Category Archives: Side Dish

Farmstand Corn Fritters

The heat and lack of rain that we have been experiencing lately has really taken a toll on not only our lawn but also the quality of produce at our farmers market. You see this years corn crop has been less … Continue reading

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Greek Pasta Salad

With the 4th of July just around the corner, have you planned your cookout menu yet? If not, I have you covered with this delicious pasta salad! This crowd pleasing summer pasta salad is a quick and easy choice not only … Continue reading

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Barbecued Baked Beans

If you are searching for the perfect side dish for your Memorial Day cookout this weekend, look no further! If you’ve never made your own baked beans from scratch, you are really missing out. I promise you will never go … Continue reading

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Scalloped Potatoes

Growing up my mom would make scalloped potatoes from the box all the time. We always went crazy when she would pull this side dish out of the oven. They tasted great, but I never knew what I was missing … Continue reading

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Fried Rice with Peas and Bean Sprouts

Fried rice is a very popular side dish to many Chinese dishes, however, many times the rice is so greasy, salty, and bland that it leaves a lot to be desired. This recipe changes all that! The rice is cooked in … Continue reading

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Couscous with Dates and Almonds

Do you have one of those recipes that you could literally make with your eyes closed? For me this couscous is one of those recipes. Ever since I discovered it last January in my Cook’s Illustrated magazine I have made … Continue reading

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Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Salad

Since the weather has been warming up here in Central Illinois, Andrew and I have been taking advantage of the unusually high temperatures by firing up the grill and dining al fresco each evening. This light and simple salad is … Continue reading

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Mexican Rice

Looking for the perfect side dish to serve with your favorite Mexican meal? This one pot Mexican rice rivals my favorite Mexican restaurant and is so easy to make right in your own kitchen. The rice is sautéed until golden brown … Continue reading

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Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Spinach and Goat Cheese

Here’s a great light vegetarian recipe that makes a wonderful appetizer or side dish to many grilled meats. This recipe can even be doubled and served as a delicious main dish. Portobello mushrooms are stuffed with spinach, goat cheese, walnuts, and … Continue reading

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The Best of 2011!

I really can’t believe how fast 2011 flew by! We had such a fun and exciting year! 🙂 Andrew ran his first 500 Festival Mini Marathon with me in May. He also finished his Dermatopatholgy Fellowship in Indianapolis 0n May 31. After … Continue reading

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