Category Archives: Side Dishes

Oklahoma Fried Okra

Oklahoma announced it’s official state meal in 1988. It included cornbread, barbecue pork, chicken fried steak, squash and corn, biscuits, grits and sausage gravy, strawberries, pecan pie, black-eyed peas and fried okra. Fried okra, or “southern popcorn”, makes a great … Continue reading

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Chanterelle Rice

It’s an early year for that golden wild mushroom, the chanterelle. I love these things! I found some at CostCo and bought a package – then my husband and grandson and I went into the forest to find some too. … Continue reading

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North Dakota Cheese Buttons

While doing research on North Dakota, the same food kept popping up. Cheese Buttons. Cheese what? Kase Knepfla. These cheese filled dumplings are similar to ravioli, but is rooted in German culture. Some people even think these delicious giant noodles … Continue reading

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Spicy Chorizo Potatoes

Chorizo – full of flavor and texture. This is the most flavorful and easiest side dish you’ll ever make. The potatoes get crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. And they are covered with the spicy flavors of … Continue reading

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Homemade Pork and Beans

We love beans at our house. This one takes some some to soak the dry beans, but the flavors you get from them as opposed to canned is well worth the wait!

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