer just seems to ask for Southwestern foods.  That slightly spicy flavor that blends with all those fresh vegetables.  I know it’s not summer yet, but we’ve had some hot days here in Oregon that have made me get excited … Continue reading

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Parmesan Potatoes – Baked and Mashed to Goodness!

We love twice baked potatoes – and we love mashed potatoes.  Here is a bit of a combo.  Bake them first, then mash them – deliciously easy!

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Longevity Noodles – The Year of the Rooster (Pasta of the Month)

Today is the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year – Celebrating the year of the Fire Rooster!  This annual celebration is marked with a variety of foods that have symbolic meanings.  Eating longevity noodles during the feast will … Continue reading

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Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons

A Caesar salad goes great with a good steak – or chicken, pork chops – even all by itself if you’re only a little bit hungry! The Caesar salad has been around for a while.  It is believed to have been … Continue reading

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The Top Ten Recipes of 2016

We had a lot of visitors this last year and we thank each and every one of you that came and supported our site!  Here are recipes for the top ten most visited posts of 2016 – If you’re looking for … Continue reading

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