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Really Homemade Green Bean Casserole (URS: Holiday Side Dishes)

Can the canned cream soups. Make green bean casserole from scratch! This year I decided to take classic Thanksgiving favorites and remove the processed food from them. Last year I took that famous Pretzel Berry Salad/Jell-O dish and healthified it. The result was Raspberry Cream Cups. It mirrors the flavor of the pretzel-berry-jello dessert of […]

Mini Meatloaves and Stovetop Mac & Cheese (URS: Dinners for $10 or Less)

Talk about quick and cheap eats! This meal features mini meatloaves full of flavor as well as a made-from-scratch mac and cheese. Filling comfort food that won’t disappoint, all for less than $10. Creating a dinner for four under $10 is not rocket science. Anyone who shops the sales and coupons can probably pull it […]

Cajun Spiced Cauliflower (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Spring Produce)

Spice up your life — and your cauliflower with Cajun-inspired spices. Even though it took hours of preparation and only minutes to eat, I must say that this year’s Easter dinner was pretty fab. Honeybaked Ham (recipe created on the fly), Tastiest Scalloped Potatoes, Asparagus, and Cajun Spiced Cauliflower were on display. And it was […]

Easy Greens Tart with Feta Cheese

Leftover greens combine with a buttery crust and a filling enhanced by eggs, cream, and feta cheese, to create a delicious easy greens tart. This week on URS we’re talking dairy products. And how timely. I’m currently reading The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love, next month’s Booking It selection. I’ve been […]

Cheddar and Leek Potato Bake (URS: Potato Recipes)

Potatoes and cheddar cheese partner with sauteed leeks for a rich and satisfying side dish or meatless entree. We are big potato fans around here. French fries, potato salad, mashed potatoes. A certain 7-year old hasn’t quite made up his mind about potatoes, but the rest of us love them. I’m happy to eat potatoes […]

Raclette (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Cheese)

Head’s up! If you make a purchase through the Amazon links in this post, I do receive a small percentage of the sale. Years ago, almost twenty to be exact, I was une jeune fille americaine living in France. I left the States speaking horrific French, but not caring. It had been a lifelong dream […]

Jalapeno Popper Potatoes (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Potatoes)

Years ago we had a neighbor who made these delicious bacon appetizers. They were strips of bacon wrapped around the tiniest bits of cream cheese and jalapenos. They were time intensive to make, but oh so delicious to eat. And since then, I love jalapeno poppers when made with good cheeses and wrapped in bacon. […]

Potatoes Alfredo (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Side Dishes)

Ultimate Recipe Swap

Side dishes add a little more oomph to a meal. They help you stretch what you have to fit a crowd. And some side dishes really complement a meal and make the main dish tastier than it would be without. I love some side dishes like mashed potatoes or baked potatoes or cheesy potatoes so […]